The Happy Camper

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Home is the place to heal, right? At least, that’s what Dillon Michaels is hoping as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon’s old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift–her grandfather’s run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store. But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon’s noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.
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When you need a book that is light hearted and fun, The Happy Camper is just that! It’s not overwhelming and can be read quickly. The cover alone is cheerful and sets the backdrop for the story. Melody Carlson has beautifully scripted a story that is all about relationships. The main character, Dillon, is determined and kindhearted. She is independent and willing to take on difficult tasks – like helping her mother with growing a field of lavender. Although she has a strained relationship with her whiny mother, her relationship with her grandfather was very endearing. I will admit, the mother did get on my nerves a bit. When she encounters the local hardware store employee, Jordan, things start to get interesting. The setting in Colorado adds to the fun and relaxed vibe throughout the pages. I also enjoyed learning about the camper club and the restoring of retro campers. It added to the fun and cheeriness of the story. All in all, it’s a great book to bring some happy thoughts and brighten your day.

If you love Hallmark movies, then you will enjoy The Happy Camper.


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