Workaholic Tracy Ratcliffe is convinced to take a much needed vacation from her job as a literary agent. Her mother suggests a month in a small cottage in Wentworth Cove, Maine. Although it’s very unlike her, Tracy rents Grayson Cottage, turns off her cell phone and leaves big city Boston behind. She plans to truly “get away from it all”.
Tracy is immediately enchanted by the small town and the friendly people, with one exception. Aspiring author Nathan Norsworthy, her neighbor’s son, is very rude and not very welcoming. However, Tracy can’t help but be attracted to the man, but fears he could be using her to get into publishing.
To add to Tracy’s suspicions, several people in town hint that she seems familiar to them. Although she was never in Wentworth Cove before, Tracy is shocked to discover a portrait that bears a striking resemblance to herself. She begins asking questions and not getting answers to her liking. Tracy wonders if it had been a mistake to visit this little town or if her world is about to be turned upside down.
I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but this story drew me right in. I desperately wanted to be in Wentworth Cove as the author painted a beautiful picture of the quaint town and swept me right into it alongside Tracy.
This is a fast-paced story with realistic characters. My only complaint is that the book isn’t longer. I would have liked to delve more into the characters. I’m hoping one of the secondary characters, Maggie, gets her own story. I just know there is more to be told there.
It’s a well written, sweet romance that is perfect for summer reading. Actually, it would be excellent reading any time of year, but summer time is even better. This is a delightful book to read at the beach or by a pool.
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.