A CHANCE INHERITANCE – Carolyn Brown
January 10, 2023
Catfish, Texas – Present Day
Three cousins, Lanie, Jodi, and Becky Cornell, head to deep south Texas to claim an inheritance from their late beloved grandmother. As A CHANCE INHERITANCE opens, Lanie is a runaway bride. She just can’t marry her fiancé and the only thing running through her head is her grandmother’s voice. Lanie decides that she will head to Texas and join Jodi and Becky, where they will run their grandmother’s business, Catfish Fisherman's Hut, a bait shop/general store.
Becky is the one in charge and she takes over managing the business. While Jodi and Lanie don’t want to admit it, Becky has some good ideas. But soon the cousins realize that running the business is much different from the idyllic summers that they spent with their grandmother as children. Yet, they plan to continue their grandmother’s legacy and get advice from long-time customers. Meanwhile, Becky is reconnecting with Chris Adams, a local river guide. He’s there whenever she turns around. Are they finding love?
A CHANCE INHERITANCE is a short novel at 125 pages with three main characters, so readers will not get deeply into each character. But we do get a sense of the three cousins. Laine thought she had found love with her fiancé, but she soon realized she was going along with what he wanted and not what she needed. Becky has ignored romance until now, so will she be receptive to Chris? Jodi is glad to be starting over in Catfish.
As usual, Carolyn Brown provides readers with intriguing characters who get you to root for them. The cousins bicker a little amongst themselves, but they truly love and care for each other. If you love a good read that will make you smile and chuckle along the way, then don’t miss A CHANCE INHERITANCE.