Catherine Anderson's poignant My Sunshine, is a compelling new entry in her Coulter Family saga. When an accident leaves Laura Townsend with brain damage and aphasia, a language disorder, her opportunity to regain a normal life is threatened by ignorance and stereotypes. At the suggestion of his mother, veterinarian Isaiah Coulter offers Laura work as a kennel keeper, a job that should be a new beginning for her. But the interference of matchmakers jeopardizes the fragile hold Laura has on her self-worth. Laura's quiet empathy with the critters she cares for sneaks into Isaiah's overwhelmed, busy heart as he realizes this gentle woman is vital to his life. Now all he has to do is convince Laura to follow her heart and stay with him. The tender story, along with Anderson's sympathetic portrayal of Laura's struggle to overcome her handicap, make this a memorable and enlightening read.
Sandy Huseby reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.