|JOANN ROSS - HOMEPLACE - Coldwater Cove # 1|
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|Contemporary and compelling, the novels of JoAnn Ross draw their power from the laughter and tears that fill women's lives. Now, after her triumphant bestsellerA Woman's Heart,she makes a dazzling Pocket Books debut with a richly emotional tale of a woman struggling with her unconventional family...and a deep longing for a love of her own.Fighting legal battles eighty hours a week has left Raine Cantrell burned out and empty. Although she once dreamed that success might make the father who walked away without a backward glance take notice, the high-powered big-city lawyer now finds herself feeling very alone. Then she gets an urgent call from three kids in trouble in her Washington state hometown, and suddenly Raine is returning to face unresolved feelings, unhealed wounds -- and an unexpected desire.Sheriff Jack O'Halloran, a man with a tragedy in his past and a six-year-old daughter to raise alone, has three teens barricaded inside a house and the media clamoring for a story. He isn't ready for Raine to invade his territory -- or his thoughts. And Raine isn't ready for anyone to touch her heart.Unable to deny their attraction to each other, their solution is adult, reasonable -- and totally foolish. They decide to have a simple affair. But they are about to discover that love is rarely simple -- and that lives can change forever in a single heartbeat.A tender and deeply affecting tale,Homeplacewill linger in your heart long after the last page is turned.|
|Number Of Pages||416 pages|
|Amazon.comJoAnn Ross is more than just one of the superstars...she has moved to the elite.|
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It's a well written and down to earth (believable) story. Joann Ross can get the readers involved into the characters lives. It's not a fast paced unable to set it down until you have completely read the book type of story but It will draw you back to finish reading.
Raine is a corporate lawyer on the fast track to becoming a partner, she has just won a big case when she receives a call from her grandmother Ida's foster girls. Ida has taken a fall and is in the hospital but manages to call the girls to tell them to battin down the hatch (in other words lock the door and do not go with any one). By the time Raine is able to get to Coldwater Cove there is a media circus which the sheriff Jack O'Halloran it attempting to control while also attempting to get the foster girls to cooperate. Raine arrives and take custody of the girls, and finds out the her mother (Lilith, who has alway been a bit of a flake) has also been arrested.
This is just the starting of the book, if this gets your interest read the book, it just gets better.
Another book by Joanne Ross, again it is good very similar to Homeplace.
This story is about Raine's, half sister Savannah. She has caught her husband in bed with another woman, quit her job as a chef, not wanting to appear to be a failure by her family she does not tell them until she receives a call from Raine. Savannan is needed back in Coldwater Cove to help with the family crisis that is unfolding. With her grandmother Ida's failing health she has decided to move back to Coldwater Cove but she needs an income, so she decides to purchase a fixer upper and start a Bed and Breakfast business. Upon locating an old lighthouse and with the help of Daniel O'Halloran (a lawyer) who represents the current owner (grumpy Henry Hyatt). Savannah makes an offer that Henry can't refuse.
Again this is just the start of the book much more happens but I will let you decide if you want to read it without me giving up the entire story. It is very good.