This Book Will Leave You Laughing and Crying

The House on Main StreetThe House on Main Street

By: Shirlee McCoy

Copyright: November 2013

Publisher: Zebra

In Apple Valley, Washington, friends are always near, neighbors have no secrets—even if they’d like to—and long-held wishes have a way of coming true…

Interior designer Tessa McKenzie has built a good life far from her Washington hometown. She intends to get back to it—as soon as she sells the cluttered Victorian house and antiques shop she inherited from her sister, Emily. But leaving Apple Valley a second time won’t be so easy. There’s her grieving nephew, Alex, to consider. And there’s Sheriff Cade Cunningham, the adolescent crush who could easily break her heart again if she let him.

To Cade, Tessa was simply his high school sweetheart’s kid sister. But now there’s no denying she’s a beautiful and caring grown woman, one he’d like to get to know. Except that Tessa is determined to leave again. If Cade wants to change her mind, he’ll have to show her that small-town life has its lovable side—and that he does too. Most of all, he’ll have to convince Tess they’re good together, and that every step has led her right where she was always meant to be…

This is not your everyday contemporary romance. This is a story of a sister who died along with her husband at the hands of a drunk driver, and a sister who left home to make her own way in life without having to clean up her older sister’s messes anymore.  Tessa built up a life on the East Coast and after seven long years is about to reap the benefits of all her hard work.

Finding out that her sister has left her everything including all her debts and her ten year old autistic son is almost too much for her to deal with.  Her plan of cleaning out the family home, selling it and moving her nephew and senior citizen aunt back east with her is the best she can think of.

Meeting her old crush Cade who is now the town sheriff isn’t making things easier either.  Cade wants her to stay in Apple Valley and is doing everything he can to make it happen.  The crotchety neighbor next door is doing all he can to get them cited for the condition of their property hoping that he can buy it on the cheap. This puts a lot of stress on Tessa’s already stressed out nerves.

What happens to this family and how Tessa decides to stay and build her sister’s decrepit home and “Antique Shop”  into a money making business with the  hope of supplying her old boss with quality items for his very successful decorating business.

You will cry, cringe, laugh and love The House on Main Street.

FTC Full Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher who asked only for a fair and impartial review.

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