When the 19-year-old twins who work at Bonny Fairley's fine craft gallery place a personal ad in the paper on her behalf, Bonny is mortified. A personal ad? She's not that desperate! Then the ex-husband who'd abandoned her shows up in town, vowing to win back her heart -- and Bonny starts returning calls and making dates as if her life, not to mention her happiness, depended on it.
Hillary Germaine had plans for her 17th summer. She was going to find a “total” guy and have a magical romance. To her horror, on her 17th birthday, just before the summer began, her parents gave her a plane ticket to Oregon. She left her plush existence in Iowa to help Aunt Fay, owner of the Rainsong Inn. She protested, but then decided to go when her adoptive parents wanted to get rid of her. The summer, it seemed, was a test to discover how well she could make it on her own.