A feel-good family saga with a potent love story you'll lose sleep over...
For decades, Dare Valley's townspeople have wanted a Hale and a Merriam to fall in love. They’re about to get their wish in Ava's gripping new novel about rising above the shadows of the past and the lengths you’ll go to for new beginnings and happily ever after.
A Women’s World Magazine Top Book Club Pick
He wasn’t going to let his past ruin his future.
She wasn’t going to give up hope she’d finally found the love of a lifetime.
J.T. Merriam has a bottle of champagne on ice for the moment his soul-sucking divorce is final—and he plans to share it with the woman who has made him believe in happily ever after again. Not only is Caroline Hale his partner in opening the new Merriam Art Museum in Dare Valley, but she’s helping him heal, showing him that love isn’t a four-letter word.
The only problem: his ex is determined to destroy everything he has—including his relationship with Caroline. J.T. tries to cut her off, but it seems she’s always one step ahead. When she shows up in Dare Valley with all her furs and ferocity, everyone is worried, his big-hearted, rough-and tumble family included.
One brief mistake isn’t going to determine his life, and it’s certainly not going to stop J.T. from wooing the woman he loves. Between the clown (don’t ask) and the gelato (yes, please), he’s doing his best to keep both of their spirits up. But then his ex goes after Caroline, and all bets are off…