Rainshadow Road

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 417 pages
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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.

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

"Awesome Author! Romantic! First novel in the Friday Harbor Trilogy - a story of love, loss, and the powerful possibility of magic! Looking forward to Lisa's new book "Dream Lake" coming August 2012! Will most definitely read more of her works - superior writer! " Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

I really liked this story about glass worker Lucy and vineyard owner Sam. The plot emotionally worked through Lucy's boyfriend betrayal rather then wallowing in it and Sam's commitment phobia panned out different than the norm. I did enjoy the growth of this relationship. Read full review

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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.

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