Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants. Wanda, wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Read more...
Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants. Wanda, wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Alice, a widow raising her complex tween-age granddaughter. And Maggie, Wanda's daughter, a former Miami cop with a love life as complicated as Tracy's own.
The new man in Tracy's life hasn't mentioned love or commitmentand Tracy has just discovered she's pregnant. Janya longs to be a motherand suddenly has two young siblings in her care. Maggie helps out at Wanda's Wonderful Piesbut is the kitchen big enough for both Gray women? And Alice may lose her beloved granddaughter to someone no one expected.
As a tropical storm brews, the wind carries surprises and secrets over the bridge to Happiness Key. Now, more than ever, five friends will discover just how much they need one another.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-05-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Richards follows Fortunate Harbor and Happiness Key with another sun-kissed tale of friendship, mystery, and the beautiful Florida Keys. Tracy Deloche lost her wealth but gained some ramshackle cabins and delightful tenants. When she discovers that she's pregnant, she hesitates to tell her activist lawyer boyfriend, Marsh Egan, not sure whether he really loves her or is ready to commit. While Tracy frets, her friend Janya Kapur adopts two children whose parents were murdered, giving Tracy a chance to spend time around kids and figure out what she wants. Then Marsh figures out her secret and a hurricane hits the Florida coast, bringing the characters' dilemmas and the murder mystery to a page-turning climax. This delightful story is full of humor and romantic moments, and will be a sure hit with Richards's established fans and readers looking for a lighthearted and well-plotted beach book. (July)