Author: Sharon Sobel
Rating: Three Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 364
ISBN E-Book: d5611
ISBN For Print: 978-1-61217-026-8
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Buy-Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=175_140&products_id=4800Reviewer: Marcie Oropeza (BookFairyMO)
[Thrifty Means Series]
Small New England towns may bury their dead, but never the past.
With an art scandal threatening her future as a curator, Arden Alexander seeks refuge in the small colonial cottage owned by the women of her family for generations. But her handsome neighbor won't let her hide for long.
For years, Alex Wingate has hoped to incorporate the cottage into his plans for an artists' retreat, and Arden's arrival is his golden opportunity. But when they discover some undocumented history about their families and are drawn into a partnership, Alex's interest in Arden soon extends to much more than her property.
This is a lovely book; well-written and obviously well-researched. It’s also about 150 pages too long. There was more than enough time to develop the characters, however, this reader felt like she was always coming from behind in knowing them. There was always the feeling that the characters knew more than they were revealing to the reader so the reader was often left thinking, “What’s going on here?”