About the Book:
When Emma Cantrell’s marriage imploded, she learned a fast and painful lesson about trusting her heart. Then, on a visit to Magnolia, North Carolina, to see her brother, an elegant, if dilapidated, mansion for sale presents the opportunity to start over. Risking everything on her dream of opening the Wildflower Inn, Emma buys the house…just as the storm of the century hits, severely damaging the structure. But a chance meeting with Holly, a bride-to-be in desperate need of a new venue, gives her hope…and the name of a contractor who’ll work fast and cheap, allowing Emma to repair the inn in time to host the wedding and save her investment.
A furniture builder who hasn’t picked up a tool in the five years since his wife died, Cameron Mitchell has no intention of agreeing to help this beautiful—and, he’d guess, entitled—woman insisting that he fix her inn. Until he learns that Emma was sent by Holly, the little sister of his late wife. Grudgingly, Cameron agrees to do the work, with one condition: that he be left completely alone. But the more time they spend together, the more Emma touches a part of his heart he was sure died long ago, forcing him to try making peace with his past.
Like many series romances, Wildflower Season is a return to a comfortable familiar environment. Emma is the sister-in-law of Meredith, one of the sisters in the Carolina Sister series. She buys the sisters' father's house and plans to renovate it into a bed and breakfast. In doing so she meets Cameron who is still mourning the loss of his wife. They are trying to finish the renovations in time for the wedding of Cameron's sister-in-law and by working together, guess what happens?
While no literary classic, this book was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon and the HEA left me smiling. Grade: B.
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley.