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Who can work in a house that’s overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny’s friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who’s likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.
Maddie was such a wonderful woman, she chose to move states just to be closer to her mother and help her sister. She’s truly a great woman and her life is all about creating fantasy worlds. She’s an author, a very succesful one and decided to move because her sister asked her. It’s not that simple to create a story and she has a deadline, but the house she was in made things extremely difficult. We can see her having a difficult time to concentrate with strange noises. But her friend and neighbor helped a lot with the offer to find her a place to work.
The inn was perfect and we can see that in the end everything would turn okay for her characters, but the best part for me was Maddie falling in love with the inn’s owner. Art was a man suffering, after losing his wife we can clearly see that nothing is keeping him alive and after those letters from Maddie each day demonstrated such a change. Loved Ginny and Maddie. Art was a difficult guy to love, but a good guy too. Super sweet romance.
Series in Order
#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride
#3 – A February Bride (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#4 – A March Bride (Expected publication: February 25th 2014)
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)