Mary SIMSES

  • Ellen Branford, ravissante avocate new-yorkaise, se doit d'exaucer le voeu qu'a formulé sa grand-mère avant de mourir : retrouver son amour de jeunesse et lui remettre sa dernière lettre. Ellen part sur la route, pour s'arrêter à Beacon, petite ville côtière du Maine. Alors qu'elle explore les lieux, elle manque de se noyer - une mésaventure qui fait d'elle une célébrité locale et la pousse littéralement dans les bras d'un certain Roy. Et tandis qu'elle lève le voile sur le passé de sa grand-mère et qu'elle poursuit sa quête, Ellen comprend qu'elle n'aura pas assez d'un séjour de vingt-quatre heures. Mais lorsque son fiancé vient jusqu'à Beacon à sa rescousse, la jeune femme doit repenser la vie qu'elle veut vraiment avoir...
    Une irrésistible comédie romantique qui prône les plaisirs d'une vie simple.

  • Perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks, with shades of The Notebook and Sweet Home Alabama, a deliciously irresistible summer read.

    Manhattan lawyer Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish - to find the hometown boy she once loved and give him her last letter. Beacon, Maine, home to blueberry fields and eccentric locals, is the last place she wants to go so close to her upcoming wedding. Hoping to be in and out in 24 hours, Ellen ends up the talk of the town when a tumble into the ocean introduces her to Roy Cummings, the carpenter who saves her life. Roy happens to be the nephew of Ellen's grandmother's lost love, and the one person who can bring closure to her quest. But as Ellen learns what Beacon has to offer and what her grandmother left behind, she may find that a 24 hour visit will never be enough...

  • A woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past. As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.

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