Susan C. Hall from the October 20, 2014 issue
The moment Paige spotted the handsome stranger across the crowded room, she knew. Somehow...she knew.
In a Nutshell
Paige is a teacher. She notices one of the parents and finds out he's divorced. He asks her to help him cook an acorn squash. They hit it off.
This story didn't grab me. I thought it was strange that he would ask her out. I know his son was not in her class, but it still felt weird to me. Perhaps if they'd had more of a conversation than "Where can I find Mrs. Ericson's room" I would have understood and accepted that this was a normal progression, but it seemed out of the blue to invite her to his house for dinner.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get past that. However, I did think the end was clever.