Another Sunset is Jason Zandri’s debut novel in the romance/fiction category. The story opens with the arrival of David Stephenson to Westville, a quaint, friendly town on the far end of Texas. On a friends advice, he decides to live and work at Charlottes Place, a diner owned by Ms. Charlotte, who is assisted by Maria and her eight-year-old daughter, Caroline. Davids friendly, helpful nature makes him an instant favorite in the town, while he also takes a liking to Caroline and Maria. While Caroline gets the father figure she never had in the form of David, Maria and Davids friendship eventually sparks a romance as Maria sees how happy David makes her and also her daughter. After David helps Caroline organize a weekend bazaar to collect funds for the local library, his sudden departure is a shock to the townspeople. The writer of the local newspaper is then asked by a benevolent gentlemen of the town to find David. What made him leave the love of his life?
For a first novel, the authors narrative style is excellent. Maria and Caroline are excellent as strong, independent females. The ending is a bit rushed, and I feel Davids story should have been explored in further detail. The kindness of the people of Westville makes the reader feel theyre a part of it too. Highly recommended.
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