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"Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines--and rather dull boyfriend--of her upper-crust English life and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in finance. But her soulless, cutthroat, all-consuming job was another life she didn't want. Answering an ad on Craigslist, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work--lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make. To Emma, Dominic himself is somewhat of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he's a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he's comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet, and kind. And slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son, and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic... From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But setting down roots doesn't come easily when two lives as different as their own merge into one. And Emma will realize that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams.."--
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399583285
Branch Call Number: FIC GREE
Characteristics: 1 volume


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IndyPL_MaryL Jun 19, 2019

Halfway through this book I though "I know how this is going to end. I'll read it, and I'll like it just fine, but I'm sure it's going to end a certain way." Boy, was I wrong. And that made me like it a little more, because it wasn't the formulaic happily-ever-after end you so often read, even in books you really enjoy.

Feb 14, 2019

This was my first time to read Jane Green. By chapter 3 I was wondering where this storyline was going and then at the end BAM! it smacks you.
I did not enjoy the ending and I’m reluctant to try this author again.

Nov 03, 2018

Another typical romance novel - read 1/2 and moved on

Aug 19, 2018

Easy reading keeps you interested.

Mar 02, 2018

Romances are not my thing. My young daughter insisted that I get it and pestered me to read it. The good news is that I was able to plow through it in just a couple of days. ("Just hold your breath and eat it.") The book is dross. It reminds me of what I imagined glorious adulthood would be when I daydreamed as a girl, playing with Barbies and crushing on Tiger Beat pin-ups. But, the grammar wasn't bad, and it's not overtly racist, so I gave it two stars.

Aug 23, 2017

I absolutely adored this book! I even cried on the train (very embarrassing). I would love to just pack up and move to beautiful Connecticut. (I wish).

Feb 18, 2017

I read this for the Feb. t-shirt/book promotion on-line. The author kept my interest and surprised me as well.

Jan 09, 2017

A very good read - another great book from Jane Green :-)

Oct 05, 2016

Another great story by Jane Green! I always look forward to her books because they are among the best in women's fiction. In addition, they are all so different; totally different stories with different endings. One never knows what to expect from this author. Great read!!

Oct 05, 2016

This book is very disappointing. How is it that Emma went to the hospital in the back of an ambulance then drove home afterwards. As far as her parents coming from England - well I think they must have used a time machine.

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