About the Book
It’s official: Brynna Phillips is done with men. They only break your heart. But just when she makes this declaration, her friend Jan convinces Brynna to join her on a camping vacation in Sonoma Wine Country. As they wind their way toward their destination, spanking-new mini camper in tow, Brynna recalls her teenage camp romance with a boy named Leroy. How can it have been nearly 30 years ago? All she remembers is that Leroy was a genuinely good guy and that his family owned a vineyard–in Sonoma. She doesn’t even remember his last name. Jan insists they look for him, and the search begins.
Beyond the slim chance they’d ever be able to find him are questions that have haunted Brynna for decades, including What is the point of digging up the past? and Can Leroy ever forgive me for losing touch?
Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you on a trip to rediscover the carefree days of youth and, just maybe, to get a second chance at love.
In My Opinion
Melody Carlson’s contemporary romances are often (at least for me) great books to read between those heavier, more emotional books. Hers are more light-hearted and don’t tend to pull me in as deep emotionally. Looking for Leroy is another of those palate cleanser book.
First, let me say that the book blurb does not give an accurate depiction of what this book is about. After reading it, I thought this would be more about the road trip and I’d see more of the camping side of things. There are a couple scenes where they Brynna and her brand-new friend (and also her boss) are camping but it is not what the book is about. Most of the book takes place once Brynna has located Leroy.
The setting of the book is fantastic with the winery and everything Leroy and his daughters do to keep people interested in visiting. If you’re looking for a light and breezy escape, this may be the book for you.
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