The Shakespeare women all have special gifts. Several of their ancestors met with untimely ends because of the family heritage, but nowadays it is looked on more as an eccentricity than a curse. For the residents of Manhattan’s West Village, Rowena Shakespeare’s ability to forecast the weather is a bright spot in their day. Shopkeepers, policemen and other neighbors gather in front of their family shop – Second Site – to hear her daily prediction.
Rowie loves the camaraderie of her neighborhood, but longs for more. Running the shop and dealing with her demanding grandmother and flighty mother is becoming more difficult every day. She just wishes she could do something different with her life.
When a TV producer approaches her to fill-in for hunky Drew Henderson while he recovers from an accident, Rowie is intrigued. How will people accept her gift? Will she be the odd-girl out or admired for her abilities? How does Drew feel about his replacement?
Author Jane Tara has penned a delightful story about a special young woman and the regular guy who falls for her in Forecast. Its tone is reminiscent of a screwball comedy (especially when Rowie gets to the TV station), but does not have any forced humor. The characters are very likeable and believable. It is the perfect escape read from the lingering winter.