Following the death of her husband, Amber McAllister moves to Misty Harbor, Maine, to help her aunt run her jam-making business—It's the Berries Jam Company. Grace Berry also lost her husband and the two women provide emotional support for each other. Lately, Grace has thrown herself back into the dating pool with a vengeance.

Ian McNeal has known Amber since college; he also was her husband's best friend and business partner. Ian has always been slightly attracted to her and spending time together intensifies that emotion. Do they start to nurture the flame building between them, or will feelings of guilt and loyalty quash this romance before it starts?

Misty Harbor and its warm, welcoming inhabitants make another appearance in this latest charmer by Evanick. She has a true knack for making warmhearted and real characters come alive in her wonderful stories. (Oct., 300 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith