by Barbara Freethy

July 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4391-0156-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback

A fresh start in a new town is just what Jenna Davies needs. She has to think about what is best for 7-year-old Lexie. Jenna hopes that Angel's Bay is the perfect hiding place. She has secrets to keep.

Staying in the background is her plan, but good intentions fly out the window when Jenna saves a young woman from a suicidal leap into the bay. Suddenly the town is eager to meet their newest resident. Reporter Reid Tanner may have come to Angel's Bay for another story, but the heroic act piques his interest. His gut tells him there is much more to the story and the heroine.

Author Barbara Freethy brings readers to Angel's Bay with the first novel of her next series. Suddenly One Summer offers a strong foundation of characters and story lines for future novels. The cautious romance between Reid and Jenna reveals many secrets and just enough danger to keep the novel moving along. The hard-nosed reporter and the enigmatic piano teacher don't seem to have much in common, but Angel's Bay has an unusual effect on some people.

I enjoyed the premise of this story and the community Ms. Freethy establishes in Suddenly One Summer. I look forward to the books to come.

Reviewed in May 2010 by Paula.

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