THE COLOR OF LOVE - Sharon Sala
Blessings, Georgia,  Book 5
Sourcebooks
ISBN: 978-1-492-64605-1
February 2018
Contemporary Romance

Blessings, Georgia - Present Day

When Ruby Dye first started getting gifts from a secret admirer, she was both surprised and flustered.  After thinking about it, she started to suspect that her admirer is Peanut Butterman, the local lawyer, and after a little more thought, Ruby realizes just how much she hopes it's him.  In fact, she's hoping that he'll admit as much when they have lunch together after church.  But as she's getting ready, Ruby's past catches up with her, knocks her around a little bit and then kidnaps her.  She'd escaped her abusive ex-husband fifteen years ago, and to have him show up on a day with so much promise gives Ruby the strength she needs to do what she couldn't do during her marriage: fight back.

P. Nutt Butterman has loved Ruby Dye for a long time, but it's only been the past year that he's decided to do something about it.  When his plan to make Ruby notice him by volunteering alongside her doesn't work, Peanut starts sending her little gifts, and has now finally worked up the nerve to tell her how he feels.  When she doesn't show up for church and they find signs of a fight at her house, Peanut worries that he may never get the chance to tell Ruby just what she means to him.

Welcome back to Blessings, Georgia, where your neighbors know more about your life than you want them to, but you can always count on them to come to your aid in your time of need.  Both Ruby and Peanut have played a part in the previous books in the series, and while their start may be a bit rocky, in THE COLOR OF LOVE, readers finally get their story.  Ruby owns Curl Up and Dye, the hair salon that offers more than just hair care.  You can always count on Ruby to listen, offer advice, and organize the town whenever you need help.  After her first experience with marriage, Ruby hadn't been interested in giving it another go, but after watching several couples overcome great odds to find their happily-ever-after, she's not so sure she's ready to be done with romance.  Her feelings for Peanut have grown steadily over the past few months, in spite of the fact that they aren't even dating, but her ex-husband's arrival up-ends Ruby's world.

In addition to the chance to catch up with characters from previous books, a few new people have found their way into Blessings, paving the way for more stories.  A heart-warming story that brings together two beloved characters, don't miss THE COLOR OF LOVE.

Jennifer Bishop