She Always Wore Red is books 2 in the Fairlawn Series by Angela Hunt. Jennifer inherited a funeral home at a time in her life when she needed a home and job. She moved to the funeral home with her 2 sons and is now taking mortuary classes and assisting Gerald in the mortuary business. She took a night off from studying and went to a book club at her friend's home where she met McLane. McLane is a young military wife and mom to be. Her mom recently past away and her step-father is not accepting of her new life.
There are events that happen in the story that challenge them. They look to God for answers to these troubles. The story also shows us how members in a small community come together in times of tragedy. The story is good at teaching us to be more understanding and supportive to others in their time of need, regardless of our beliefs.
When I originally read the book, I did not realize it was part of a series. It was just as fun to read the second time as the first.
Sometimes I find that the second book in a series is not as good as the first, but that is NOT the case in the Fairlawn series. This second book is as good--if not better--than the first! I love how Angela Hunt throws in a curve. You think you have the story figured out and then you find out you really don't. Keeps me reading to the end!