This was a really cute book! I found myself enjoying every chapter and felt for Maggie in her dealings with her 7-year old neighbor, Chloe. Oh, the sweet innocence of children! I think having the interaction between Chloe and Maggie brought light to the book but I am not so sure that parents would allow their child to ‘befriend’ their adult neighbor so easily in today’s world. BUT, this story does have a sweet ending that leaves you reaching for the next book, Maggie’s Fork in the Road, which I cannot wait to read to see what happens with Maggie, Chloe, Glad, and John!
Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John. Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again.