Love. Lies and Lavender by D.E. Malone

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Widow Hilary Larkin knows one thing: spending a week at an idyllic lakeshore inn in the Minnesota Northwoods is the last place she wants to be. But she can hardly tell her late husband's sister “no” when the woman pays for her cross-country trip to a small farms conference so Hilary can learn how to be an innkeeper, a dream she shared with Will before his accident. Now the thought of renovating the dilapidated house adjacent to Larkin Farms⏤and fulfilling her husband's wish⏤is just dragging her down. And it certainly doesn't help that her sister-in-law cancelled plans to join Hilary after a family crisis forces her to stay behind.

Along comes Dane Porter, lavender farmer and guest speaker at the conference, and talk soon turns to more than just farming. Even though he locked up his heart after his ex-wife betrayed him, he's drawn to the beautiful and complicated Hilary. But the ring on her finger sets a boundary he would never cross.

Falling head over boots for Hilary, Dane still worries putting his trust in another woman could lead to heartbreak. And Hilary has her own shadows from the past, ones her meddling sister-in-law might use to ruin Hilary's chance of finding love again.

Will two people from different worlds overcome their pain for the perfect second chance?

“This is the type of small town, heartwarming, Hallmarky romance that speaks to the heart and makes me feel like there's not a care in the world.” – Amazon reviewer

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