The Summer Breeze
by Shail Rajan
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Callie Williams is tired. Tired of her fast-paced life in New York City. Tired of the demanding hours of her successful career. And even more tired of her demanding fiancé. An unexpected visit and the discovery of a secret upend her life, and she is forced to make the decision to leave it all behind in search of something different…something more.
Moving back to her parents’ beautiful country home, Callie busies herself planning her younger sister’s wedding and helping her develop a new reality TV show. But despite being surrounded by her loving family, Callie finds herself feeling increasingly lonely and aimless. She yearns to find a place for herself – a place where she can be her own boss.
After months of self-reflection, Callie makes the life changing decision to open her own bed and breakfast…a decision that will bring her to the beautiful lakeside town of Seneca Springs and a major home renovation. Dealing with contractors and craftsmen, all while navigating the complexities of small-town life, will pose one of the greatest challenges she’s faced. But, along the way, she begins to forge lifelong friendships, eats more than her fair share of delicious food, and tries not to meddle in the lives of her guests.
As construction on The Summer Breeze Bed & