When a young woman inherits a rundown mansion, the last thing she expects to find is the key to her heart...Abby Foster is a fish out of water in the Maine coastal town of Jewell Cove. The crumbling Foster estate, left to her by a relative she never even knew, has everyone's eyes on her - an eerie reminder of the long-buried family secrets that have haunted her...forever. Single, stunning, and sometimes too strong-willed for her own good, Abby's plan is to sell the house and hightail it back to Nova Scotia. But ather part of her is intrigued by the idea of starting over somewhere new - and finally learning the truth about her heritage. Enter Tom Arseneault. The best contractor in Jewell Cove, Tom is determined to restore the beauty and prestige of the Foster mansion - and maybe even work his charms on its beautiful new heir. The attraction between him and Abby is undeniable, and the more time Tom spends on the house the more he wants to be in it with her. But Abby's t sure she can trust him - or anyone in Jewell Cove who seems to kw more about her family history than she does. Home: Is it really where the heart is after all?
A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her career began, writing about cowboys and the west. The House on Blackberry Hill is the first novel in her Jewell Cove series.