For a light refreshing read the Cedar Cove series are hard to beat. A little romance, some mystery, a paranormal twist and the relationships are covered in detail. The characters are fleshed out and hold your attention. Three injured souls spend some time at Rose Harbor In are heal. The stories are often continued in a later book but can be read as stand-alone.
Jo Maria lost her husband to helicopter wreck in Iraq. Recovering from grief she purchased the inn in Cedar Cove and name it Rose Harbor. Her husband’s name was Rose. She planning a rose garden. Abby returns to Cedar Cove for her brother’s wedding. She left the area after a crashed that kill her best frIend. Josh returns to the Cove as his estranged stepfather is closed to death. He hopes to get his Mother Belongings. How each of these characters coop is the story. I recommend the Cedar Cove books.