Starting Over on Blackberry Lane

Author: Sheila Roberts
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Pages: 384
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
Stefanie Stahl has a husband with renovation ADD. He can’t seem to finish anything he starts and her house is littered with his “projects.” If he doesn’t smarten up, she swears she’s going to murder him and bury him under the pile of scrounged lumber in the backyard.
Her friend Griffin James is suddenly single and thinking maybe she needs to sell her fixer-upper and follow her career bliss up the ladder of success, even if that scary ladder is clear across the country. Getting her place ready to sell proves harder than she originally thought. She needs help.
She’s not the only one. Cass Wilkes, their neighbor, has an empty nest—with a leaking roof. When her ceiling crashes in, she knows it’s time to do something. When Grant Masters offers his handyman services at a fund-raiser auction, the three women go in together to outbid the competition and win their man. (Cass’s friends think she should win Grant in a different way, too!) Now it’s time to make some improvements…in their houses and their lives.

My Review

I am glad that I got to visit with the people of Icicle Falls. The three ladies featured in this story were great. Each one stood out on her own. Although, I must admit that my favorite of the three ladies was Cass. The way that she and Grant were checking each other out while trying to be unsuspecting was cute.

As far as Stefanie's story was concerned, it was the most emotional of the three. I could see both points of view when it came to Stefanie and her husband, Brad. Stefanie for being frustrated that Brad had so many unfinished home projects and Brad for feeling like he was not good enough to complete the projects.

Than there was Griffin and Matt. They were all about new beginnings. No matter the situation, all three ladies were there for each other. I wanted to be part of their group. I kind of felt like I was reading this book. You have to make sure that Starting Over on Blackberry Lane is in your beach bag as a summer read!



About the Author


Bestselling author Sheila Roberts has seen her books translated into over a dozen languages. Her novels ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS and THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS were made into movies for the Lifetime and Hallmark channels. When she’s not hanging out with her girlfriends or dancing with her husband she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.






sheila roberts said…
Thanks for the kind words, Cheryl!

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