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In this powerful romance and celebration of friendship, a widow relies on the crucial support of her friends to help guide her through her grief and open herself up for love once again.
For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, but it’s the weekly book club she hosts for the women in town that Tess enjoys the most. The gatherings have been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. Tess has tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back.…
River, a former marine turned private investigator, was her husband’s best friend, and seeing him again is a reminder of everything Tess lost. At first, she tries to ignore him, but Tess comes to realize that this is her chance, once and for all, to find the answers that have troubled her for years.
With the support of her friends, Tess joins River on a journey of discovery that leads them to the edges of Somerset Lake and on a road trip down the Carolina coast. Although their adventure isn’t always easy, Tess starts to find the joy in life again. But when secrets surrounding her husband’s death are finally revealed, can Tess find it in her heart to forgive the mistakes of the past … and maybe even open herself up to love again?
A widow's slow burning second chance at love pairs nicely with a gripping mystery in Rains's sweet third Somerset Lake contemporary romance (after The Christmas Village). River Harrison fell in love with bookstore owner Tess Lane at first sight years ago, but shortly after meeting her, learned that she was dating his best friend and fellow marine, Jared. Jared and Tess eventually married while Jared and River's friendship splintered. Three years after Jared died under mysterious circumstances, Tess is unexpectedly reunited with River, now a private investigator, and she hires him to do some digging. Tess goes along for the ride, and their long-buried mutual attraction resurfaces. As Tess and River both grapple with guilt and confusion over their budding romance, secrets about Jared's life, death, and marriage to Tess are revealed. Rains has a light, tasteful touch with hard truths, and her swoonworthy hero would heal any broken heart. The strength of River and Tess's bond and the intensity of their chemistry make a familiar trope feel fresh. Series readers will be especially delighted to revisit the charming small town of Somerset Lake and check in with its colorful residents, from faithful friends to nosy neighbors. This is a treat.