- Author Donna Alward
- Release Date April 4, 2017
- Publisher St. Martin's Press
- ISBN/ASIN 9781250092687
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
SOMEBODY’S BABY is the third book in the DARLING, VT SERIES by Donna Alward. I’ve been lucky enough to read all of them, including the prequel novella, GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME. It was a little slow going at first for me but when the action picked up I was all in and kept turning the pages far into the night.
The Gallaghers were once again involved in the story but this time it’s Rory’s turn to be front and center. He and Oaklee have a past since she was his best friend’s little sister and they were quite often together while growing up. He noticed her more than as a “sister” when she was a teen but her brother set him straight. Fast forward some years and when their paths cross again sparks do fly. The one-step forward and two or three back was heartbreaking since they understood each other but couldn’t open up and got in their own way. This was due to things that happened to each of them when in love with others before so they aren’t as willing to put themselves out there again for love or are they?
There were family and friends, the businesses and the small town of Darling, VT along with romance, love, loving, get togethers, dogs, tears, sadness, fear, honesty, happiness and hope. The Gallagher’s love for each other shines through and I’m glad we could visit with them again. Buster was a great addition to the story and helped fill some of the holes in Oaklee’s heart that she didn’t even know were there. Watching her reconnect with her parents was heartwarming. The story flowed smoothly with well developed characters. There was a happily-ever-after in the offing with some closure but an epilogue would have been a wonderful treat. Since there are more Gallagher siblings I hope we’ll be back with them in future books in the series. The twins and Hannah have to still get their stories told.
Alward is a fairly new to me author and I’ve enjoyed her books and look forward to reading many more of them.