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As a young widow with three children, Flora MacCallum thought happiness was behind her-until a friend asked her to run a bed and breakfast on the Massachusetts shore. There, her magical voice awakens the heart of a brilliant composer who is grieving his lost marriage and son. Together they learn that all is never lost, and that hope can be found in the most unlikely places ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by Signet
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Barbara ★
Meet Flora MacCallum, a Scottish widow with three younguns' living in a small Scottish village managing a pregnant friends castle. Said pregnant friend is a Laird's (and Duke's) wife who happens to own a very large beach house in Ipswich, Massachusetts that is in the process of becoming a bed and breakfast and has just lost its caretakers. Flora agrees to move to America and run this B&B until a proper caretaker can be found.

Now meet Gavin Matheson, a "left behind spouse" also staying tempor
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D.
Aug 31, 2014 D. rated it it was amazing
Must buy this book. Buy it with it's companion: SPELLSTRUCK. Read and enjoy them. (Not for borrowing/library) You will want to re-read them. Jaclyn is a talented storyteller with a vivid wonderful imagination. If you don't find this in your bookstore, ask for it!
Sara
May 23, 2011 Sara rated it did not like it
Shelves: waste-of-my-time
this book took way too long to read, mostly because it was incredibly boring at times.
Linda Lael Miller may have said that she's an author to watch, but i still think she needs a few more years of writing before she can produce something interesting and meaningful that lasts the whole book!
Astrida
Aug 11, 2012 Astrida rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Flora MacCallum, a young widow with 3 children thinks happiness is behind her until a friend asks her to run a B&B on the Massachusetts shore. Suddenly the summer is full of promise: a new business, new friends, and new home and a new love.

A great story, but a little too neatly tied up at the end.
Jamie
May 12, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it
The book started off rather slow. But it sure is a good read, with a great ending :)
Anne
Jul 27, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing
Another great story . . . fast read.
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Jaclyn Reding is the award-winning author of numerous historical and contemporary novels, including an Amazon.com #1 bestseller and a RITA award nominee. Since first publishing in 1993, Jaclyn has seen her stories translated into nearly a dozen languages around the world.

Jaclyn can usually be found at her home in New England, or Venice, Italy...or somewhere in between. Jaclyn loves hearing from re
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