The cover was first drew me to this novel. The setting was an idyllic small Vermont town.
I imagined that there would be a mystery element to this book, but it was more a straight out romance.
The characters were all attractive, though troubled personalities with some emotional growth ahead of them. The two main male characters were locally born and bred, while the two female characters had just moved to Mystic, Vermont from more urban locales.
In addition to the romance, there were other themes touched upon. Betrayal, loss, PTSD, spousal abuse, and ‘starting over’. There were a few ‘steamy’ scenes, but nothing too risqué.
Although this is not my genre of choice, it was highly entertaining and a welcome respite from my usual fare of crime and thriller. I would recommend it to those readers who enjoy romantic escapism with a tad of heft thrown in. Fans of Robyn Carr’s ‘Virgin River‘ series are sure to enjoy this book.
National Bestselling Author, Agatha, RT Reviewers Choice & Golden Duck Award Nominee. Kari Lee Harmon lives in central New York with her husband, her three grown sons, her darling daughter and two adorable Samoyeds. A former English teacher, she is a long-time lover of reading and writing. She writes romance and women’s fiction, but but also writes mysteries and upper middle grade under the name Kari Lee Townsend. These days, you’ll find her at home walking her dogs and working on her next novel.
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