Monday Morning Joy by Tia McCollors was my first read by her. What a good one it was too. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about a famous baseball player who comes back home due to a shoulder injury looking for something more in his life. Malachi Burke is tired of his fast lifestyle and of being a playboy. So he comes back home to open a baseball camp for a few weekends in the summer. Here in the bosom of his family, especially his grandmother, he finds the rest and solitude he needs. He also realizes that his life is empty without the faith he had been taught when he was young. So like the prodigal son he returns to his senses.
We also meet writer Rae Stevens who is still nursing a broken heart over her break up with her fiancé, a popular local sports caster. Trying to move on and promising herself not to fall for another famous guy, she is given a newspaper assignment to interview Malachi. What transpires is two people getting to know each other and learning to let go of the past for a possible more joyful future.
This story is filled with family drama, close friendships, and a touch of humor that made for a read that was hard to put down. This is the third and the first one I have read in this series and I look forward to reading more of Ms. McCollors books. I received a copy of this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.