The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward

Abby Foster arrives in Jewell Cove to take possession of the family mansion she’s inherited from a relative she never knew existed. Her plan is to refurbish it, put it on the market, and head back to Nova Scotia. But the house—and the secrets within it—catch her in its spell. Before long she’s drawn into the close-knit small town and falling for her sexy contractor, Tom Arseneault. Leaving isn’t going to be as simple as she hoped.

Tom’s got his secluded cottage where he can nurse his grief and broken heart in private. But when Abby arrives in town, the restoration job at Blackberry Hill is too tempting to resist, much like its owner. Abby is opinionated, determined, and certainly does not need to be rescued. And while Tom isn’t looking for love, Abby is hard to resist.

Abby and Tom grow closer, and the house is restored to its former glory. Will Abby choose to stay and take a chance on a man still in love with another? Or will she leave her heritage—and heart—behind forever?

“Donna Alward writes with emotion and heart.The House on Blackberry Hill has everything – vivid characters, a warm,welcoming town and a wonderful story with plenty of sizzle and the perfect hintof mystery.” -RaeAnne Thayne

“Oh, my silly heart be still. This is a wonderful romance, packed withfamily drama, a sexy hero, an incredible old house. You'll fall in love from the very first page.” –Debbie Macomber

“Old family secrets, a bitter tragedy, and a restless spirit add mystery and an eerie touch to this compelling story that is steeped in small-town New England flavor so rich you can taste it and beautifully launches the author's new series. – Library Journal