Working with the new fire chief, Roman Salazar, is a challenge for Frankie Bettencourt. Everyone in Butterfly Harbor agrees she was the one destined for the top job at the station house! So, should she quit? No way!
But she will steer clear of Roman from now on…or at least until his kindness, quick smile, and can-do attitude win the town—and possibly Frankie—over for good!
Calliope Jones, Butterfly Harbor’s free-spirited organic farmer, is the most vocal objector to Xander Costas and his design for the butterfly sanctuary that he hopes will save his family’s architectural firm.
Strangely, it’s Calliope who shows him what the town, and he, really need. Calliope makes Xander listen with his heart. And soon his heart may be telling him to stay with this extraordinary woman!
To Butterfly Harbor deputy sheriff Fletcher Bradley, Paige Cooper is a mystery he’s dying to solve. Ever since the single mother and her equally irresistible young daughter showed up, life in his California town has changed for the better.
Fletch isn’t sure what Paige is running from; he only knows she’s keeping some pretty serious secrets. Yet here she is, already a vital part of the community and working with him to crack a series of recent break-ins.
Paige has to trust someone sometime. And it’s going to be Fletch. Doesn’t she know that she belongs here-with him?
From the frying pan…
Abby Manning has to take home first prize in an amateur cooking competition to save her town’s landmark inn-and longtime home for her ailing grandmother. Too bad the Butterfly Harbor innkeeper is a complete disaster in the kitchen. Undeterred, Abby asks her latest guest to teach her the basics.
A family tragedy and ensuing scandal derailed Jason Corwin’s high-profile career. But is the gifted celebrity chef going to let one mistake define the rest of his life?
Add in a generous helping of mutual attraction and another burgeoning scandal, and it could be a recipe for star-crossed romance…or disaster, especially if a win for Abby costs Jason his professional future.
Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn’t need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who’s back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away.
The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff. She can’t trust him, even if Luke’s ideas for the town’s upcoming anniversary seem to show he’s trying to give back to their community.
Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on…and love?
There are times when I simply don’t want to leave an author’s world, that’s usually when I’ll binge-read a series. And that’s exactly what I’ve done with Anna J. Stewart’s “Butterfly Harbor” series.
The stories in the “Butterfly Harbor” series flow into each other just as naturally as the ocean waves hit the beach. Without intending to I’ve spent most of this week lost in a small California coastal town with real people with real troubles who find honest, trustworthy solutions… and perhaps fall in love along the way.
Two things are a constant here the ocean’s beauty and the splendor and magic of the Monarch butterflies who fill the eucalyptus groves with their beauty. Each plays a part in every story, necessary secondary characters to this world.
Over the next week or so I’ll be posting my reviews of the titles in the “Butterfly Harbor” series. Frankly, I didn’t want to stop reading long enough to write up the review of each book as I finished it – now that’s not wanting to leave a world for long! ** Well, as often happens in life… life got in the way of doing the fun stuff, like getting those reviews up which will be taking place this week. *shrugs* Life Happened in February**
If you haven’t discovered this series I would highly recommend it. Yes, there are those guaranteed happily ever after endings, but each person is unique, has a solid story and an issue to be dealt with. You’ll become entwined with the people of this small California town and come to need to know more. I hope you’ll give the series a try and get lost in this amazing world.