Inheriting his grandfather’s estate on the rocky point in Serenity Harbor, Maine is the perfect escape from the biggest professional disaster of Grayson Mann’s life. Will distance and space help Gray heal old family and professional wounds enough to open his heart to love?
Lauralee Adler struggles to save the family art gallery as she watches her aunt succumb to Alzheimer’s. Returning to the small coastal town is payment for the kindness that saved her life and soul. Now she’s on a quest to find her father. Will this trip home help her learn to trust and finally convince her she can truly belong for the first time in her life?
From Cabins to Cottages…Keep the Home Fires Burning
A transplanted big city gal, world-wide traveler, and foreign-service brat, who now lives in a coastal Maine town, Delsora Lowe loves to write about small town heroes from the cowboys and ranchers of Colorado to the game wardens and lobstermen of Maine. Her work in the hospitality industry, rape crisis, admissions, alumni relations, and women’s advocacy has allowed her to interact on a daily basis with real life heroines and heroes. Lowe’s family visits to Colorado are the inspiration for an upcoming contemporary western series in 2017. And her daughter’s wedding and her son’s home on the coast of Maine provided plentiful ideas for the Starlight Grille series.
I really enjoyed this sweet romance that takes place in a fictitious town in Maine. After a professional disgrace, Grayson Mann inherited an estate in Serenity Harbor. He leaves his former life behind and, seeking redemption, opens a bar and gets involved in the tight-knit community. Lauralee’s family has lived in Serenity Harbor for generations, but she grew up elsewhere, in foster care. She moves home to help her aunt, who now has Alzheimer’s, run an art gallery. And to see if she can discover her father’s identity. Both wounded, they meet and fall in love. But they’ll need to learn to trust each other and themselves before they’ll find their happily ever after.
I appreciated how well-developed and fleshed out Delsora’s characters are, despite this being a shorter story (137 pages). By the midpoint, I felt as if I knew both Lauralee and Gray, that they were friends. Deslora’s writing is excellent and the editing is professionally done.
Lauralee & Grayson grab hold of you from page one. I alternated between smiling over their cute interactions, to swooning over the steamier scenes (closed bedroom door). This fun and heart-felt romance can be read in one weekend. It’s perfect for curling up on the sofa in front of the fire on a cool fall night.