Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's popular Friday Harbor series.
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses.
Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.
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“A surprising page-turner…strengthened by characters with depth and something interesting to say, this winning first installment in a trilogy is sure to thrill fans.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lisa Kleypas can take broken people and infuse them with humor and heart.” —USA Today
“Kleypas brings together richly nuanced characters, an emotionally riveting plot, and a subtle touch of paranormal to create an unforgettable romance that is pure reading magic.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A delightful portrait of a picturesque town where people know everything about everyone and look out for each other…Kleypas enchantingly weaves together additional connections with relatives and friends, leaving many dangling threads that will lead the reader straight to book two.” —Publishers Weekly
“Magical.” —RT Book Reviews