Last summer I read Fortunate Harbor (my review) and I recently ran across the first book in the series, Happiness Key at the library. Tracey is freshly divorced from a husband who is in prison. For some reason he put this rundown Florida development in her name. It has several small rental properties and the tenants are all on month-to-month leases. Her goal is to sell the property to a developer and use the money to start a new life. The only problem is that a local preservation organization has targeted the property and vowed to keep any development plans tied up in court, thereby drastically lowering the value.
While collecting rents shortly after moving to Florida, she discovers one of the tenants dead in his bed. Looking for information about him and his family draws her and the other residents into a friendship. We learn about their live and loves and of course, at the end, they find the man's family, and have learned about themselves too.
As I said about Fortunate Harbor, this reminds me of Debbie Macomber's Yarn Shop books and if you like "group of women" novels, you'll like this one. Grade: B+