When her husband gets a new job, Marissa Price leaves the island of Manhattan for the island of Hawaii. Paradise seems like the perfect place to find herself, save her marriage, and reconnect with her daughter. But Marissa discovers her new life is less about beaches and beautiful sunsets and more about cows and lava flows. Their new home is a fixer-upper. But what most needs fixing - her marriage - is the first thing to crumble when her husband announces he wants time apart to find himself.
"More than a romance novel"
Deidre McIntosh is a woman with it all... a successful business, a doting fiancé, a baby on the way. But business is getting busier, Kevin is always on the road and Deidre's future mother-in-law has hijacked the wedding plans. To make matters worse, Kevin's sullen goddaughter, Claire, has been expelled from boarding school and has ended up in Deidre's care, a temporary arrangement that seems more permanent by the day.
"Great Travel Read!"
Deidre McIntosh is everyone's favorite go-to person. She seems so successful, so capable, so just plain perfect, with a popular cooking show, her own line of cakes and cookies, and an ideal relationship with Kevin Johnson - considered one of the most desirable men in Seattle. Then Kevin's ex-fiancée, sultry magazine publisher Sabine Durant, suddenly appears, and Deidre needs help. Already intimidated by Kevin's glamorous, moneyed world-and his sister, who wants Deidre out of Kevin's life-she fears she's no match for Sabine.
Deidre McIntosh became famous teaching women to live simply, and simply live - ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career, and shares a home with her best friend, the one man she can count on - who happens to be gay. But when her Seattle cooking-and-lifestyle show gets bumped off the air, and her best guy moves in with his boyfriend, she's left trying to figure out the next segment.
"What good things?"