A HOME BY THE SEA
The ever-versatile Skye is back with a terrific story of love, family, choices and trust, all knit together with lovely skeins of yarn. The writing is lyrical, the problems of the characters very present day, and the depictions of family loyalty and love a welcome reminder that there are many good people in the world.
Grace Lindstrom has her dream job, traveling the world researching and writing about food. Now she is up for an important project in Washington, D.C., that will keep her in one place. She does miss the small island off the coast of Oregon where she grew up, and her friends and family, but for now the work is enough. Everything changes one snowy night, when Grace and bomb diffusion expert Noah McKay meet over a dumpster with abandoned kittens in it. The fierce attraction between them and the boisterous love of Noah’s family combine to bring these two isolated hearts together. Then Grace’s grandfather is hurt, and she must return to Summer Island. Can Noah give her up just when he has found her? (HQN, Nov., 368 pp., $7.99)