Friday, February 28, 2014

Dating, Dining and Desperation by Melody Carlson

In the second installment of the Dear Daphne series Daphne is still looking for a husband. She only has 10 months left according to the stipulations in her Aunt's will. When new neighbor Sabrina moves into the neighborhood the southern charmer guesses what Daphne's Aunt requires of her and sets about helping Daphne find Mr. Right.

When it seems that Jake, Daphne's lawyer, may be getting back together with his ex she crosses him off of her list of prospective husbands. There still seems to be a long list of potentials though. A lot of nice men, a few frogs, but no Prince Charming for Daphne...yet.

Dating, Dining, and Desperation was quite entertaining and amused me in several places. I like how Daphne is settling into Appleton and finding her place in the small little town. Her character seems to be maturing and I love her desire to help a friend/neighbor in need. Her dates made for some entertaining reading and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next Dear Daphne book which is titled: Home, Hearth, and Holidays and scheduled for ebook release shortly after Dating, Dining, and Desperation releases.

Thank you to B&H Publishers through NetGalley for my copy of the book which releases March 1, 2014. This review is my honest opinion.


  1. I love the cover. Great review. I didn't know it was part of a series.

    1. Yes Juju, the first book is Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel. I liked this one better, but I read a review from someone who liked the first one better. Ha! Isn't that the way it goes?