A SUMMER PLACE
Laurel Eden isn't sure why the town of Belleporte speaks to her soul; she just knows this is the place she wants to open her shop. Ben Nolan is glad since Laurel captivated him from day one. But when a local resident asks him to check into Laurel's background, Ben hopes what he finds in her past won't jeopardize their future. While A SUMMER PLACE (3) by Laura Abbot is a solid romance with pleasant people and a picturesque setting, the secret alluded to is insubstantial. The real conflict revolves around Ben dealing with his emotionally needy family.