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The House on Blackberry Hill

A Jewell Cove Novel

A Jewell Cove Novel

Donna Alward

St. Martin's Paperbacks

When a young woman inherits a rundown mansion, the last thing she expects to find is the key to her heart…

 

Abby Foster is a fish out of water in the Maine coastal town of Jewell Cove. The crumbling Foster estate, left to her by a relative she never even knew, has everyone’s eyes on her—an eerie reminder of the long-buried family secrets that have haunted her…forever. Single, stunning, and sometimes too strong-willed for her own good, Abby’s plan is to sell the house and hightail it back to Nova Scotia. But another part of her is intrigued by the idea of starting over somewhere new—and finally learning the truth about her heritage.   

 

THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL

 


Enter Tom Arseneault. The best contractor in Jewell Cove, Tom is determined to restore the beauty and prestige of the Foster mansion—and maybe even work his charms on its beautiful new heir. The attraction between him and Abby is undeniable, and the more time Tom spends on the house the more he wants to be in it with her. But Abby’s not sure she can trust him—or anyone in Jewell Cove who seems to know more about her family history than she does. Home: Is it really where the heart is after all?

 

"Oh, my silly heart be still. This is a wonderful romance, packed with family drama, a sexy hero, an incredible old house. You'll fall in love from the very first page."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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CHAPTER 1
 
 
Abby Foster didn’t want to like the town of Jewell Cove. It was just her bad luck, then, that the place appeared annoyingly cheerful and quaint; a postcard-perfect sea town on the Maine coast dotted with colorful buildings nestled above the pristine inlet of Penobscot Bay. In response to her irritation, she cranked up the radio and rolled down the window. The breeze blew her hair back from her face, and she gave her head a toss as she continued into the town, tapping her fingers on the steering wheel along with the music. She had to be here. She didn’t
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Praise for The House on Blackberry Hill

Praise for the Jewell Cove series

"Oh, my silly heart be still. This is a wonderful romance, packed with family drama, a sexy hero, an incredible old house. You'll fall in love from the very first page."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A wonderful, witty and memorable book! Donna Alward’s The House on Blackberry Hill is a heartwarming, delightful debut to an engaging new series. Readers will love discovering the richly layered stories and enticing secrets residing in Jewell Cove."—New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump

"A wonderful story with plenty of sizzle and the perfect hint of mystery. Donna Alward writes with emotion and heart."—RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author of Willowleaf Lane"Donna Alward writes warm, memorable characters who spring to life on the page. Brimming with old family history, small-town secrets and newfound passion, you’ll want to pack up and move to Jewell Cove, Maine!" —Lily Everett

"A promising, creative and deeply emotional homecoming journey that will captivate readers." —RT Bookreviews

"Old family secrets, a bitter tragedy, and a restless spirit add mystery and an eerie touch to this
compelling story that is steeped in smalltown New England flavor so rich you can taste it and beautifully launches the author's new series." — Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Donna Alward

  • A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her career began, writing about cowboys and the west. The House on Blackberry Hill is the first novel in her Jewell Cove series.

  • Donna Alward
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    The House on Blackberry Hill

    A Jewell Cove Novel

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    Donna Alward

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