Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rosemary Cottage: A Place to Grieve; A Place to Find Romance

Amy Lange returns to Rosemary Cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks. It was a place she shared with her brother Ben, but Ben is no longer with her. He drowned in the ocean near the cottage in a surfing accident.

Curtis, a handsome Coast Guard Officer, is trying to come to terms with the death of his sister, Gina, run down by an out-of-control speed boat. When he meets Amy, he's attracted but he tries to keep his distance. He has custody of Gina's one-year-old daughter, Raine, but Ben was the father. Curtis fears Amy's parents will try to get custody, and he can't let Raine go.

I enjoyed this book. In most respects it's a predictable romance. Curtis and Amy are obviously made for each other. However, the book has more than romance. Although both deaths were originally considered accidents, as Amy and Curtis look into the circumstances, it becomes apparent that something else was going on. Add to this the excitement of Coast Guard rescues, and it's hard to put the book down.

Amy and Curtis are lik
able characters, but Raine steals the show. She is a delightful one-year-old that you can't help but fall in love with. Else, her surfing aunt, is another great character. Couple the great characters with the romantic cottage and the beauty of the outer banks and Rosemary Cottage makes a great beach read.

I reviewed this book for Booksneeze.