Title: The Cottage on Rose Lane
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Page Count: 412
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Jenna Fossey’s life is about to change. An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has her heading to the charming little town of Magnolia Harbor. But as soon as she arrives, long-buried family secrets lead to even more questions, and the only person who can help her find the answers is her sexy-as-sin sailing instructor.
Nothing makes Jude St. Pierre feel more alive than racing on the open sea – at least, not until Jenna comes strolling down his dock asking for sailing lessons. But it feels wrong to be attracted to her – especially when he learns why she came to town. Jude knows she deserves the truth but can he help her discover it without losing her and the family he’s come to think of as his own?
When an event planner is asked to create the perfect wedding in just three days, she must turn to the last person she wants to ask for help – the infuriating owner of the house on the hilltop.
The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay is the first book in the new contemporary romance Moonlight Bay series. This opener focuses on a character looking into her family’s past and finding her own future.
Jenna Fossey never knew her own father and had been raised by her single mother. However, out of nowhere Jenna ends up getting a call that she had inherited all of her grandfather’s millions and would not want for money the rest of her life.
After taking some time to travel and think about the inheritance Jenna decides that she wants to go to the small town of Magnolia Harbor to find out more about her father’s side of the family. After arriving Jenna meets Jude St. Pierre and talks him into giving her sailing lessons to get to him and the rest of the town along with the secrets of her past.
The Cottage on Rose Lane is one story in which the main character is hiding her identity which normally has me screaming just tell the truth. However, this trope worked in this story in the idea that those in town had ideas about her that weren’t true and she needed time to get to know everyone so it worked well this time. The setting, diversity in the characters and the slow build romance all blended nicely together to make for one sweet romance.
About the author:
Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances. Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she’s not writing, she’s knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.