This is the first book in a series that takes place in the fictional town of Whitsborough Bay. Sarah Peterson grew up here and when she left to go to university, she didn’t look back. But sometimes life has a way of making you go home. After her long-term relationship ends (much later than it should have), Sarah receives an offer from her aunt to take over her flower shop. Seems old Auntie Kay has some oats of her own she is ready to sow and is embarking on her own adventure.
Sarah doesn’t hesitate too long before taking her up on her offer and ditches the loser boyfriend and the crap job and starts packing. Sarah and her two best friends find a tape of a reading she had twelve years ago. Everything on the tape has come true except for the bit that she will be meeting the man of dreams - and his name is Steven.
I could not wait for Sarah to hustle her bustle and get up North to start this thrilling next chapter. When Sarah gets there, she discovers there are Stevens everywhere! And to complicate matters, she feels a strong attraction and connection to a man whose name is NOT Steven.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story as Sarah navigates all the changes in her life. Her search for Steven was hilarious, both online and offline. I admired the speed at which she adapts to moving home and starting her own business, turning it into something just as special as Aunt Kay’s was.
I loved getting to know all the characters in the story and I am sure they will be making reappearances in later books. The author also does a wonderful job of breathing life into not only the characters but the town itself.
I highly recommend this book to readers who love a sweet story about grabbing the brass ring and taking a chance at finding your destiny. Fans of the chick-lit and women’s fiction genres should put this entire series on the top of their to-be-read pile. (SB)