THE SUMMER HOUSE
With winter right around the corner, readers can bask in the sunshine of THE SUMMER HOUSE (4), two romantic vignettes. "Marrying Mandy" by Susan Mallery is the story of Mandy Carter and Rick Benson, who married in haste and divorced even quicker. Now years later, they reconnect and discover sparks still burn. But can they try again? Teresa Southwick explores friends-turned-lovers in "Courtin' Cassandra." When Cassandra Brightwell shares a summer duplex with her long-term crush, Rick Stratton, she picks up strong romantic signals from him and responds, ready to pledge her love. But Rick is now a jaded divorce lawyer, and commitment isn't in his vocabulary.