Book By: Melody Carlson

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photo source: GoodReads

What a sweet read!

I love camping in our RV, so when I saw the book cover to Melody Carlson’s latest release I HAD to read it!

To be honest, I was more interested in the restoration of the antique trailer than in the love interest of the heroine. The book did not disappoint – I learned quite a bit about restoration and could picture the transformation in my mind thanks to the vivid detail and descriptions provided by the author.

The story follows Dillon Michaels, a fed up computer programmer who calls it quits one day on the boyfriend who hasn’t been able to commit and on the tyrannical boss who expects Dillon to be a slave to the office. Neat, orderly and organized Dillon makes a spontaneous decision that sends her packing and heading home to her grandfather’s farm where she grew up.

Perhaps the most precious thing about returning home is the gift her grandfather gives her – a-run-down-in-bad-shape-fixer-upper-antique-trailer he’d been given by the widow of a close friend. To the average person, the trailer would be worthy of the junkyard, but to Dillon, it was just the change she needed. She throws herself into the restoration and finds a new calling in life.

Secondary characters abound and add complications to Dillon’s planned reprieve from life – especially the clueless ex-boyfriend who is determined to make Dillon his, while a budding friendship with the town’s local hardware owner is just what she needs to embark on a new adventure.

A light-hearted read that has arrived just in time for camping season.

If you love camping (or even glamping), you’ll enjoy The Happy Camper.

I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.