My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I love that this is a second chance at love novel. Some of us don't get it right the first time! I have read Rochelle Alers work before so I was eager to read this story. Thank you, Netgalley and publisher for this opportunity. Primarily set in New Orleans, Hannah and St. John story was encouraging for me. It's rare that you read a novel about older couples. They need love too! There was a lot of facts and information that tells the author did tremendous research. I felt as if I were there and my mouth watered from the tasty food mentioned. Sometimes, it was a bit much (although it didn't take away from the story). The romance was secondary to the journey of the characters to me. It was good to see both characters free themselves from the past and grab hold onto each other for the future. It is a strong foundation read for a series. I look forward to learning Tonya and Gage's story.
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About the BookIn bestselling author Rochelle Alers passionate, uplifting new series, four friends from very different backgrounds find new beginnings amid the sultry beauty of New Orleans
Corporate attorney Hannah DuPont-Lowell always pictured herself returning to New Orleans to retire just not yet. But after her Manhattan company abruptly lays off its staff, there s no better place to figure out a next move than the porch of her plantation-style home.
Nestled in the stunning Garden District, the DuPont House has been in Hannah s family for two centuries. With its eighteen rooms and two guesthouses, it s far more home than widowed Hannah needs. Still, it could make a wonderful inn, especially if she can convince her friends and former coworkers Tonya, Jasmine, and Nydia to join in the venture. But in the meantime, Hannah has a high school reunion to attend
College Professor St. John McNair, Hannah s one-time classmate, is still the finest guy in any room. Between Hannah s willowy, blonde beauty, and his uncanny resemblance to Marvin Gaye, they make a striking pair. And gradually, their rekindled friendship moves toward romance. Still, Hannah is too bruised by her late husband s infidelities to trust a man again. But her friends arrival and encouragement just might show her a path through uncertainty straight to a vibrant, joyful new life "
Release Date: February 28, 2017
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