Thrown back into a decades-old family feud, she discovers not all is fair in love and war.
When free-spirited potter Dahlia Reynolds and her dad take over running her sister’s shop, The Pickle and Preserve, for a six-day spring farmer's market, she doesn’t expect to run into Tristan Black, the son of the man who greedily destroyed her family's business. Despite learning he’s a commercial property owner like his father, Tristan seems different. Dahlia discovers he’s shy but charming, honest, and committed to helping his community. Her father is unforgiving, but Dahlia believes everyone deserves a second chance, and she's giving Tristan his.
Tristan Black has lived in the shadow of his father's mistakes since he was a teen. He’s determined to shed the aura of mistrust that plagues his family name, but his past is never far behind. When Tristan sees Dahlia again, the secret crush he had on her when they were kids blossoms. He longs for another chance with her, but how can they build a future when the past and her father’s fury surround them?
Love brings an end to a decades-long feud in James's fourth Northampton Hearts romance (after Fourteen Days of Valentines). Potter Dahlia Reynolds temporarily moves home to Northampton, Mass., to look after her sister, Lacey, following a car accident. With the town's Six Days of Spring farmer's market fast approaching, Dahlia and her father have been conscripted to work the booth for Lacey's pickling business. But Dahlia is unpleasantly surprised to find that the apartment she's renting is owned by Tristan Stoll, the son of the man who destroyed her family's livelihood. Since childhood, Tristan has lived with the shame of his father's shady dealings and now he's trying to right his father's wrongs by running an ethical business. Proximity forces Dahlia and Tristan to see each other in new lights, and feelings bloom, but Dahlia is hesitant to start a relationship. Her father still holds a grudge, so to be together, they'll first have to face their families' history. James puts a lot of heart into their confrontation with the past, and makes it easy to see how these two will move together into the future. Readers will be invested every step of the way.