It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike
hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother
of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and
raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his
medical practice in the basement of their home.
Now, Vada is a
grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days
are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur
orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn
Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive
wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse
parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be
sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the
guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The
medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he
hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at
the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the
super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, the
Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With
Stella. A former high-school English teacher, she serves as director
of the theater arts group at her church. Allison makes her home in
Texas with her husband and their three boys. Learn more about the author on her web site.
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.