The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumoured hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother.
Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.
After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town's bookstore. Busy, with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett's transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look . . . at the building and the man behind it.
With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett's happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time. It's no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something new - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next ...
Nora Roberts is no stranger to trilogies, there’s a fist full of them and they follow a tried and true pattern. I’ve read and enjoyed most of them, particularly the Three Sisters Island trilogy, and this series is shaping up to be very much like that; warm, womanly and whimsical. Basically just change the setting and the character names and you can revisit any Roberts trilogy all over again. Yes, even the ghost, now an expected ‘character’, undergoes the same renaissance.
I’m not big on the romance genre and usually only pick up a Nora Roberts when I feel bogged down by heavier reads. This light and not too demanding tale fitted the bill perfectly. Books 2 and 3 - The Last Boyfriend and The Perfect Hope (respectively) will be on my list to read ... eventually.
We have this series in all formats; I listened to the audiobook which was narrated well by McLeod Andrews.