HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS
The release of a new Phillips novel is always reason to celebrate, but she really hits it out of the park with this one. Take one down-on-her-luck heroine, send her to an isolated wintry island where her former teenage nemesis awaits and add in puppets, and you have the makings of a Phillips classic. Poignant, yet filled with humor and a dash of danger, this is a perfect romantic read. Awesome!
Having used her savings, broke actress/puppeteer Annie Hewitt’s only option is to head to a tiny island off the coast of Maine in the dead of winter to stay in her mother’s isolated cottage. Annie dreads returning because her memories of the island and Harp House mansion are ominous. It was there that teenage Theo Harp betrayed Annie and may have tried to kill her. It’s just Annie’s bad luck that widowed horror author Theo has also returned to work on his newest book. Unable to avoid Theo, Annie must figure out if he’s the villain she remembers or the hero she’s always wanted. (WILLIAM MORROW, Sep., 384 pp., $26.99)