About the Book
Home is the place to heal, right? At least, that’s what Dillon Michaels is hoping as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon’s old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift–her grandfather’s run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store.
But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon’s noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.
Full of quirky characters, family drama, and sweet romance, The Happy Camper will have you scouring Craigslist for your own diamond-in-the-rough camper to restore and haunting your local hardware store for a handy guy to help your dreams come true.
In My Opinion
I didn’t realize how much I needed to read a book exactly like this one until I got to the end. Lighthearted, sweet, and a bit whimsical, The Happy Camper is the perfect escape from the constant headlines, stress, and concerns facing much of the world right now.
As Dillon spends time with her mother (who, admittedly, got on my nerves) and her grandfather (who is a dear man), she finds joy in simple things like working in her grandmother’s garden and fixing up a vintage camper. She forms a friendship with the local hardware store owner as well.
There are a couple of plot lines I didn’t love about this book. The ex-boyfriend’s unwillingness to hear what Dillon continuously tries to tell him and the back and forth between her and Jordan got tired by the end of the story.
Yet, I’m willing to overlook that for the simple joys Melody Carlson weaves into this story. I pray everyone finds the delight in something that Dillon does in fixing up her camper.
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