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  • ISBN 1455889628
  • ISBN13 978-1455889624
  • Language English
  • Author Tanya Eby,Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (June 4, 2013)
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Womens Fiction
  • Size ePub 1549 kb
  • Size Fb2 1776 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 855

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend, Kevin, who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical side—a gift that finds its way into the breathtaking glasswork she creates—and she struggles to keep it contained. But when Lucy is blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal, she questions many of her choices. Her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucy’s own sister. Lucy’s bitterness over this devastation is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.

Meanwhile, facing the severe disapproval of Lucy’s family, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to “romance” Lucy so that she can more easily move on. But when Sam and Lucy begin to feel real sparks between them, Lucy must ask herself if she can easily risk her heart again.

As Lucy questions her beliefs about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings, she explores the possibility that some things in life—even after being broken—can be re-made into something beautiful. And that it is only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you.

“Lisa Kleypas has a knack for making readers cry, laugh, and cheer—often within the first couple of pages.” – RT Book Reviews

The Friday Harbour series of women's fiction novels is set in San Juan Island just off the Washington State Coast . Friday Harbor Series. 5 primary works, 7 total works. Book 1. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.

The Friday Harbour series of women's fiction novels is set in San Juan Island just off the Washington State Coast - romantic and varied, with rocky shore. The Friday Harbour series of women's fiction novels is set in San Juan Island just off the Washington State Coast - romantic and varied, with rocky shores, sandy beaches, rich woodlands and pasture land - and the prosperous Friday Harbour area. The series is centered around the Nolan family.

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Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's Friday Harbor series.

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Home Lisa Kleypas Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13. To Ireta and Harrell Ellis. But one wrong half turn of a steering wheel, one patch of wet road, one out-of-control moment, and the amount of life measured out to Victoria Nolan had run cruelly short. Victoria had left a sealed letter, addressed to Mark, kept in a file with the will.

Rainshadow Road: A Novel (Friday Harbor) Mass Market Paperback. Throughout the series, I felt like the protagonists where the H/h and Friday Harbor. The descriptions of the island and the characterizations (the coffee roaster Mark, the vintner Sam, the culinary artist Zoe) drew me into a rich world that I enjoyed. This book only had the magic and witchcraft and I don't think that Kleypas was 100% comfortable writing about it.

Rainshadow Road: A Novel. St. Martin's Publishing Group, 28 февр. Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington

Rainshadow Road: A Novel. Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's popular Friday Harbor series. Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister.

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Everyone was talking about it. The only reason Sam had listened to the gossip was in hopes of catching any little crumb of information about Lucy. But her name was seldom mentioned. But her name was seldom mentioned he Marinns had gone ahead and given the rehearsal dinner, and the next day they had held the reception that had been planned for after the wedding. There had been music and food and drinking. Sam had also heard that the Marinns were considering suing Kevin for at least part of the expenses, including the plane ticket he’d used to go on his self-bestowed vacation.

Talk about Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor Series)

FINAL DECISION: This was a fine story and parts were really good, but I thought the first half was better than the conclusion and nothing about it was really memorable.

THE STORY: Lucy Marinn discovers that her live-in boyfriend of two years has dumped her for her younger sister. Lucy asks herself why she keeps getting involved with the wrong kind of man. When she meets Sam Nolan, owner of a local vineyard, she knows she bad man streak continues. Sam is a nice man but he is upfront that he never intends to marry and any relationship with him can only be physical. The two cannot seem to avoid one another, however, as accidents, matchmaking and coincidences keep bringing them together.

OPINION: I wanted to really love this book, but I only ended up liking it and that was primarily because of the characters. In some ways this felt like a book made up of jumbled genres. Contemporary romance, women's fiction, and paranormal just didn't work together in this book.

I loved the characters and wish this was more like a true contemporary romance. Instead, this book has a women's fiction feel where the story is more about Lucy's personal growth than the romance. We don't get enough about Sam and Lucy together. In fact, much of their story ends up taking place in the space of a couple of paragraphs noting that they spent months together as a couple.

I liked the characters and the story, but I thought the romance ended up a bit disconnected even though it had great potential.

The book also has paranormal elements that seemed to have no real purpose in the story. They were weirdly placed and didn't really contribute to the story. They were neither fully integrated into the characters nor significant enough to the story to make their placement worth breaking the contemporary romance rules.

Parts of the book were really good. I loved the parts where the deep emotions between Lucy and Sam are allowed to be the focus, but those moments were only enough to make the overall book likable.

The book feels like an experiment that I didn't find entirely successful.

WORTH MENTIONING: I think the blurb for this book doesn't really describe the story in this book as it suggests that Sam and Lucy get together because of her ex's interference. That is just not true.

