I had an absolute blast reading Jericho by Ann McMan. I love this book!
This is the story of Syd and Maddie. Syd is moving to Jericho, a small town near the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, to set up a new county library. When she has a flat tire on a remote part of the road into town, she is helped by Maddie, the gorgeous family doctor who practices in Jericho. Enough sparks fly when the two meet to rival a Fourth of July night sky and the chemistry only increases as the two get to know each other over time.
The story told in this novel is totally engaging. The characters, both main and secondary, are quirky and loveable, except for the few bad guys who are obviously kind of creepy. The setting is perfect for the story. The best part of this book, though, is the dialogue, especially between Maddie and Syd. Ms. McMan did a brilliant job of creating intelligent, witty, and quite often funny characters who can verbally spar with just about anyone and come out the winner.
This is a longer novel than many of this genre, but I can tell you that I never had a moment of boredom as I read this book. In fact, I was a bit disappointed when I finally got to the end, because I didn’t want to leave these characters or this town. Thankfully, there are two other novels in this series that tell more about my new favorite characters. I’ve already started reading Aftermath, the second book in the series, and it is looking to be just as good as Jericho.
I would give this novel ten stars if I could. It has my highest recommendation.
Thanks to Bywater Books for allowing me to read this novel and this is my honest review.