In this relaxed contemporary, Brogan (Love Me Sweet) creates a charming small town where even the scandals and secrets are relatively wholesome. Emily Chambers, Texas house flipper, is embarrassed that her last project required a loan from her grandmother. She reluctantly spends her summer with her 12-year-old daughter in the car-free island in the Great Lakes that she ran from at age 19. En route, she meets real estate consultant Ryan Taggert, also headed to the island to see his father and meet his father’s new girlfriend—who’s Emily’s little sister. As Emily and Ryan’s lives continue to get closer, and as Emily comes to terms with her past, she must decide where her future lies. Some long-standing island feuds nominally come between Emily and Ryan, but the book is more about Emily’s acceptance of her homecoming and the relationships involved in it; her somewhat estranged father is as important to the story as her budding romance with Ryan. Events sweep readers along, making them long for the idealized community Brogan portrays. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/13/2017 Release date: 04/01/2017 Genre: Fiction
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