You know the scene in Pride & Prejudice where Mr. Darcy is practicing his fencing and says, "I shall conquer this! I shall!" referring of course to his feelings for Elizabeth Bennett? There's a modern day version of that in Mars with Venus Rising.
New to town, John is holding himself back from his attraction to the skittish Penn Davenport. Penn lives with her aunts, and has since her parents died in a plane crash. The aunts, Winnie and Jancie, are a hoot. They're in full on matchmaker mode, but Penn is having none of it.
She starts to get to know John when they're thrown together through serving on the Apple Fest committee. She might even like him a little, maybe. Until she finds out... he's a pilot.
Mars with Venus Rising is the tale of a woman overcoming childhood trauma and a very patient man. John is almost too good to be true in the way that he challenges Penn but never pushes her. Perhaps author Hope Toler Dougherty giving him a limp makes him seem a little more realistic, since we all have some flaws.
This is a cute, G rated story, which I will be happy to pass on to my teen daughter, Brianna.
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