Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.
Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.
Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.
To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.
About Blackberry Island
With Seattle to the north and east and Bainbridge Island to the west, Blackberry Island is approximately six miles long and four miles wide at its widest point. Blackberry Island was discovered in 1792 by George Vancouver, a British naval captain who extensively explored the Puget Sound. He spent only two hours on the island before he reboarded his ship, which may explain why American settlers who arrived in 1848 via the Oregon Trail were unaware that the island already had a name. They called it Blackberry Island in celebration of the fruit bushes that dotted the island landscape. Vancouver’s original moniker, Feather Island, will forever remain a footnote in the history books.One of those early settlers was Benjamin Franklin Montgomery, who had grown up as one of seven sons of a lighthouse keeper in Maine. He hated lighthouses and managed to talk his fellow Islanders into outlawing the structures when they wrote the first charter in 1857. Instead, the island is encircled by floating buoys that warn ships they’re close to land.
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You’ll see to the right of Susan’s PA who explained the contest to the contestants how creative the entrants were. Some were very moving but I liked the fan with all of the authors books displayed, singing her entry along to music.
My choice Who would you have chosen?
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