My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description: Old Scars Are No Match For a Second Chance at Love
Widow Hilary Larkin must fulfill her late husband's dream of opening a bed-and-breakfast adjacent to an old orchard. The small farms' conference in the Minnesota Northwoods is supposed to be the boost to make it possible. But her fear of change turns to high anxiety when her sister-in-law misses the plane for their trip together after a family crisis.
Along comes Dane Porter, lavender farmer, and guest speaker at the conference, and talk soon turns to more than just farming. Even though he locked up his heart after his ex-wife betrayed him, he's drawn to the beautiful and complicated Hilary. But the ring on her finger sets a boundary he would never cross.
Falling head over boots for Hilary, Dane still worries putting his trust in another woman could lead to heartbreak. And Hilary has her own shadows from the past, ones her meddling sister-in-law might use to ruin Hilary's chance of finding love again.
Will two people from different worlds overcome their pain for the perfect second chance?
My thoughts: This was a cute and fun book to read.
Hilary does not want to be at the conference. Her heart isn't into fulfilling her late husband's dream and her sister-in-law has bailed on her. She is alone in a different part of the world and doesn't want to socialize.
Dane is a great romantic interest. He is fun and easy-going. He doesn't agree to present at the conference thinking he would fall in love, but sometimes love isn't something you can plan for. It was a sweet romance with friends finding love. It didn't feel rushed even though the conference lasted one week.
This is a book that makes the perfect summer book. It is easy to read and is a sweet romance.
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About the Author: D.E. Malone writes sweet contemporary romance and is the author of the Hearts in Hendricks series. She also writes for the middle grades under Dawn Malone, and is the author of BINGO SUMMER and THE UPSIDE OF DOWN. Her work has appeared in Highlights for Children, Pockets, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She loves traveling to places off the beaten path which inspires the small-town settings in her stories. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, volunteering with shelter dogs, and continuing her never-ending quest for the holy grail of bakeries.
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