“Meet Me on Love Lane”
by Nina Bocci
Charlotte Bishop is out of options in New York City. Fired, broke and blacklisted by her former boss, she’s forced to return to her hometown of Hope Lake, Pennsylvania to lick her wounds. Although she’s expecting to find a miserable place with nothing to do, she is surprised to discover it is bustling and thriving.
She’s only supposed to be in Hope Lake temporarily until she can earn enough money to move back to New York. She’s not supposed to reconnect with her childhood friends or her beloved grandmother. She’s not supposed to find her dream job running the local florist shop, and she’s definitely not supposed to fall for not one but two of Hope Lake’s golden boys. With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?
“On the Corner of Love and Hate”
by Nina Bocci
When Emmanuelle Peroni’s father and current mayor of Hope Lake, suggests she help with Cooper Endicott’s campaign, she’s horrified. Cooper, one of her oldest friends, drives her crazy in every way possible. However, he’s also her father’s protégé, so Emma reluctantly launches her plan to help him win the local election. It’s not as easy as it looks. Cooper’s colorful love life is the sticking point for many voters, and his opponent is digging up everything he can from his past. It seems that every time Emma puts out the flames from one scandal, another one flares up. Emma knows that if Cooper wants to win, he needs to keep his nose clean. The only problem? She might just be falling in love with the one person she promised never to pursue, the mayoral candidate himself.
“Passion on Park Avenue”
by Lauren Layne
For as long as she can remember Naomi Powell has had one goal, to prove her worth among the Upper East Side elite. They are the same people for which her mom worked as a housekeeper. Now, as the strongminded, sassy CEO of one of the biggest jewelry empires in the country, Naomi finally has exactly what she wants, but it’s going to take more than just the right address to make Manhattan’s upper class stop treating her like an outsider. The worst offender is her new neighbor, Oliver Cunningham, the grown son of the very family Naomi’s mother used to work for. Oliver used to torment Naomi when they were children, and as a ridiculously attractive adult, he’s tormenting her in entirely different ways. Now they find themselves engaged in a battle-of-wills that will either consume or destroy them.
Jeanie Sluck is the director of the Taylor Community Library.