Wiggs makes every visit to Avalon, N.Y., special for readers, and this trip is no different. Fans will enjoy this opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and watch two of their favorite characters fall in love. Even though part of a series, Wiggs’ vivid imagery and dialogue helps build the town and makes this entry stand well alone.

Sonnet Romano and Zach Alger have always been best buds but, on the night of Daisy Bellamy’s wedding, that all changed when they gave in to passion. Sonnet looks on it as a mistake — she’s carefully planned her life and Avalon is in the rearview mirror. But Zach sees a future for them — he just doesn’t know how to convince Sonnet. A family crisis throws a curve into Sonnet’s best-laid plans and brings her back to Avalon to help care for her ailing mom, prompting her to take a second look at her plans for the future — and Zach. (MIRA, Aug., 400 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt