by Nat Burns
Nina Christie was warned, but Hazy Duncan is even worse than she expected.
Nina’s new home on Chincoteague Island would be perfect but for the blight of Hazy’s perpetual rudeness. The island’s other inhabitants welcome her back as a prodigal daughter of the community and the idyllic summer breezes soothe her wounded heart. All she wants is peace, quiet and her books. Hazy’s experience with beautiful women like Nina is that they’re easily bored and always looking for something better. Just when CC is finally out of Hazy’s life and she can hear the heartbeat of the ocean again, here was another beautiful woman on her doorstep. Nina is even more dangerous than CC because Nina is nice.
With both Nina and Hazy suspicious of anything that might be romance, it’s surprising when their hearts—and the enchantment of the island—seem to have other plans for them.
Newcomer Nat Burns weaves a classic story of summer love set on the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula and the Chesapeake Bay.
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April 2010: Burns describes an idyllic place complete with wild ponies, white sand, and lovely water views. She also describes the delicate approach and retreat of Nina and Hazy as their chemistry draws them together even as their past hurts urge each woman to turn and run.
November 2010: The characters are appealing, especially Hazy. It also features some beautiful scenery and interesting glimpses of the small town life that develops in an island community.