Hetty tries not to feel threatened by Katrinka’s actions and does her best to fulfill Phil’s dying wish for her to be a friend to his daughter. She also tries to help reignite the love between Morgan’s parents and later undergoes a glamorous transformation. West once again combines charming illustrations of Hetty and other characters with a romance plot featuring gently humorous and slightly edgy elements. The tense marriages of Morgan’s parents and Hetty’s biological father and new stepmother, for example, darken the perspectives of the lead couple—at least for a time. Katrinka continues to be a compellingly nuanced character: devious yet also a loving daughter. The proceedings can be a bit silly at times, as when muscleman Ignatz gets distracted by thoughts of a juicy burger. Still, West wraps up this romance in her trademark rollicking, family-friendly fashion, complete with a Cinderella turn by the always-appealing Hetty.
SKU: 1300963 Hetty or Not Book 3