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Drew Westfall wants nothing more than to forget what he had to do in the name of “smart” business. Cutting off all ties with his parents—including handing over the entire contents of his trust fund to a charity—he takes off for Bridger, Colorado where his best friend has an extra room for him. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that his business degree won’t do him much good in a town as small as Bridger, but he’s broke and has nowhere else to go.s by Kaylee Baldwin

Eden Torresi has every reason to wallow. Not only did she have to sell her house to pay for her mother’s medical expenses, but she also had to drop out of school and is in a relationship with a guy unwilling to commit. But Eden isn’t the wallowing type. Instead, she chooses to spend most of her time taking care of the seniors at Silver Linings Assisted Living. When she learns that her boyfriend’s new roommate is down on his luck, her caring nature makes her want to reach out to him and offer what help she can. But the more time they spend together, the more complicated things get, especially when the seniors of Silver Linings decide to play matchmaker.

Kaylee BaldwinAuthor Kaylee Baldwin

When Kaylee Baldwin isn’t writing, she’s usually chasing after her four children, checking her email, trying to get motivated to train for that race she shouldn’t have signed up for, hanging out with her pretty awesome husband, and reading whatever good book she can find. She graduated from Arizona State with degree in English Lit. Her published books are Meg’s Melody, Six Days of Christmas (part of the All I Want collection) and Silver Linings.



My review:

Silver Linings is the second novella in the Ripple Effect series and deals with much more serious issues.  We met Drew at the end of Home Matters when he donated his trust fund and fortune.  Drew shows up in Bridger to stay with his college friend, Jace.  Drew is attracted to Eden who happens to be Jace’s girlfriend.  Eden’s mom is very sick and dying.  She is overwhelmed with trying to take care of her mom and keeping them financial stable.  Drew is your perfect hero who is willing to stay with Eden’s mom when Eden has to work.  The scenes with the residents at Silver Linings was comical.  They added an extra sweet touch to the story.   The author created characters that were natural and emotions that ranged from tears to chuckles.