She’s ready to start a new chapter in her life… For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, but it’s the weekly book club she hosts for the women in town that Tess enjoys the most. The gatherings have been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. Tess has tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back.…
River, a former marine turned private investigator, was her husband’s best friend, and seeing him again is a reminder of everything Tess lost. At first, she tries to ignore him, but Tess comes to realize that this is her chance, once and for all, to find the answers that have troubled her for years.
With the support of her friends, Tess joins River on a journey of discovery that leads them to the edges of Somerset Lake and on a road trip down the Carolina coast. Although their adventure isn’t always easy, Tess starts to find the joy in life again. But when secrets surrounding her husband’s death are finally revealed, can Tess find it in her heart to forgive the mistakes of the past … and maybe even open herself up to love again?
About the Author
Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional places in her home state of North Carolina. When Annie isn't writing, she's living out her own happily ever after with her husband and three children.
"Rains has a light, tasteful touch with hard truths, and her swoonworthy hero would heal any broken heart. The strength of River and Tess’s bond and the intensity of their chemistry make a familiar trope feel fresh. Series readers will be especially delighted to revisit the charming small town of Somerset Lake and check in with its colorful residents, from faithful friends to nosy neighbors. This is a treat." —Publishers Weekly
"Annie Rains is a gifted storyteller, and I can't wait for my next visit to Sweetwater Springs!"—Raeanne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author, on The Christmas Village
"Annie Rains puts her heart in every word!"—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author, on The Christmas Village