Joe Andreson and his widowed mother come to Minneapolis for work. Joe is entranced by Kristi Casey, head cheerleader. She is quite the temptress (notice she makes this quite a steamy novel). Quite the opposite is friend Darva. Both put quite a spin on his life. In his youth, he didn't see him owning and managing Haugland Foods. Life has a way of doing that. His random act of kindness sparks a pivotal turn in his life. Offering prizes to his customers give a sparkle to grocery shopping and a kind way to help those in need. There are several unexpected returns like when his poetry contest introduces his best friend's widowed mother to her future husband; and an apple pie price to his future wife. A homespun story with humor and joy.
View from Mount Joy / Lorna Landvik 358 p.