The Shelter Bay series has been a pleasure to read. These are low-key stories, pure romance, set in a nice town, with characters who are good people. There are returning soldiers, but they do not have problems they cannot handle, and the townspeople are fairly supportive while reflecting real-life America. Ross reminds us that our normal lives are worth writing about, and that regular lives have stories to share.
Single dad Mac Culhane has a high-octane past but is very happy to be living in Shelter Bay, working as a DJ and reconnecting with his grandfather, who is losing the battle with Alzheimer’s. Annie Shepherd runs her scrapbooking store, Memories on Main, gets together with girlfriends and volunteers with seniors. It is a much more fulfilling life than the one she led as the wife of a high-powered Washington lobbyist. Love is definitely in the air in Shelter Bay. Will the breeze be strong enough to catch two wounded hearts and wrap them into a new whole? (SIGNET, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)