Image of Jewel


Image of Jewel

Returning to Grayson Grove, the
setting of her earlier novel, Vivid, Jenkins recreates the town and its memorable inhabitants, placing them
in a delicious tale of unexpected love filled with humor, sass and poignancy.

Bachelor Eli Grayson will do anything to reopen his newspaper, even ask Jewel Crowley to pose as his wife when a potential backer comes to town.

With five big brothers and an overprotective father, Jewel despairs of ever marrying, but she's attracted to Eli. She agrees to his outlandish proposal to be Mrs. Grayson for one night, but when the town hears they're "married," all hell breaks loose. By the next evening they're truly wed. Neither expects the searing desire marriage brings. Then a woman from Eli's past arrives. (Avon, May, 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin