cover image Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

JoAnn Ross. JoAnn Ross, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-335-55678-3

Love for Honeymoon Harbor, Wash., and the families that make it home bring a former high school couple back together for the holidays, only to find they may not want to leave. After a high school romance and painful breakup, Aiden went to the Marines and then the LAPD, and Jolene moved to L.A. to be a makeup artist. When Aiden’s partner is killed in a shoot-out, he heads home to decide what to do with his life, temporarily replacing the chief of police. Jolene is told her mother may have cancer and goes north to help her. With little to return to in L.A., Jolene and Aiden consider giving in to their families’ attempts to reunite them. A little meta humor (“If this were a romance novel”) lightens what could have been a saccharine tale. Readers won’t want to leave the heartwarming stories of Honeymoon Harbor and its characters’ second chances at life and love. Agent: Anne Marie O’Farrell, Marcil-O’Farrell Literary. (Nov.)