The second novel in the bestselling Inn at Boonsboro trilogy
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 400 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. She has achieved numerous top five bestsellers in the UK, including number one for Savour the Moment, and is a Sunday Times hardback bestseller writing as J. D. Robb.
Friends from when five-year-old Avery MacTavish claimed Owen Montgomery as her first boyfriend (complete with first kiss and pink plastic engagement ring), the two now enjoy a casual, siblinglike relationship-until Inn BoonsBoro's resident ghost, Lizzy, takes matters into her own hands and literally throws them together. But energetic, risk-taking restaurateur Avery and superorganized construction company manager Owen aren't sure they want their lives turned upside down. Though the entire Montgomery clan knows the couple are oh-so-right for each other, it takes the independent, marriage-wary pair a while to figure out that sometimes a first relationship can also be the last. Verdict Lively, funny, and rife with wonderfully complex family dynamics and characters you can't help but love, this heartwarming story brings another couple together and the inn's renovation closer to completion while revealing a bit more about the inn's romantic, unquiet ghost. Note: Although each book in the trilogy stands on its own, because of the ongoing ghostly mystery, fans will want to read them in order, beginning with The Next Always; The Perfect Hope is due in November. Roberts (The Witness) lives in Keedysville, MD, a stone's throw from the Civil War town of Boonsboro and the historic Inn BoonsBoro.-Kristin Ramsdell, Libn. Emerita, California State Univ., East Bay (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.