Deveraux’s newest novel is a sweet, modern-day romance set in the quaint, charming Southern town of Edilean. She weaves a masterful tale that centers on family, friendship and love once captured, that is hard to let go. Sprinkled with equal parts sweetness, charm and tender moments, Deveraux’s latest is a truly delightful read.

Small-town doctor Tristan Aldredge and city girl Jecca Layton meet by chance in the darkness when he trips over the chaise she is sleeping on. Minutes later, cloaked in darkness still, they began to get to know each other. Two more sweet encounters in the dark follow and both are smitten with each other. However, Jecca’s about to embark on a career back in New York City and Tristan’s a small-town boy whose practice and patients in Edilean are his passion. How could the two of them possibly make it work? (POCKET, Jan., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates