CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MARRIAGE
Kramer’s latest delectable romance is enchanting, joyous and adorable. Her irresistible and irrepressible hero and heroine will steal your heart. But don’t be fooled by the lightness: there’s also depth of plot and character and great wit to entrance even the most jaded reader.
Jilly Jones, owner of the Hodgepodge Bookshop on London’s Dreare Street, knows enough about bad marriages to fill a book and she’s not interested in entering that union again. She loves her bookshop and her neighborhood, even if it does have the worst weather in the city and people think the street’s unlucky. She doesn’t love her new neighbor, Captain Stephen Arrow. Arrow, one of the Regent’s Impossible Bachelors, has inherited the house across the street from Jilly. He’d love to sell the old place, but he can’t find anyone willing to overlook the street’s dreaded reputation. Stephen likes Jilly’s wit and intelligence, even her scolding. He’s out to win her any way he can, perhaps by uncovering the street’s dark secrets. An old diary, meddlesome neighbors and an unusual house lead to unexpected passion and the means to clear away the fog. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 416 pp., $7.99)