From the series that “fans of Susan Wiggs will find...to their liking” comes this irresistible story of a free spirit who falls for the last man she’d ever expect (Library Journal).
Just when recently evicted yoga instructor Faith Rotolo thinks her luck has run out, she inherits a historic mansion in quaint Sapphire Springs. Though Faith never imagined putting roots down anywhere, small-town life is growing on her, as is her fixer-upper house. If only her handsome new contractor, Rob Milan, would stop spoiling her daydreams with the realities of a major rehab…and his generally grouchy vibes.
A single dad of two, Rob doesn’t have much time for fantasy wish-list ideas his clients can’t afford. Then again, Faith’s creative energy might be exactly what he needs right now. But while Rob and Faith work to give her home the second chance it deserves, their spirited clashes wind up sparking a powerful attraction. As work nears completion, and Faith’s house becomes the shining jewel of the neighborhood, will she and Rob realize that they deserve a fresh start too?
Curtis's sweet, inviting third Sapphire Springs romance (after Only for You) begs to be turned into a Hallmark movie. After Faith Rotolo unexpectedly inherits a Victorian mansion in her mother's hometown of Sapphire Springs, N.Y., she immediately falls in love with the town's charming atmosphere and many of its residents especially the recently divorced banker turned contractor Rob Milan. Rob's dealing with the fallout of punching his former boss (with whom his ex-wife, Issey, had an affair) and is locked in a dirty custody battle for his two daughters, but he still makes time for Faith. As Faith falls for Rob, she also falls for his girls, four-year-old Carly and two-and-a-half-year-old Sarah but Issey's machinations may force their new family apart. Curtis keeps readers hooked with undeniable chemistry between Faith and Rob and a charming supporting cast, especially Rob's feisty sister, Leyna, and yoga instructor Hazel. Meanwhile, a subplot involving a local historical mystery adds a hint of suspense, complete with a twist few will see coming. This is everything small-town romance readers could want. Agent: Stacey Graham, 3 Seas Literary.