This was a book club book I had to read, probably would not have selected it for myself. After reading it it confirmed my suspicion. It is so typically American, thin plot, average writing, mushy to the point of “can I go on” and of course, predictable. The heroine and hero were so unbelievable, the prejudice of the town, predictable, the villain, Chase, predictable. It was like reading a Sandra Dee movie script from the 50’s. Just gave away my age. My preference is for Australian and British authors, at least those averages writers are more subtle in their approach to a good story. So, I do not recommend this book.