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Someone to Love

Someone to Love

A Darling, VT Novel

A Darling, VT Novel (Volume 2)

Donna Alward

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"The latest offering in the Darling, Vermont series is an emotionally poignant, can’t-put-it-down, opposites-attract tearjerker. A true treasure from page one to the beautiful, touching ending. Alward’s witty dialogue drives this powerful tale, but it’s her little boy costars and her paradoxical, damaged hero and heroine that make hearts sing and rule every page of this sweet and steamy love story." - RT Bookreviews Top Pick! on Someone to Love

SOME WISHES DO COME TRUE

Ethan Gallagher is a firefighter in Darling, Vermont, who followed tradition and pledged his love on the Kissing Bridge to ensure lifelong happiness. A few years later, he’s a widower with two rambunctious boys who no longer believes in magic. But even he has to admit that free-spirited Willow Dunaway fills him with wonder…and an attraction he cannot deny.

Willow’s come back to Darling a different girl than the one who left after high school. Overcoming her past and owning her own business has made her into a strong, independent woman. Single dad Ethan appeals to her in a way she didn’t expect, even though settling down is the last thing on her mind. But after fire destroys the local food bank, the town rallies, and a fling between Ethan and Willow leads to unintended consequences. Can they find a way out of their heartbreak to make a home in each other’s hearts?

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Bright July sunshine soaked through Willow Dunaway’s bamboo T-shirt as she took a bite of her veggie wrap. The lunch rush at The Purple Pig Café was over, and she’d snuck out...

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Praise for Someone to Love

“If you are looking for a sweet romance novel, look no further than Someone to Love, the second book in Donna Alward’s Darling, VT series. I’m seriously suffering from book hangover since finishing this second book in the series. . . This book can be read as a stand-alone, but you are going to want to read the first book in the series, and coming soon is the next book (Somebody’s Baby on April 4), and you will join me in eager anticipation of it.” –USA Today HEA

“An unlikely match is made when a hard-to-crack firefighter and a whimsical cafe owner connect through mutual friends and family—a reminder that love is not just a personal matter, but a family affair… A breezy romance that takes on some tough topics—with heart.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Alward’s charming and down-to-earth second Kissing Bridge contemporary will have readers wishing they could book a weekend getaway to picturesque and romantic Darling, Vt… Alward introduces themes of reproductive choice and handles them thoughtfully and without judgment. Readers will root for her convincing characters, whose internal and external problems feel real.” – Publishers Weekly

“The story is filled with family, friends, romance and laughter. The community spirit of the town is almost a character in itself… Darling is a place I wouldn’t mind calling home!” – Romance Junkies

“The latest offering in the Darling Vermont series is an emotionally poignant, can’t-put-it-down, opposites-attract tearjerker. A true treasure from page one to the beautiful, touching ending. Alward’s witty dialogue drives this powerful tale, but it’s her little boy costars and her paradoxical, damaged hero and heroine that make hearts sing and rule every page of this sweet and steamy love story.” – RT Bookreviews, Top Pick!

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About the author

Donna Alward

While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers!

Donna is the author of the Jewell Cove series and Somebody Like You, the first book in the Darling, VT series with St. Martin's Press. She lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.

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