CONNECTED BOOKS: RAINSHADOW ROAD is the second book in the Friday Harbor series. It can be read as a standalone although there are overlapping characters.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.
Once again, Lisa Kleypas has written a flawless, amazing love story with awesome characters that you can't help but love and some you will love to hate. The story deals with significant issues for both the H/h. The hero, Sam grew up with alcoholic parents and doesn't believe in marriage and will not commit to any one woman as a result. The heroine, Lucy grew up with a sister, Alice who almost died at age 5 from meningitis and was always catered to by their parents after her near death experience causing Lucy to be jealous and resentful of Alice. The sister, Alice grows up expecting to get handed everything she wants because she has always had it that way. Alice ends up sleeping with Lucy's boyfriend, Kevin who she lived with and had been with for 2 years. Kevin tells Lucy about Alice and breaks up with her. Lucy meets Sam within an hour of her break up and they are immediately attracted to each other but both are very weary. Kevin runs into Lucy again and tries to pursue her but she isn't interested, especially when he lets her know that he will only ever be a friend with benefits but nothing more. At first, Lucy knows she isn't ready to jump into any kind of relationship after her break up with the douche bag, Kevin. But after more interaction with Sam, Lucy decides maybe she should experience a relationship without promises or commitment because if there are no promises then they can't be broken. Then the story gets really good! I'm not going to spoil it for you because I know you will enjoy reading it yourself. There is an element of magic in this book that didn't take it into the paranormal range but definitely added nicely to the story. I can't say enough good things about this book...just buy it now because it is that good! I loved this book so it will definitely be added to my keeper list and be read again many times I'm sure.
Grade: A or 4.5...Loved this story!

[quote]"I live at the end of Rainshadow Road," Sam said from behind her. "At the vineyard on False Bay. Come for a visit, and I'll open a bottle of wine. We'll talk about anything you want." He paused. "Any time."

Lucy cast a bleak smile over her shoulder. "Thank you. But I can't take you up on that." She went to her bike, raised the kickstand, and swung her leg over.

"Why not?"

"The guy who just broke up with me... he was exactly like you, in the beginning. Charming, and nice. They're all like you in the beginning. But I always end up like this. And I can't do it anymore." [end quote]

At the age of seven, a series of events alters Lucy Marinn's life; her younger sister Alice nearly dies; glass is her chosen topic for a science fair project; and Lucy learns that magic exists. The Marinn family dynamics change for the worse. Alice becomes the center of their family's attention, pampered and spoiled. Lucy leaves the shadow of her family and pursues her love of glass.

Obsessive works habits have taken their toll on Lucy's relationships, but she believes she has finally found a man who accepts and loves her...until he breaks up with her. Being left for another woman is painful. Who the other woman is devastates her further. How can life be so cruel?

Sam Nolan walks into Lucy's life. He's always up front with women - don't expect a commitment or anything long-term. His alcoholic parents taught him that marriage is a miserable union. The institution is a happy joining for some, but it is definitely NOT for him. Lucy engages his interest. He feels a sense of longing. Both have trust issues. Both feel the attraction. Then they agree to have a relationship either can end. No heartache or drama. Easier said than done.

[quote]"There were times in life when you had to take a risk that might end in failure. Because otherwise you would be haunted by what you hadn't done ... the paths you hadn't taken, the things you hadn't experienced. [end quote]

Christmas at Friday Harbor lacked the depth of character I was expecting, which led to a disappointing read. It was my lucky day to win this book (and later purchase the ebook at Amazon), as I had not planned on pursuing this series. Rainshadow Road rewarded me with moments that made me cry, smile, hope, and cheer.

Sam and Lucy were raised in dysfunctional families. Each has a negative set of patterns he/she needs to break. So, in this book you will not find a villain because Sam and Lucy have internal conflicts to overcome. This story is written with a light, simple, and moving prose. I cared for these characters. I felt their pain and wanted their happiness. Identifying with Lucy and Sam enhanced my reading experience. Their journey, obstacles, and love story were very rewarding!

The mystical quality Ms. Kleypas adds to Friday Harbor works very well. Magic makes an appearance then is used sparingly. It seems to be an author's whimsical touch. People can defeat fire-breathing dragons and make courageous leaps of faith at Friday Harbor. The magic the characters are gifted with can also be interpreted as a symbol to personal transformation.

Rainshadow Road is a delightful blend of women's fiction and contemporary romance. It's the emotional journey of two good people gifted with a true romantic love. This is a new Lisa Kleypas and this is the book where she perfects her new hybrid of writing.

The Friday Harbor series requires Kleypas fans to alter expectations set from her previous romance writing style and accept the new direction she has taken in this new series. She takes a meaningful approach to her characterizations and storytelling. This story delivers compelling characters with realistic issues simply packaged in a heart-shaped box. I can't wait to read Alex Nolan's book, Dream Lake!