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Primrose Lane

(Harmony Harbor #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  429 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Love is the best medicine

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life wit
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Forever
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Olivia’s life has been one heartache after another, but what happened the day one little girl showed up in her life would throw anyone for a loop and send them spiraling even further out of control. The last person she expected to come to her rescue is the very person who has called her out on her weaknesses. He also has the potential to rock her world forever, if they both take that one leap of faith.

PRIMROSE LANE by Debbie Mason is one of those sweet romances that has hidden thorns beneath its
DJ Sakata
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Well, she was here, just not here, here. She’d been dead— or undead as the case may be— going on seven months now. Perhaps “passing” would be a more accurate term because she seemed to be betwixt and between. She’d seen the light all right, only she’d been lollygagging, worrying about the ones she was leaving behind, and therefore missed the magic carpet ride to heaven.

Chard-a nay-nay.

How had she not noticed that the smiles and laughter that she’d faked for so long, that she’d fe
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Book three in Debbie Mason's Harmony Harbor series. Yet another fantastic emotional journey for two people clueless to the fact that they are perfect for each other. Olivia Davenport has left her old life behind, or at least tried. She is now living at Greystone Manor and is the events planner under the name Dana Templeton, her past life one is one she left in pain and didn't want to return to it no matter what until forces beyond her control bring her old life to her. Finn Gallagher
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Ann Lorz
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

Oh boy, I really struggled with this one. Not in a bad way, okay, sometimes in a bad way. But if you follow me you know I like that about the books I read. Life isn't all sunny days. We make mistakes, sometimes over and over again.

Which for me was the case with Finn Gallagher. Yes, at times he really only had Olivia's best interests at heart. But more often then not I found him to be a little high and mighty with a
Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
4.5 Stars

Debbie Mason is one of those authors who I constantly question why I keep reading her books. I end up angry at her heroes for about 60% of each book. However, her writing pulls me in and I inevitably fall in love with the hero anyways. It's that response that keeps me coming back. Stories that invoke that type of angry passion are the best!!

My heart broke for Olivia and all that she had been through in her life and the way a lot of the people around her treated her, particularly the men
BookWorm 221
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arcs-2017

There's just something so addicting about Debbie Mason's books, they are nearly impossible to put down and for some strange reason I always start reading right before bed and the I end up staying up until I finish them.

So we are back in Harmony Harbor and this time we get to know Dana or Olivia a lot better, from the moment we meet Olivia at the beginning of the series we know she is hiding something or hiding from someone and in Primrose Lane we finally find out what h
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
New gal comes to town with a mysterious past. She is a special events planner. Eventually she is discovered as to what had her so scared all the time. She had some very sad events happen and worried it will only get worse. When the attorney from the past bring her a new challenge to actually raise her former spouses child she is really upset...He was unfaithful, ended up passing away + he requested this in his will. Many more mysteries are involved and romance could very well be around the corne ...more
Bette Hansen
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow I simply fell in love with Olivia. Life has been hard on her lately so hiding out in Harmony Harbor is working out great until everything catches up with her. Luckily Finn Gallagher is there to help her through. Recommended read.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Foe the most part the romance in the book was cute and typical. However, it took me a long time to get into the book. I almost quit reading it. It could've went without the ghost and the villein in the story. Sometimes it seemed like too much was going on.
I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason is the third installment to the Harmony Harbor featuring the Gallagher brothers. This time it is Finn Gallagher, the brooding doctor recovering from his recent injuries in the Congo at the heart of Kitty and Colleen’s matchmaking. I have to say that I enjoyed this book! I planned to read just a few chapters and wound up reading
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ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

This is the 3rd in the Harmony Harbor series, and whilst you could get away with reading it as a standalone, there are characters and parts of timelines that to carry through the whole series.

I have enjoyed the past 2 book in the series, however I think that this has become my favourite. Those Gallagher brothers sure do know how to get those hearts afluttering.

This is Finn's story - the doctor who was injured whilst working with Doctors Without Bord
Susan Gorman
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Debbie Mason’s Primrose Lane is a heartfelt second chance story which features Finn Gallagher and Olivia Davenport. The third novel in the series takes place at Greystone Manor, a hotel located in the coastal community of Harmony Harbor, Massachusetts. The small town setting, the unique characters and the witty and honest dialogue appealed to me and I read the novel in one afternoon.
Debbie Mason provided a few subtle clues about Greystone Manor’s event planner Dana Templeton in the first two Har
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
And we finally get to crack the code that is Dana/Olivia. Obvious that she is hiding something and the little fractures that don’t quite reveal the story finally build to breaking point. Fortunately for her, Finn is in town recovering from injuries he received at a posting with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and he’s more than a bit interested in this stranger his family has trusted. His attitude, while harsh, was understandable: he’s worked with all sorts of people all aroun ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Robin
Book provided by Netgalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Olivia has had a rather interesting life. Synopsis: Son died of cancer, headed for a divorce because of issues that most people face during this time, before divorce is final her husband dies in plane crash. As if that wasn’t enough, her lawyer brings her a girl named George, who happens to be her deceased husband’s daughter.

