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Publisher Description

A misleading ad brings one woman to the door of a widowed father of two. She's looking for a temporary place to live, he's looking for a nanny to stay with his troubled girls. Someone who won't quit after a few weeks.

Tess Dixon never stays in one place long. A fairly successful songwriter, she travels from town to town to experience life, but what she doesn't tell anyone is that she's escaping her painful past. When a chance to stay on set to write songs while a movie is being filmed brings her near Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina, she jumps on board. When a local woman overhears her conversation about a mishap with a living situation, she doesn't hesitate to hand Tess an ad. Curiosity leads her to the family's door.

Brian Taylor is desperate for a long-term nanny who won't be scared off by his daughters' antics. Who would have thought a Wife and Mom wanted ad conspired by his daughters and a trio of matchmakers would lead the perfect applicant right to his door? There's only one problem: She's temporary, and Tess changes their lives instantly.

When Brian gets a diagnosis he doesn't know how to accept, he has to come to terms with what all of this means for his future. Tess helps him cope and learn to adapt, but his feelings for her deepen. She doesn't deny she cares for him and his daughters, but somehow, she has to confront her past in order to have a future...

Delve into a new world of romance, mystery, and magic in the quirky coastal town of Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina.

June 11
Nikki Lynn Barrett
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

angie1229 ,

Emotional wringer

This story takes you on an emotional journey - and because I’m going through an emotional time in my own life, I didn’t have the energy to connect with the characters as much as I think I would have had I read this book at another time. I do love how Nikki Lynn Barrett makes the characters real and puts the story on a realistic timeline so that you can emotionally invest in the story and get the payback of a satisfying ending.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Sandialys ,


I really enjoyed this book. This book has all the feels, it made me happy, laugh and sometimes cry. I loved these characters Brian and Tess. Tess is hired as the nanny for his girls that can be a handful. This become more than a job for her but can she stick around to see where things go or will she feel trapped and need to move on. Don’t miss this heartwarming book.

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