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Damselfly Inn (Thornton Vermont #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
The picturesque college town of Thornton, Vermont is the perfect place to open an inn. Or so Nan Grady thinks until a late summer storm drops a tree branch through her roof and local contractor Joss Fuller into her path.

Romance has been the last thing on her career-oriented mind, but Nan can’t deny the attraction between them. Nor can she deny the history between Joss and
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Published April 13th 2015 by Bannerwing Books
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Cameron Garriepy
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Five stars from me. But I wrote it, so that's what we call an "unreliable narrator."
Angela Amman
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Damselfly Inn is the first novel in Cameron D. Garriepy’s Thornton Vermont series, and you are going to adore the town — and the cast of characters coming and going through the Damselfly Inn — from the moment you begin reading.

While Damselfly Inn is a romance novel at heart, Garriepy's lush prose and carefully crafted characters allow Damselfly Inn to transcend the genre into the type of novel even non-romance fans will devour. The love story between Nan and Josh does more than explore the buddi
Andra Watkins
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love with your soul mate? To negotiate a first kiss? To experience the first heat of passion? We all need to escape into stories that make us remember where we've been and what we've been given.

Damselfly Inn is that story.

I read Damselfly Inn in one sitting. Four or five hours of delightful time. The characters are all well-developed, likeable and flawed, and the author helps us pull for them with her shifts of perspective and turns of phrase. Set aga
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received this book in a give-a-way as a member of LibraryThing. Was not disappointed. Loved the read.
Nan had dreams and goals of running a B&B and nothing or anyone was going to stop her. Love her determination, courage and understanding. She did not give up. A sweet added bonus was finding true unconditional love and happiness.
I like how the author described everything in great detail.
If you are the sort of reader who likes their romances super angsty with lots of drama, you'll probably be disappointed. If you're ok with a quieter, slower romance then give this one a try.

Nan (I know it's a nickname, but I hate it!) owns a B&B in small town Vermont. Her neighbors have a son, Joss, who is a contractor and he offers to fix her top floor after a tree crashes into it during a storm. I liked that Nan and Joss got to know each other kind of slowly. The attraction was there, but
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read Cameron Garriepy before, I knew when I opened this book it would be a delightful read. I was not disappointed! The author sets the stage well, her writing style offering plenty of "movie scenes" in my head with poignant and clear backgrounds that really bring home the atmosphere and neighborliness of Northeastern small towns. Each character comes to life quickly, and I found myself involved with every single one of them--from Anna and Jack, to Kate and Danny, and most of all, the del ...more
Brenda Roberson
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Damselfly Inn is a romance novel chock full of prolific prose and carefully created characters. It allows Damselfly Inn to rise above the typical romance genre into the type of novel that even non-romance fans will "fall in love" with.

The love story between Nan Grady and Josiah (Joss) Fuller does much more than delve into the potential relationship between the feisty innkeeper and the quite good looking, honest hometown carpenter. Damselfly Inn will cause a yearning for all ladies to fall in lov
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nan has just realized her life's dream by opening the Damselfly Inn, a bed and breakfast in one of Vermont's small towns. She loves providing hospitality and great food to her guests and is longing to find a sense of belonging in her new environment. When a large tree falls on the top floor of the Inn, she needs to get the roof repaired quickly to ensure no more damage is done. She meets a local contractor and the stage is set for romance. Additionally, a series of vandal attacks against the Inn ...more
Mandy Dawson
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good romance novel and this one had everything I look: Hunky hero with a good heart and slightly stubborn streak? Check. Strong and independent heroine who wants, but doesn't need a man in her life? Check. Secondary characters who make me hunger for their stories? Check. Descriptions and details that fuel a page turning plot that keeps me reading long after my dinner has burned on the stove? Check and check.

From mouth watering descriptions of the food Nan creates in her kitchen, to stea
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time I was a regular reader of romances. That stopped, however, when the formula became too predictable and the romance too cloying. Cameron D. Garriepy, however, has brought me back to the power of a beautifully written romance, because they aren't formulaic and predictable. Rather, Garriepy has created a world--the world of Thornton, VT.--which is rich and varied in atmosphere and character, reminiscent of places I've loved and visited in my own short time living in Vermont. She ha ...more
John Dolan
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** An Engaging Tale of Homecoming ***

It's hard not to like Cameron Garriepy's writing; there is something comfortable about it - like meeting up with an old friend.

In 'Damselfly Inn', her writing cocktail is once more to the fore: relatable characters, shaken and stirred with a pinch of mystery, and a generous measure of romance. What it means to belong, and being comfortable in one's skin, are just two of the very human vicissitudes Garriepy explores in this engaging tale of homecoming and red
Jennie Goutet
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a thoroughly enjoyable read! I was glad it was long (not too long, but long enough) so I could really settle in and enjoy it. The characters were well-developed and likeable (and I'm so glad - just saw that there is another novel out or coming out with some of the same characters). I loved the setting - New England, an old historic inn, gardens, food - all the food! The author clearly knows a thing or two about gourmet cooking. The romance was sooo sweet. This book had everything. Loved it!
Katie Kahler
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book straddles the divide between plot driven and character driver romances perfectly. You come to love and buy into the characters, along with the page turning of the general story line. A beautiful balance of romance and passion, this book is a quick and easy read. Perfect for summers by the pool or beach. I enjoyed the characters and hope to see a future book detailing the obvious passion between Anna and Jack.
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Damselfly Inn from Goodreads contest. I am very pleased that I did. I certainly enjoyed the novel. I liked the characters - but felt that Nan should have done more for Danny. Maybe down the road? I would love to see the new bed. Great characters and looking forward to the next chapter to this story!
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really nice book. I enjoyed it . I liked all the characters(main and secondary) , which is very rare for me. Good pace, a little bit of mystery, and a good romance. A few missing words here and there, but it didn't bother me.
Natalie Alder
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blurb drew me in. I loved the romantic storyline and couldn't wait to read it. I wasn't disappointed. The author is wonderful at building a scene, writing characters with depth and creating sexual tension. All with a little mystery thrown in.
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See publisher's blurb for a brief overview.
A pleasant love story populated by some really nice characters. The story is not overly complicated and the length is perfect for me. I really enjoyed it.
I won it in a LibraryThing Giveaway.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it

the love story that has friend's who are close to each other and consider family.a small town who everyone knows everyone.
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable love story set in beautiful Vermont.
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Cameron D. Garriepy is the author of Damselfly Inn (the first of the Thornton Vermont Trilogy) and a champion of emerging writers and independent authors everywhere. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bannerwing Books, a small
independent press and publishing services company. Formerly a Managing Editor at Write on Edge, she established and co-curated three volumes of Precipice: The Literary
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