Photographer Hannah Donovan left Oyster Bay with a broken heart and a dream that never came true. Now, back in town for her cousin Bridget’s wedding, she’s struggling to mend relationships with her family and put recent disappointments behind her. Love is the last thing she has on her mind, especially when the local gossip mill starts hinting at a reunion between her and Danny Fletcher. If there’s one motto Hannah lives by, it’s never to make the same mistake twice.
Dan hasn’t seen his high school sweetheart since she fled Maine for the West Coast more than a decade ago. Now a single dad left stinging from a divorce, it seems every meddling matchmaker in town is determined to see him settled down. Hoping to shut down their efforts, he proposes a plan to Hannah that should give them both a little peace: they’ll pretend that they’re dating. But playing the part of a happy couple makes Dan start to think about what might have been…and what could still be.
Oyster Bay #5
August 28, 2018
Licensed therapist Evie Donovan’s life plan was simple: work hard, stay focused, and everything would fall into place. Losing her dream job and having a summer fling were never part of that plan. Now, regrouped and recharged, she is ready to try again, and that means leaving behind the bartending job at her father’s restaurant and saying goodbye to those magical (and extremely uncharacteristic) romantic summer nights.
Writing an “Ask Evie” column for the local newspaper is the perfect transition to get her back on track. But her plan didn’t include the possibility of her summer fling turning into her permanent boss, or that the black and white world she has chosen to live in is turning a little grey.
Between fantasizing about her now off-limits boss and fielding emails from a half sister she’s never met, Evie begins to wonder if she can turn the helpful advice she’s known for onto herself. She’s used to letting her head be her guide, but for once, she might just be forced to follow her heart—even if it takes her a little off her carefully chosen path…
November 6, 2018
Californian Kelly Myers has been dreaming of a postcard perfect holiday in Oyster Bay with her newfound family, but no one ever prepared her for a blizzard, or warned her that the cottage she is renting doesn’t exactly have a reliable furnace. Still, she’s determined to make this New England Christmas the best one ever, complete with gingerbread houses, stocking stuffers, and all the other things she missed out on growing up…things that her half-sisters don’t seem to have any time for now.
When the cottage’s caretaker makes it known that the old house will soon be torn down, Kelly decides to make him an offer he can’t resist—first, she’ll have to help him find his Christmas spirit. But as the days pass and her hopes for the holiday begin to dwindle, Kelly discovers that there’s more to this small town than she first thought, and that it could just turn her back into a believer after all.
With a little tinsel, a dash of romance, and a few surprises, this Christmas may still be the most magical one yet…