THE NEXT ALWAYS
For her newest romantic trilogy, Roberts inserts a fun touch of reality into the stories by using her beloved town of Boonsboro, Md., as the setting and then placing her real-life inn and bookstore at the center of the story. The youngest Montgomery brother, Beckett, is the focus of this delightful tale. With heaping spoonfuls of warmth, romance and even a dash of a ghostly presence, this is a patented Roberts gem!
When the three Montgomery brothers, Ryder, Owen and Beckett, along with their mother Justine, decide to renovate and run the Inn at Boonsboro, they know they have a major project on their hands. Architect and youngest brother Beck also has another long-simmering project he wants to complete: making a romantic move on Clare Murphy Brewster. Beck has had his eye on Clare since high school, but she married a soldier and left town. Now a widowed Clare is back with three young boys. Is the time finally right for these two? (BERKLEY, Nov., 352 pp., $16.00)