Two years after her husband’s death, Amanda Whittier has two children to raise alone, an abandoned dream of starting a business, and a fixer-upper cottage by the sea. She has no room in her life for anything else and little interest in moving on after losing the man she loved. Paul Grant is a relative newcomer to the area, and his work with former military dogs needing rehabilitation has been good for the town. Though he loved once before, he’s convinced he’s not suited for romance and is determined to find meaning—alone—through his work and role in the community. Widowed Maeve Lindsay was born and raised on Whelk’s Island. Spirited, kind, and a little mischievous, she pours her life into the town. But she carries a secret that shapes her every move. Together, these three souls find encouragement in the most mysterious places and discover a love that’s bigger than their pain, healing their wounded hearts in ways none of them could have hoped for or expected.
About the Author:
Nancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas. Nancy makes her home in North Carolina.
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A great summer beach read. Nancy developed a loveable cast of characters.
Although, I don’t know personally Amanda’s grief in losing a husband I know heartache and the need to just rely on someone and cry. I can’t imagine the overwhelming responsibility of taking care of two little ones on your own.
It takes a long time for Amanda and Paul’s paths to cross, I was anxious to see what would happen when they would finally meet.
Mauve is wonderful character, someone I think all of should have in our lives.
If you want a heart provoking read I highly recommend this one.
A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.