Syd Murphy, a librarian, relocates to the little town Jericho in Virginia after her almost-ex-husband cheats on her. A flat tire stops her before she even reaches Jericho, and she’s rescued by Maddie Stevenson, Jericho’s doctor.
Maddie has returned to Jericho after her father, the local physician, died two years ago and she took over his medical practice.
Syd and Maddie become fast friends, and Syd, who has only planned on staying for eighteen months to set up a library in Jericho, becomes more and more involved in the community.
“Jericho,” Ann McMan’s debut novel, is a satisfyingly long read with likable, three-dimensional main characters and a quirky cast of supporting characters. The romance is developed at a slow pace, so readers can witness the love between them growing instead of the characters just hopping into bed on page two.
The dialogue is witty and laugh-out-loud funny at times.
I read the online version, but I’ll buy the book once it’s published too.
I just had one tiny issue with this novel: The characters drink a LOT of wine.
Otherwise, it’s a captivating romance that I highly recommend.