THE INN AT EAGLE POINT
Woods begins a new series with this well-told story of lost love recaptured. Some might have a problem with Trace at the start of the book -- he seems very manipulative -- but he's not without charm and redeems himself in the end.
Called home by her sister,
Jess, who's renovating an old inn, Abby Winters isn't planning on staying long. But the man with the power to foreclose on Jess' dream is Abby's former lover, Trace Riley -- and he wants to keep Abby around, at least until the inn opens. Abby's furious -- staying means uprooting her daughters, working long-distance and dealing with family discord. Plus, Abby still has feelings for Trace, and she's going to have to face them, sooner or later. (MIRA, Apr., 400 pp., $7.99)