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It Had to Be You
by Sarah Webb
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Avon, 2007 (2007)
* *   Reviewed by Kim Atchue-Cusella

Molly Harper manages a bookstore, Happily Ever After, in the Irish village of Burnaby and is writing a novel in her spare time. When the store is sold unexpectedly, she is not happy. She doesn't like the new owner, Milo Jones, and his ideas about changing the shop. His son Sam seems very nice but can Molly trust him?

Kate Bowan works in a shoe store full time and also runs a dating service. She's been lonely since coming back from the States after a relationship fell apart, but figures that keeping busy will take her mind off it. The only problem is that one of her clients seems quite taken with her. Her grandmother has even taken a shine to him. Can she keep her no dating clients rule?

Paige Brady, one of Molly's best friends, has decided to run for a political seat. She works full time as a councilor and also has two small children at home. Her husband Tom is a wonder but when the daycare she uses decides to close down for the summer she starts to feel the stress. Another candidate seems to have decided that she is an election threat, and starts a dirty campaign against her. Can Paige keep everything together to stay sane through the election?

The women have very different problems but they all strive for happiness. Sarah Webb writes a poignant story of three friends who are strong women with dreams they want to realize. It Had to Be You is a great read set in an Irish village.

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