Still reeling from her husband's untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother's ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. Read more...
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Still reeling from her husband's untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother's ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah. And, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright, new future.
Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been on a quest for faith and meaning, traveling from one town to another. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.
As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected . . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-11-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Alers (Butterfly), the Forever line’s first African-American author, launches a new series set off the South Carolina coast with a gentle romance focused on second chances. Widow Deborah Robinson moves herself, her two teens, and her bookstore to her grandmother’s island hometown, where Dr. Asa Monroe waits to begin a new chapter of his life overseas following the recent death of his wife and son. Despite their immense grief, Asa and Deborah can’t keep their eyes off each other when they meet. Their attraction inevitably builds to friendship and love. With a straightforward plot and Deborah’s uncommonly quick discarding of her mourning, the only tension is how the couple will be reunited after they part. Soaked in an old-fashioned feel, Alers’s hyper-realistic style highlights the mundane details and conversations of daily life and will appeal to readers looking for gentle, inexplicit romance. Agent: Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation. (Jan.)