Ms. Mason gives us an emotionally charged story. One minute I couldn’t help but laug
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Primrose Lane (Harmony Harbor #3) by Debbie Mason
• Letting Go
Another AWESOME Harmony Harbor HEA love story! Debbie has an amazing way with bringing out the best in all her characters. Although each of the books within this series could be read as standalone story, reading them all together and in order gives you additional background info and the full story of Greystone. In each book you not only learn about the main characters, but we
still learn more about the supporting characters from the ot
Roberta Capizzi
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved being back in Harmony Harbor!! Full review will follow.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This one just didn't have the wit and movement of the earlier books. It had a slow start and then when "George" appeared on scene it went downhill. The ending was good though and, as usual, Colleen, Jasper and especially Simon made for a decent read.
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

How do I love thee...

That's an easy question to answer when you read a romance by Debbie Mason! She delivers another great entry to the Harmony Harbor series. In PRIMROSE LANE her talented hand paints a portrait of a couple who shouldn't work, but somehow do-Dr. Finn Gallagher and the mysterious event planner Dana.
Finn is in Harmony Bay to recuperate from injuries he received overseas with DOB. He resents being back and signs on to take patients in town. Dana has come through for his
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Primrose Lane
Harmony Harbor, Book #3
By Debbie Mason
ISBN: 9781455537235
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Love is the best medicine

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of h

Dr. Finn Gallagher is itching to return to his work with Doctors without Borders, but the injury he suffered is taking longer to heal than he thought it would. So, for now, he's working as a doctor in Harmony Harbor determined to help Olivia Davenport. Except, it seems she doesn't want his help. Luckily though, he has a group of matchmakers on his side. Can they help him win her over, or will her painful past continue to make her keep her distance?

Returning to Harmony Harbor is always fun and en
Primrose Lane is a fresh and heartfelt story of new beginnings, set in a picturesque domain owned for generations by the Gallagher family. Finn Gallagher has served with Doctors Without Borders in Congo, but has been forced to return home with a bad leg injury. Although he is happy to be back home, he is distressed by his physical limitations. His family is supportive, but they all have a hidden agenda. They are determined to find him a wife to keep him from returning to Congo. Despite his best ...more
books are love
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dana and Finn give us a fun ride full of misunderstandings and cuteness. The little girl who comes into Dana’s life really helps her heal and see that she is worth more than she thinks.

When Dana and Finn first meet they do not have nice thoughts of each other. Both with preconceived notions of the other. For Finn it is the rich girl mentality he has from his last girlfriend and for Dana it is the doctor and him thinking he is better than others she gets from her husband. A husband who was weak
Clean, heart warming, hate to love romance between an injured doctor forced home to recover & a woman with a heart aching past

Primrose Lane is the third book in this small town series, this time focusing on a doctor forced home to recover from injury and a woman with a secret heart aching past. Primrose Lane is a clean, heart warming, sort of hate to love / second chance at love romance that I thoroughly enjoyed and can’t wait to read more from the series. The book has a couple of intriguing
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

I have read this entire series. While this book can stand alone mostly, I really suggest you read the whole thing for the back history. It is #3 in the series and well the series has sorta been a love it and hate it thing for me. I LOVE the characters. I absolutely do which is why I keep reading it. But the plots go off in these directions that I really hate.Which is why its hard to rate.

I loved Finn and Olivia/Dana. The first part of th
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Primrose Lane is the first chance I have had to read Debbie Mason's work and it sure will not be the last. This story was one of those that reached out and touched my heart.

Olivia Davenport has been through so much and suffered so much heartache. This lady so deserved to find a touch of happiness even if it arrives in very unexpected ways. Olivia is not exactly thrilled when she first learns that she is the chosen guardian of the daughter her husband had with another women. George has been thro
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's official. Debbie Mason has become my favorite "behind closed door" author. Yes, there are no explicit sex scenes in her romances. What you do get are lovable characters, witty dialog, and some of the funniest situations an author can put their characters in. I've had Primrose Lane loaded into my Kindle for over a month before I finally started reading it. There were many moments when I had to sit on my hands to stop myself from picking it up. Good things come to those who wait... When the t ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Olivia (or Dana as we first knew her) is hiding in plain sight. She’s also dealing with some extremely heartbreaking issues as we will learn as the story continues. She is barely functioning, but manages to hide that relatively well for the most part. Except from a doctor, one who is back in Harmony Harbor recuperating and just a bit bitter about how long it’s taking before he can leave once again. Finn is suspicious, doesn’t fall for Olivia’s act and eventually call
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When is the Hallmark Channel going to pick up the Harmony Harbor or Christmas Colorado series by Debbie Mason? Mason really has a gift for writing captivating stories and Primrose Lane is no exception. It’s a compelling story of how to make lemonade when life gives you lemons. It is the third book in the Harmony Harbor series, which focuses on the residents of a small New England town and in particular, the Gallagher family and those working at Greystone Manor as they try to save the estate (hot ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Olivia has been keeping a big secret from her new friends and painful past she would rather leave in the past. When the day is looming and she is forced to come face to face with the past. Can she deal with the past and seek out a future with her ex's daughter, or does someone else have other plans? Finn is home recovering from an injury, if he can just stay away from Olivia he just might be able to get back to Congo and the work there. He is still dealing with the past and it seems his family h ...more
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Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or read ...more

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