Reviews - Contemporary

WESTERN: When Hazel receives a letter about her biological mother’s Will, she reluctantly takes a drive to small town, Maple Bay, to find out why a woman who gave her up as a baby would include her in an inheritance so many years later.  There, her and her daughter, Grace, find that Hazel must stay on the property for the summer in order for her and her newly found sister to receive their land.

When Harper Marquette finds herself alone the morning after a fervid night with Lucas, she realizes she may have made the same mistake as always when it comes to men. Lucas, immediately regretting his decision to leave, can only hope that Harper will forgive him and let him explain.

Dad’s Final Gift
Donna Walo
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When they were little, Peggy and Jim lost their mom on Christmas Eve, and their father was completely devastated. Unable to cope with his wife’s death, Robert Burns reacted by pushing his young children away and withdrawing emotionally. He refused to celebrate Christmas, or any other holiday. His bitterness poisoned any bond he had with his children, until now.

Melanie Krasinski returns home after a trip around the world to find that her brother’s rock band, Turn It Up, has become an international sensation. She reconnects with an old crush, Matt Conlin, the band’s bass guitarist, and their chemistry is off the charts! They want to see where things lead, hiding their burgeoning relationship from Melanie’s friends and family, but soon it’s obvious.

Gilly is a well-liked Type A over-achiever, which is great in an elementary school teacher. Both her extravagant flare for decoration and her extreme system of organization are a bit intense, but her fellow teachers appreciate her extra efforts.

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