A Thornton Vermont Novel
The picturesque college town of Thornton, Vermont is the perfect place to open an inn. Or so Nan Grady thinks until a late summer storm drops a tree branch through her roof and local contractor Joss Fuller into her path.
Romance has been the last thing on her career-oriented mind, but Nan can’t deny the attraction between them. Nor can she deny the history between Joss and her most important guest: a sophisticated Manhattan academic.
And then there is the mysterious vandal targeting her home and livelihood.
As summer fades to autumn and Joss becomes a fixture around the Damselfly Inn, Nan navigates the joys and complications of life in her new home town. But when the vandalism becomes increasingly upsetting, threatening Nan and her guests, as well as her budding relationship with Joss, Nan questions her place in the town, at the inn, and in Joss’s heart.
Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love with your soul mate? To negotiate a first kiss? To experience the first heat of passion? We all need to escape into stories that make us remember where we've been and what we've been given.
Damselfly Inn is that story.
I read Damselfly Inn in one sitting. Four or five hours of delightful time. The characters are all well-developed, likeable and flawed, and the author helps us pull for them with her shifts of perspective and turns of phrase. Set against the gorgeous Vermont countryside, the story unfolds in a town I wanted to visit and never leave. I even enjoyed the ancillary characters and wanted to know more about them, something I hope the author is giving us with her sequels.
This book is a perfect beach read, a best pick for a vacation or a delicious page-turner to wile away any afternoon. Do yourself a favor and read it.