Blackberry Summer (Hope's Crossing #1)
by RaeAnne Thayne
Published May 24th 2011 by Harlequin
ISBN:0373775938 (ISBN13: 9780373775934)
Series:Hope's Crossing #1
Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call.My Thoughts:
What she didn't need was a tragic car accident. As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least, that's what she tells herself, especially when her best friend's sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police.
But when the accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others especially Riley McKnight she realizes, for the first time, that things need to change. And not just in her own life. The accidentand the string of robberies committed by teenagers that led up to itis a wake-up call to the people of Hope's Crossing. The sense of community and togetherness had been lost during those tough years. But with a mysterious "Angel of Hope" working to inspire the town, Riley and Claire will find themselves opening up to love and other possibilities by the end of an extraordinary summer .
I knew from the first few pages, that I was going to love this book. Immediately the characters and the town surround you with a warm welcome, like coming home.