Forty and never married, Cassandra's brothers expect her to oversee their parents—a dad addicted to sweepstakes and a mother with dementia. Cass also has charge of her nephew and niece while their parents sojourn overseas. A hurricane heads for Seaside, NJ, at the same time business guests head for her B&B. Wealthy, 40-something Dan Harmon is a godsend. Cass shouldn't impose on him, but he seems determined to play knight-in-shining-armor. Maybe their AUTUMN DREAMS (4.5) can come true after all—if they don't get blown away by the storm. Gayle Roper's third in the Seaside Seasons series will tickle the funny bone, play a concerto on the nerves and charm the heart. (May, 350 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson