Jerry McKenzie is shocked
when he discovers that he is now the only living relative of an eight year old
boy that he has never met, His cousins whom he has not seen in many years named
him guardian of their son William. Jerry’s first instinct is to refuse. He is a
temperamental artist. He lives in the middle of nowhere because he craves
solitude. There is no way he would make a good parent. However when he gets a
good look at William he finds he can’t turn him away. He agrees to let the boy
live with him temporarily but he knows he will never make a good father.
David Lowenberger is a
teacher who loves his job and cares immensely for his students. When he learns
that he is going to have a new student in the middle of the year, he decides to
meet his new student’s guardian. David likes William from the moment he meets
him but it is his guardian that really holds David’s interest. The attraction
he feels for Jerry blows him away.
David is saddened to learn
that Jerry plans to give William away. He is determined to prove to Jerry that
he has what it takes to be a loving parent. David can’t help but hope that
there might be room for him in Jerry’s heart as well.
What I enjoyed most about
this story is the powerful and realistic relationships that are formed between
the characters. I really enjoyed following Jerry, David and William’s journey
as they slowly become a family. William is a sweet boy who desperately needs
someone to love and care for him. The story of how Jerry and William come to
love and trust one another is very touching. The romance between David and
Jerry is the other integral part of the plot. They are very passionate and I
admired their courage as they work to overcome their fears and insecurities. Their
emotions felt very genuine to me. I found myself hoping that they would find a
way to make their relationship work. GOOD
TO KNOW by D.W. Marchwell is a sweet and stirring contemporary romance novel that
left me feeling good.