Visiting Cricket Creek, Ky., feels like coming home once again. It is a true joy to watch the growth of the hero and heroine’s relationship, and a secondary romance between a more mature couple is charming. As usual, McLane skillfully leads readers to a satisfying resolution.
Savannah Perry is introduced to Tristan McMillan, the new owner of Whisper’s Edge retirement community, when he unnecessarily “rescues” her from drowning. As social director of the community, Savannah is pleased that the previous owner’s grandson has purchased it — that is, until she discovers his plans for it. Meanwhile, her boss, Kate, is trying to keep things running on a very small budget. She is pleased when Tristan seems willing to loosen the purse strings, particularly when she is able to convince widower Ben to take on the maintenance work. With romance in the air, the residents of Whisper’s Edge are enjoying life, especially Savannah. But will rumors and misunderstandings cause heartache for all? (SIGNET ECLIPSE, May, 304 pp., $7.99)