Although the “Love Finds You” books from Summerside Press began a while back, this is the first title I’ve read from the series. I love the concept – stories based on interesting towns in America with unique names/settings/histories. Some (like Bridal Veil) are historicals; others are contemporaries. But I love the real-world tie-in because that’s something I try to incorporate in my own novel.
Here’s the basic story line: Margaret Garvey finds herself torn between a past love and a man who could be her future. She promised her heart to Nathaniel Cooper when she was only 16 and planned to run away with him – but he left town without her. Now it’s four years later and Margaret is finally taking baby steps toward a possible relationship with another man in the logging town, Andrew Browning. Then Nathaniel returns to town, a neighbor asks Margaret to harbor two runaway children, and a murder shocks the entire community. Yes, there’s a lot going on in this story, but I won’t spoil it for you. 🙂
I will say that Bridal Veil was an interesting read and kept me guessing about some things until the end. I loved the small-town feel and the details that made it realistic without bogging down the story. The characters’ struggles with each other and within themselves rang true, which is important to me as a reader. A little romance, a little suspense, and lots of relationship issues (new and old) help make sure the story has a little something for everyone.
Have a great weekend, and happy reading!