“Sophie Love's ability to impart magic to her readers is exquisitely wrought in powerfully evocative phrases and descriptions….FOR NOW AND FOREVER is the perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan)
“FOR NOW AND FOREVER is a very well written novel, describing the struggle of a woman (Emily) to find her true identity. The author did an amazing job with the creation of the characters and her description of the environment. The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos
Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of 7 years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring.
When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him—and for her entire life to have a fresh start.
Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father’s abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she’d spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn’t been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister’s life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again.
Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend, to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting—and most of all, its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker—doesn’t want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she’s been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all?
Can a weekend become a lifetime?
FOR NOW AND FOREVER is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, make you cry, will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again.
Book #2 is also now available!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you like family sagas set at the seaside, you’ll love the first book in Sophie Love’s The Inn at Sunset Harbor series. Fleeing her life in New York, Emily heads north to her absent father’s ramshackle house in Maine after 20 years away. As she scrubs, polishes and brings the grand old house back to life, Emily faces down strong emotions and uncovers hidden truths. We really enjoyed the prickly romance between Emily and mysterious groundskeeper Daniel, and we look forward to reading on to find out what happens if and when Emily’s long-lost father returns.
For Now and Forever
I loved the setting, the characters, and the story, but I guess I’m just a stickler for accuracy and there were a couple of places where the writer must have forgotten what she’d written before! For example:
Emily threw her jacket and heels out the window on her way out of town, but later wore her suit jacket with jeans!
How can you have a secret ballroom with a stained glass window and not be able to see it from the outside?
And if Emily had not been in hers and Charlotte’s room in 20 years, who took the boards off the windows?
The huge storm: strong enough to make tree limbs fall and windows break, and barns collapse, but not strong enough to blow the blooms off the rose bushes? Not likely!
And after such a storm, the ground would be saturated and muddy, yet they laid on the ground in the rose garden.
Gnat bites for sure, but attention to details just makes the story more believable!
All that said, I’m about to download Book 2!
For Now and Forever
This was a free book I downloaded from my BookBub. It was GREAT! Fast paced and exciting to read!! It was first of three books. I can't wait to read the other two!! I had not heard of this author before but will looking for more of her books in the near future!
A light read.
The story was predictable. My main discontent with the book was that it was missing common sense. In the book there are shutters on the windows on the inside of the house….shutters are to protect windows from breaking during storms so they go on the outside. Likewise a girl living in NYC would own a coat. It gets cold there as well as snowy. Just so many small details made this story seem not well thought out.