Rainshadow Road

Front Cover
Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 417 pages
39 Reviews

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiance Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life--even after being broken--can be made into something new and beautiful.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

I'm hoping that Alex gets the happy ending he deserves. - Goodreads
It was a little hard to read. - Goodreads
Large font and oversized margins can't fool me! - Goodreads
The ending was pitch perfect for me. - Goodreads
Her research on that was spot on! - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jsamaha - LibraryThing

I received this book as a winner of the First Reads contest and am so glad that I did! Rainshadow Road is a light romance novel and I really enjoyed it. The story line is interesting and the writing ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Lauren2013 - LibraryThing

Rainshadow Road 4 Stars The writing is smooth and seamless, the characters are well-developed and engaging, and the plot is sweet if lacking in any real conflict. Thankfully, Kleypas avoids falling ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »

About the author (2012)

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.

Bibliographic information