Rating: 4 Cups
Hildy is running from a life and career in ruins. Her former boss and lover, failing in his attempt to blackmail her, had threatened to kill her. She resigned her position and escaped to her family vacation cottage on Cape Breton, only to find a stranger in residence. So much for having the desired isolation to sort out her life…
Jim Curry has always wanted the McAllister cottage and the beautiful woods around it. Unfortunately, so has relative, Donny McAllister. Donny wants it for timber logging and has tried to burn down the cabin. With the arrival of Hildy, there is no chance that either one of them will get the property at a tax auction, but the young woman sparks an interest that he has not had since his divorce.
A young woman running from a career and love life in shambles reconnects with her childhood and her dead father by spending the summer in his vacation cabin. Hoping for solitude, she is inundated with neighbors and relatives for what will be the most important summer of her life.
The author has written a wonderful romance with a little bit of suspense thrown in. Jim and Hildy are well-written and vivid characters. Cape Breton Island is described beautifully. The supporting characters and their stories really enhance the tale, especially Hildy’s sister Irene and her daughter. The author realistically captured the effect that Hildy and Irene’s parents’ divorce had on them and how they coped with it all.
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