cover image The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine

Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, and Sharla Lovelace. Kensington, $15 trade paper (320) ISBN 978-1-4967-0688-1

In the Halloween-loving town of Moonbright, Maine, there’s a small bed-and-breakfast where loves, old and new, are found. This seasonally themed anthology features three contemporary tales of romance that take place at the Rose Cottage B and B. Angell’s (No Breaking My Heart) “Charmed by You” finds party planner Grace, the goddaughter of Rose Cottage owner Amelia Rose, discovering joy in the arms of Cade, a man she’s seen around the small town for years, yet whom she has never really taken the time to know, until they work together for Rose Cottage’s Halloween party. In “Mesmerized by You,” Dawson (Debauched) strands librarian Chloe in the B and B with her best friend, Jack, an ER doctor, allowing the pair to explore what happens when friendship unexpectedly turns into something more. Finally, Lovelace (The Sweetest Chase) absolutely charms with her examination of love rediscovered in “Enchanted by You.” Sidney and Sawyer, both far away from their South Carolina roots, find each other unexpectedly after 12 years apart. This wonderful, well-written collection calls to mind brisk autumn nights cuddled with a loved one. (Sept.)