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February 9, 2023

Come What Maybe by Kerri Carpenter ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Kerri Carpenter is a new author for me and I really enjoyed this small-town romance.  Come What Maybe is the first book of a new series and I can't wait to read what happens in the future books.  The series is going to follow the lives of three sisters who were raised by a feisty grandmother in the small town of Seaside Cove.  This book is the oldest sister Lauren's story.

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book cover of romance novel Come What Maybe by Kerri Carpenter
January 2023; Entangled: Amara; 978-1649371416
ebook, print (352 pages); romance

Lauren is in her mid-30s and lives in Arlington, Virginia and works as a social media strategist.  She's gone home to Maine for a few months to live with her grandmother and help her sister make needed changes in her life.  All three sisters plan to spend several months with their hyper-critical grandmother and Lauren as the oldest seems to get the most criticism.  Lauren leads a super organized and planned-out life.  She makes lots of lists and rarely does anything unplanned.  When she visits a local bar, she finds out that the owner is someone that she knew from high school and always had a crush on.  Ethan has traveled all over the world and settled down back in Seaside Cove but has no plans to stay there.  Very quickly, Ethan and Lauren end up having a one-night stand and the result is a totally unplanned pregnancy.  Lauren isn't sure how to cope with the pregnancy -- it certainly throws her well-planned out life in a mess.  Plus she really doesn't want to stay in Seaside Cove and certainly not with someone who lives life by the seat of his pants and never has any plans.  Will there be a future for these two totally different people without making major changes to the life that they want to live?

Lauren was a great character.  The author showed her different sides through minor plots in the story -- she's a great sister, has a successful career, and has a well-planned future.  Her unplanned pregnancy makes her look at her life differently but is there room in her life for someone who may help her live a more spontaneous life?  I also enjoyed her relationship with her grandmother -- even though they argued all of the time  - some of their arguments were very humorous -- there was still a lot of love between Lauren and the grandmother who raised her and her sisters after their mother's death.

I'm looking forward to the future books in this series to find out if all three sisters -- plus grandma - find their happily ever after.  

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  

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