I am changing the Book recommendation feature, renaming it and giving it themes.
The books on my wishlist this week is only contemporary romance by Patricia Rice. Yepp. I am making it easy for myself :).
After the death of his ex-wife and the accident that ruins his
guitar-picking hand, musician/songwriter Flynn Clinton downsizes from
Billboard fame and the wild life of the Nashville music scene he loves
too much. He ends up in his hometown of Northfork, North Carolina, where
he hopes to make a success of the Stardust Café, and raise his pre-teen
sons in the unchanging security of small town life—if he can pry them
away from his yuppie parents. All he has to do is convert his bad boy
persona into the kind of daddy his boys need, and find a quiet, maternal
woman to help raise them.
Instead of finding peace and quiet in the mountains, he runs into
Joella Sanderson—a former beauty queen and a sexily talented singer who
belongs on the top of the music charts, except she claims her first
boyfriend ruined her taste for the stage, and the last ruined her taste
for lying, cheating music men. So now Jo serves coffee in the Stardust
Café, singing funny ditties to make her handsome new boss laugh, and
hoping one of her creative ideas will produce the revenue the town needs
in time to save her mama’s health and her sister’s marriage. In the
process, she transforms Flynn Clinton’s secure world into a colorful
madhouse, luring him dangerously close to the glamorous brink that stole
his life once before.
Fully believing Joella belongs in the world he’s just left, Flint
throws all of his powerful connections—and the heart he doesn’t dare
touch again—into helping her develop her music, until the day
Northfork’s only industry closes, threatening the future of the town and
their families. Now, the irresistible Joella must push the immovable
Flint into letting music back into his life to save the town, and in the
ensuing battle, the Stardust Café explodes with laughter, tears,
catastrophe, and love.
Frustrated divorcee Amy Warren is striving to fix her life by helping
her home town buy the local mill, and then she can put her Plan for the
Rest of Her Life in action by buying a rundown cottage and turning it
into her heart’s desire.
Amy’s Plan shatters when Jean-Jacques St. Etienne arrives with loads
of cash, charisma, and expertise, with every intention of buying the
mill for its designs and then abandoning the community. A European
playboy, he has no interest in anything except staying occupied so he
needn’t remember the tragedy haunting him.
As mild-mannered Amy and dashing Jacques play a cat-and-mouse game
that madly leads to love and can only end in heartbreak, their affair
affects the existence of an entire town.