Lila Brooks has picked Clover Cove, home of the Cutler’s and the Cutler’s Nursery (A Tender Season) as her perfect place to start her wedding business.
Morgan Holt agrees to assist Lila with renovating a charming, albeit neglected, Victorian home into a one-stop bridal shop.
Things go awry from the beginning and don’t seem to get better as time goes on.
I enjoyed this story for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was the renovation aspect. The details of what is and is not possible during the renovation brought back pleasant memories of when I worked in new and renovation construction.
My heart felt for Morgan; I could understand how hard it was for him to let his guard down enough to allow others into his life.
Mary Manners always pulls you into the story and doesn’t let go. Her characters are relatable, her cities ever so charming and she doesn’t paint life as always being a bed of roses. In fact, she has quite a few thorns that have to be avoided or picked out after getting too close!
Veiled Gems, book one of the Diamond Knot Dreams Books, is just the right size story for a quick escape, one I’m sure you will enjoy!
Lila Brooks believes in fairytale endings for everyone but herself. She coaxes her dream of opening a wedding shop into reality when she commissions Morgan Holt to transform a run-down Victorian house into an all-inclusive bridal boutique, Diamond Knot Dreams. Clover Cove’s residents have whispered that the house is filled with spirits, but superstitions have no place in Lila’s life.
Morgan Holt spent the better part of his youth transplanted from one foster home to another. Separated from his older brother, Gunnar, at an early age, they’re reunited shortly after Morgan’s arrival to Clover Cove. But the last thing Morgan wants is to trust his heart again to a family—or a woman as beautiful as Lila Brooks. He has plans to finish work on the Victorian and then ride off into the sunset, a move he’s perfected over the years.
Soon Lila and Morgan have a chance at their own Happily Ever After, but will events from the past destroy their future?