Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Catherine Anderson returns to form in the fifth novel of the series My Sunshine (January 2005). The youngest child of the Coulter family, Isaiah, has his life turned upside down when he hires Laura Townsend to work at his veterinary practice. Laura is suffering from a speech disorder named aphasia after hitting her head during a diving accident five years earlier. Although she was unable to continue her career as an environmental scientist, she remained cheerful and decided to start do part-time work taking care of animals. When she applied to work at the Animal Clinic she didn't expect to meet someone as charming and handsome as Isaiah Coulter.
Though Laura has strong feelings for Isaiah she doesn't feel like she is good enough for him because of her disorder. Isaiah doesn't care that Laura has a speech impediment, he sees that she is a beautiful person on the inside and out and is determined to help her realize that they belong together. There is some drama with a jealous co-worker named Belinda that has her eyes set on Isaiah, but it is obvious that she wasn't going to tear Laura and Isaiah apart. This love story is remarkably poignant, sweet, and touching. My Sunshine is a great read because it captures the essence of romance, has great characters and it informs readers of a rare speech disorder. This book is a true gem and a worthy addition to The Coulter Family Series.