Primrose Lane: Harmony Harbor #3 by Debbie Mason
It’s here! The third installment in Debbie Masons Harmony Harbor series. In addition to a review and excerpt – you can also enter the tour-wide giveaway to win one of Fifteen (15) Print copies of the title (US only).
And we finally get to crack the code that is Dana/Olivia. Obvious that she is hiding something and the little fractures that don’t quite reveal the story finally build to breaking point. Fortunately for her, Finn is in town recovering from injuries he received at a posting with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and he’s more than a bit interested in this stranger his family has trusted. His attitude, while harsh, was understandable: he’s worked with all sorts of people all around the world, and seen injuries and attacks from the worst of the worst. In fact, he can’t return to work and away from Harmony Harbor because of a rebel attack. He’s angry and frustrated and wants out of the town who knows him too well….yesterday.
But there’s something about Dana – and he’s determined to discover what it is. And slowly, Mason allows us to see Finn’s actual good side when the walls around Dana start to crack and her story comes out. Changing her name (she’s really Olivia), her living situation (she’s really a member of the Boston Elite) and trying to overcome the latest kick in the teeth that life handed her (losing her child to cancer), she’s just not willing to open up and allow someone close enough to her to deal another blow.
Character driven, Mason allows the stories of Olivia and Finn to work their magic on us and each other. Slowly we see the true caring nature that Finn hides behind sarcasm and some really judgmental statements: his brusque no-nonsense pacing so necessary in his work overseas as patients are many and doctors few are hard habits to break – but he does take the time to listen and hear, not just diagnose and prescribe. Olivia is so strong, with a life that has been full of tragedies, she’s managed to move forward, remain kind and caring (within limits) and find friends that even she doesn’t always realize are there for her. Sweet and gentle, the story draws you in and packs several moments that don’t feel terrifically ‘romantic’ but work beautifully for the plot and this pair. Several wonderful moments bring characters from earlier stories into the mix, and while it builds the sense of community, it also helps to work as a series of examples for the newly discovered couple. While there are no real new grounds broken here, the story is so engaging and the characters so real, you won’t care.
Title: Primrose Lane
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor #3
Also in this series: Mistletoe Cottage, Christmas with an Angel, Starlight Bridge
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Published by: Forever
Published on: 27 June 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 11 minutes
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About the Book:
The next book in an all-new contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason!
Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for Harmony Harbor’s new doctor, no matter how handsome he is.
Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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