In the small town of Winsome, Illinois, two people discover the confusing, complex, and beautiful nature of friendship.
Alyssa Harrison never wanted to come home. But after the Silicon Valley start-up where she works collapses and turns her world upside down, she finds herself broke, in trouble, and without a place to go. Having exhausted every option, she returns to Winsome, Illinois, to regroup and then move on. Yet as friends and family welcome her back, she begins to envision a future in this small Midwestern community.
Jeremy moves from Seattle to Winsome to be near his daughter, and to make a living, he purchases and remodels the town’s coffee shop. Problem is, the business is bleeding money—and he’s not quite sure why. When he meets Alyssa, he senses an immediate connection, but what he needs most is someone to help him save his floundering business. When he asks for her help, he wonders if something is growing between them—but forces beyond their control may be complicating their already complicated lives.
As the seasons change, so do Alyssa and Jeremy—and the future they face is not at all what they had expected. Return to the cozy and delightful town of Winsome as two new friends discover the grace of letting go and the joy found in unexpected change.
Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane, The Brontë Plot, A Portrait of Emily Price, The Austen Escape, and The Printed Letter Bookshop. All Katherine’s novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and isa wife, mother, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine now happily resides outside Chicago, IL. You can meet her at www.katherinereay.com; Facebook: KatherineReayBooks; Twitter: @katherine_reay; or Instagram: @katherinereay.