Cathy Marie Hake did it again! That Certain Spark is the sixth novel, each who stand well on their own, in a series of books that feature the community of Gooding, Texas. Hake is gifted at caputuring personalities and That Certain Spark is no exception.
When Gooding gets a new doctor and veterinarian they were expecting a couple of men. Much to their chagrin, the new Dr. Taylor MacLeay Bestman is a woman, with a captial W. Taylor is bright, determined, and has a mind of her own. Married to her occupation, she has no room in her life for love. Or so she thinks. But what she truly has to contend with is the townsfolk and their notions about if and how a female doc can fit in. She'll need to prove her skill, gain their support, and keep out of danger if she is to succeed. But will she succeed in refraining from falling in love? You'll have to read the book to find out. You'll be delighted by the cameos from much loved characters from Hake's previous novels. The story carried me along and I couldn't put it down, especially toward the end . . . which in reality makes a nice beginning!