|:||Sirois, Tanya Eby|
|Publisher:||Brilliance Audio Lib Edn|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2012|
|Number of Pages:||0|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.0 x 6.75 x 1.0|
Lisa Kleypas received a degree in political science from Wellesley College. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She published her first romance novel at the age of 21 and has been a full-time writer ever since. She is primarily known for her historical romance novels, but she also writes contemporary romance novels. She has won numerous awards including a Rita award for her Christmas anthology novella Wish List in 2002, the award for Best Sensuous Historical Romance from Romantic Times magazine for Lady Sophia's Lover in 2002, and the RITA award for best Short Historical for Worth Any Price in 2004. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Crystal Cove.
In this second volume in Kleypas's "Friday Harbor" trilogy, glass artist Lucy Martin has an ideal life until her boyfriend breaks up with her. Even worse, he's involved with her sister, who Lucy feels has been spoiled and catered to her entire life. Lucy moves on, living with innkeeper friends until a bicycle accident causes her to seek assistance from Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner. Sam has scrupulously avoided commitment, and Lucy is still suffering from the breakup and in no rush to begin another relationship.
Verdict: Kleypas inserts magic into the slow-moving plot, which is read professionally by Tanya Eby. Recommended primarily for Kleypas's many fans.
- Mary Knapp, Madison P.L., WI
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Shaken when her boyfriend of two years throws her over for her younger, self--centered sister, glass artist Lucy Marinn is not about to be drawn into another serious relationship-especially not with the attractive man she encounters on the beach right after her breakup. Vintner Sam Nolan isn't into committed relationships either, so a casual, no-strings affair with Lucy is the perfect thing-until their feelings get in the way.
Verdict: A hero who's afraid of commitment, a heroine who never felt loved quite enough, and an abundance of memorable characters combine in a story that brings families and their varying dynamics into sharp focus. With a dash of enchantingly believable magic, Kleypas nicely progresses the story begun in the series opener, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
(c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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