Saturday, October 5, 2013

Review: For the Love of Big Orange by Leta Gail Doerr


Feisty female lead, hot cop, big orange truck… this book rocked. Lacie Joe returns to the small Kentucky town she was raised as a foster teenager in with the local judge and his wife. She runs from town after an accidental fire she is blamed for, leaving behind her friend Jay Hayworth. After becoming a successful counselor working with at risk teens in a big city, Lacie Joe returns home to assist with her ailing foster father, Judge, who possibly has life debilitating memory loss and can no longer be independent.

Jay catches Lacie Joe in various capers caring for Judge and roaming about town, fanning the flame of their lost romance. Suddenly, Lacie Joe’s work is turned completely upside down- the grant for her job is going to end unless the nonprofit can come up with a unique plan with clear results working with their at risk teens.

Lacie Joe turns to Jay for help with Judge and saving her job. Working at the old stable she was accused of burning down, Lacie Joe, Judge, and a teenager with her last chance of staying out of trouble, repair the run down stables in a bid to pitch a teen rehabilitation project to a grant funder. The rest of the novel solves old mysteries, accusations, and cures broken hearts.

I totally adored Jay and Lacie Joe. Their romance flowed easy and was fun. Lacie trying to care for her foster father, Judge, was even sweeter. The end was an excellent happily ever after for anyone who needs a light romance.


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Biography from Amazon:

Leta Gail is a small town girl with big dreams, who shares her life with her husband, son, and little dog Kimmy. She enjoys exercise, (as if), planning family vacations, dreaming up places to go with her husband, reading, tinkering with computer software, and watching her son grow.

She feverishly works to learn the craft of the literary world and practices daily. She's found many new friendships in her local chapter of romance writers. Not one to stray from her geeky roots, she's also the web mistress for her chapter. Her website is

She loves to write about great friendships and deep emotions. She finds the humor in everyday life and creates believable characters she hopes her readers will enjoy. She likes story lines like, life after divorce, strong-willed women making their mark on the workd, and finding love in unexpected places. She also enjoys writing tales that salute our nation's heroes.

She enjoys the super support of her husband and inquisitive son while she dreams big and "shoots for the moon", as her husband so aptly states.

If you enjoy Romance and Women's Fiction, contact Leta Gail via [email protected]