The Groom Wore White
Winnie Davis was a rancher in Ophelia, Texas. She was divorced and had no desire for another man. She was not, however, withdrawn or unattractive. On Friday nights, she met her best friends for an evening of drinking and dancing and letting loose with her feelings. On the sidelines, her ex-husband always stayed close enough to remind her he was still waiting.
Dr. Will Barker was attracted to Winnie from his first night at the local bar. He admired her looks and her sassiness. His two best friends were married to Winnie’s best friends. A Harvard graduate neurosurgeon, Will had chosen to buy a practice in small Ophelia. He had fallen in love with the town while visiting his college roommate’s home during college. He was strapped financially because the small town was leery about accepting a young unknown doctor in town.
This was my introduction to Taylor Manning but let me assure you, it will not be my last. I have already purchased the first two books in this trilogy. I have now read the third book in the series. I could understand it so I feel it could be a stand-alone novel. I admire her style writing and do intend to watch for her name in the future.
Manning’s sensitivity about certain subjects was well developed but not overly explicit. Her sensuality was beautifully written but not the only interesting parts of the book. The storyline was really spell-binding. Her development of characters, both main and secondary, was something else that grabbed my attention.
I recommend this book to most all readers. Though a bit graphic for those under-aged, it is perfect for even those who are skeptical about too much graphic a ction. I’m pleased that I’ve found another great author to follow.