cover image Snowflake Bay

Snowflake Bay

Donna Kauffman. Kensington/Zebra, $7.99 mass market (344p) ISBN 978-1-4201-3747-7

In Kaufmann’s festive but poorly paced second Brides of Blueberry Cove romp (after Sea Glass Sunrise), long-delayed love blooms at last. Ben Campbell always fancied Hannah McCrae, but she’s about to marry someone else. When Hannah’s younger sister, Fiona, returns to Blueberry Cove, Maine, for Hannah’s holiday nuptials, she realizes that her longtime crush on Ben has matured to womanly desire; Ben is astonished that the bratty kid sister is now a gorgeous woman. Trying not to taint their long-standing friendship, and doubting that Fiona’s overprotective brother will accept the romance, Fiona and Ben carefully test the strength of their new relationship. Unfortunately their shift from buddies to lovers is too abrupt and barely explained, and much rumbling about a feud involving Hannah’s groom-to-be never amounts to anything. (Oct.)