Rainshadow Road

Rainshadow Road

Book - 2013
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Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fianc#65533; Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance"Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life--even after being broken--can be made into something new and beautiful. Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's Friday Harbor series.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Paperbacks,, 2013.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780312605896
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,18 cm.

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MelissaYAReader
Jan 10, 2017

This book blends a light amount of magic with realism for a perfectly charming romance. I read the first book in the Friday Harbor series and liked it so I wanted more. I love the island setting and the small town. The nice thing about this book is that it isn't necessary to read the first book in the series to enjoy this one. Reading book one will give you some details about the side characters and especially Sam's family, but feel free to pick this one up even if you haven't read the others. I loved the character and the romance. Sam and Lucy make a great couple. I will definitely give book three a chance.

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catharinemorales
Sep 21, 2013

Good read. Quiet, complex couple well developed character in Lucy. I would have liked to see more of a development with the difficult sister relationship. Nice slow love story. I would give it a 4/5 stars.

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dprodrig
Mar 26, 2013

I didn't find this was a strongly written as her other books. It was cute.

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hollyheartsYA
Mar 19, 2013

Yet another wonderful and heartwarming romance from Lisa Kleypas! This book series really makes me want to visit Friday Harbor (I've never actually been even though I live in Washington State). This book features Sam Nolan (Mark's brother from Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor) and Lucy Marinn. Lucy has a unique sort of magic in that she can make glass alive i.e. like a hummingbird. I actually quite liked this little supernatural twist (Sam also has a magic green thumb under which his vineyard flourishes). It was great to see Mark, Maggie and Holly throughout the story. I can't wait to read Dream Lake next, which is the story of Alex, the youngest Nolan brother.

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katortiz3
Feb 17, 2013

good story...could've done with out the "magic"...but overall good read

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lsmarkova
Aug 24, 2012

Sweet story - I thought the conflict was a bit overly drawn out. I'm looking forward to Alex's story.

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charmed04
Aug 21, 2012

Only got introduced with the Friday Harbor series. This is another good easy read. Loved the magic. I'm on the hold list for number 3 can hardly wait. Looking forward to the fourth coming next year.

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adelaideblair
Jul 06, 2012

Meh. This was nowhere as good as her regency romances, but it was a pleasant, light read. Also, the paranormal aspects were not really needed to further the story along, so I kept wondering why they were their. Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite romance writers; I just wish this one had been a little better.

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ruthiesu
Apr 14, 2012

This is the sequel to 'Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor'......excellent!... and I can hardly wait for the 3rd book in the series.

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