cover image The Happy Camper

The Happy Camper

Melody Carlson. Revell, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-8007-3723-8

Carlson (Christmas in Winter Hill) delivers a light romance in this cute inspirational. Inconsiderate and unpunctual Brandon Kranze has made Dillon Michaels wait one too many times. After she ends their relationship, she asks God for help and leaves her job in Colorado Springs to head home to Oregon to care for her grandfather. There she finds her newly single mother has moved into Dillon’s old room, leaving Dillon to sleep on the couch. When Dillon’s grandfather gives her an old trailer on his property, she loves it and quickly gets to work fixing it up. It doesn’t hurt that doing so gives her a reason to see Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store who also happens to own a vintage trailer. She’s eager to get to know him better, but someone else is competing for Jordan’s affections. Brandon also shows up, determined to win back Dillon’s heart. Dillon, through it all, relies on God’s strength to see her through. Memorable characters and a satisfying inspirational core make this one a winner. (Mar.)