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Treasure on Lilac Lane
by Donna Alward


Overview - "Sometimes the journey home is its own reward."Once upon a time, Rick Sullivan had a promising future. One of Jewell Cove's star athletes and reigning heartthrobs, he joined the Marines and had the world in the palm of his hand...until it all came crashing down.  His honorable discharge doesn't make him the hometown hero everyone wants him to be, and there's little reprieve from the demons that haunt him at night.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Sometimes the journey home is its own reward."Once upon a time, Rick Sullivan had a promising future. One of Jewell Cove's star athletes and reigning heartthrobs, he joined the Marines and had the world in the palm of his hand...until it all came crashing down.  His honorable discharge doesn't make him the hometown hero everyone wants him to be, and there's little reprieve from the demons that haunt him at night. Still, even though it seems that all hope is gone, fate has something else in store...in Donna Alward's "Treasure on Lilac Lane""Donna Alward writes warm, memorable characters who spring to life on the page. Brimming with old family history, small-town secrets and newfound passion, you'll want to pack up and move to Jewell Cove, Maine " --Lily EverettJust hearing Rick's name is enough to give Jess Collins a headache. Years ago, they'd been close. Now she barely knows the man Rick has become since his return from service...then again, Jess isn't that same young, naive girl anymore either. And while there's a powerful attraction between them--one that yields a greater passion than Jess could have ever imagined--both are wary about opening their hearts to love...and loss. But happy endings don't come easily when long-buried secrets insist on rising to the surface. Will their pasts tear them apart--or can love find a way to heal them both?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250045171
  • ISBN-10: 1250045177
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 330

Series: Jewell Cove Novels

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-09-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the sweet but middling second Jewell Cove contemporary (after The House on Blackberry Hill), Rick Sullivan returns from his military tour in Afghanistan, beset by nightmares and sporting a prosthetic hand. He finds refuge in the bottle until he promises his dying mother that he’ll stop drinking. Surprising himself, he takes up painting. Jess, trying to bounce back from an abusive relationship, finds peace in the craft store she owns. When Rick takes a temporary job in Jess’s store, sparks fly, and, despite mutual hesitation, they let their emotions lead the way to a passionate affair. But when Jess’s ex threatens to return to Jewell Cove, both Rick and Jess must honestly consider whether their lust for one another can lead to true romantic partnership. Repetitive internal thoughts and trite dialogue detract from this otherwise pleasant and feel-good yarn. (Nov.)

 
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