Isabella’s drive to Angel’s Bay would have ended in tragedy when her car slid off a cliff if she hadn’t been rescued by Nick Hartley. As he helps her to safety, she realizes he is the man who has haunted her dreams. Nick, however, is committed to reconnecting with his estranged teenage daughter, refusing to respond to his powerful attraction to Isabella.
And Isabella’s police chief brother has his hands full with a missing mother, an abandoned baby, and an unknown father. What is Isabella’s role in the mysteries—both past and present— that swirl around the town?When she starts helping at the Hartley family theater, all the pieces begin to link together. Loves found and lost, heartbreak and happiness, courage and betrayal are all part of the patchwork quilt of the community—and of life. Isabella’s gift is seeing the patterns. . . .
And here is Carrie's review:
I'm not sure if At Hidden Falls is really cheesy or if it's a great book and I'm just a mean person.
The Good: I read the book very quickly and with great interest. The pace was fast, the characters varied, and the storylines interesting. The author excels at creating a sense of place, but it's a pretty twee place. If you can tolerate endless cutesy contrived festivals, this is the book for you. I also enjoyed that the heroine is Latina, as is her brother, the town sheriff. The hero's struggles with his teenage daughter were portrayed well, if resolved rather patly. The book is part of a series but I didn't feel like I was missing anything reading this as a stand-alone novel.
The Mediocre: Initially I liked the two leads but their reasons for staying apart seemed completely contrived. I may have fallen asleep, but I'd swear that at one point they changed personalities and I didn't care about them as a couple even though they were both nice people.
The Horror, The Horror: The fertility/teen pregnancy/adoption storyline is bound to infuriate anyone who has actually had to deal with infertility and with the adoption process. I would also like to point out that hiring an attorney is, in fact, NOT evidence of guilt regardless of what the author may believe.
Finally I present you with my favorite surreal moment:
“…Cord told me Megan is hanging out with the skateboard crowd, and he's worried about her”.
OH NOES! Not the skateboard crowd!