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Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and loveOn the second anniversary of her husband s suicide, Colby Cabot Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan His award winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband s reckless dare cost Alec s brother his lifeDistracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby s lives, Alec self destructed and lost his famed restaurant With his career in tatters, he s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he s loved from afar find happiness againBut secrets have a way of coming out When Alec s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together Brilliant characters and story had me gripped from the beginning definately recommend excellent reading looking for by Jamie beck my new favourite author Starts off with her best friends funeral closely followed by her husband s suicide That should have been an indication this was no light read Not to mention all the family undertones going on I finished the book and it was ok, but I hesitate to recommend it. When Steffi Lockwood returns to Sanctuary Sound to start a business with her best friend Claire she s happy to leave the city for good.Her construction business combined with Claire s good taste and interior decorating skill is the perfect set up.But Steffi is faced with some tough memories, not only the events that happened in the city to make her return home, but back home she s faced with her old love Ryan.When she starts to remodel Ryan s parents home they re thrown together but Ryan hates her Will she stay or go There s a mystery running through this story which complicates matters between Steffi and Ryan It s well worth a read to discover what happens. I genuinely loved this book Often when choosing books I stay away from heavy topics and serious themes however this book handles that really well Equally funny, heart warming and tear jerking the writer creates likeable multi dimensional characters and an interesting plot Worth the money and a very good read.