I don’t read a ton of books about single moms, but they make for a nice change of dynamic on occasion. I love the twist of teenage daughters and this series has some great reviews.
Jillene McDermott is raising two daughters, alone. Her coffee bar, Java The Hut, is on life support and the only place she can find a quiet moment is in the bathtub.
Claire and Faye, Jillene’s teenage daughters, know their mom deserves some happiness. But their good intentions go wrong when infamous crime writer, Vince Tremonti, steps up to play Jillene’s “boyfriend.”
Vince has briefly returned to Blue Heron Beach to rethink his flagging career. He doesn’t have time to get involved with anyone, much less a young widow with a ready-made family. Still, he owes ‘the universe’ a good deed or two.
But when a couple of dates threaten to become a summer fling, suddenly the breakfast lattes aren’t the only brews steaming in Blue Heron Beach.
Arriving in Red Duck, Idaho, with recipes, ambition, a silent prayer and two teenage boys, Lucy Carpenter plans to cook her way into the hearts and wallets of celebrities frequenting the nearby ski resort. All she needs is Drew Tolman, former pro baseball player turned local big shot, to put the word out.Soon everyone’s got Lucy’s number, including Drew. But Drew knows he needs more help reconciling with his seventeen year old daughter–following a life-wrecking scandal of his own making–than he needs a personal chef.
But as Lucy’s side-dishes of advice and companionship prove even more beneficial than her meals, Drew begins hunting for a way to convince the tempting Lucy that she’s the dessert he’s been saving room for.
Single mom, Lauren Jessup, quickly realizes the waitressing job she took in the California coastal town of Bella Luna will never pay the bills. But she’s a good listener, and regular customer Nick DiMartino needs a sympathetic ear.
Nick DiMartino is willing to do anything to gain permanent custody of his child–even leave Bella Luna and the home he and his young son love. But Lauren knows the pain of never being allowed to stay in one place long enough to grow roots and vows to stay and help Nick and his son…at least until the Pink Moon.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling author Stef Ann Holm walked the same high-school stage as Kevin Spacey and Val Kilmer and landed a “C” in Drama and an “A” in Creative Writing. Now a highly acclaimed author, Stef Ann enjoys life in
Idaho with her husband and their squirrel-crazy Yorkshire terrier, Cocoa Puff. www.stefannholm.com