Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A January Bride by Deborah Raney
Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who's likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.
When a romance author needs a quiet place to write and meet her deadline, she accepts the offer of using a B&B she believes is owned by a lonely old man she exchanges notes with. The cat, the Victorian house--all inspire her new story. Especially a picture of a handsome man she found in one of the rooms. Then she meets the elderly owner to discover he's not elderly at all. Can Maddie create an award-winning romance in her own life?
A sweet, feel-good novella from Deb Raney.
I gave this book 4 stars.