ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: PRIMROSE LANE
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor, #3
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD
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 with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.
Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.
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Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
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 efforts, he can’t escape his family meddling and attempts at matchmaking. They are trying to set him up with Olivia Davenport, the new event planner for Greystone Manor.
Their relationship starts on rocky grounds. False perceptions give rise to misunderstandings between them. Finn sees Olivia as a spoiled princess and drama queen, Oliva resents Finn’s judgmental attitude and his critical comments.
Olivia has suffered a lot, she has lost her young son to leukemia and her husband in a plane crash. This character is utterly vulnerable and is running from her memories. She never intended to stay in Harmony Harbor, but the family Gallagher made her feel part of their close-knit group. And yet she buries her grief by turning to prescription drugs and alcohol.
Olivia’s distress brings out Finn’s protective streak. He is worried about her and his concern is genuine. As they spend more and more time together, under the approving gaze of the whole family, including the matchmaking “spirit” of the manor, they start developing feelings for one another that go beyond friendship. They soon find themselves flirting with one another. These two endearing characters definitely deserved a new start.
Primrose Lane hit all my marks for a great read. It was so easy to get lost in Olivia and Finn’s story. It was sweet, uplifting and beautiful, with an irresistible whimsical touch. This story will make you laugh and has just the right amount of angst and drama. I loved every second of this gem of a story! It is obvious that Debbie Mason writes from the heart, her writing is touching and emotion-inducing, her storytelling is creative and inspired. I seriously can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers.
Thank you for reading!
ARC generously provided by the publisher, via NetGalley.
THE HARMONY HARBOR SERIES
MISTLETOE COTTAGE, #1
CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL, #1.5
STARLIGHT BRIDGE, #2
PRIMROSE LANE, #3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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). When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.
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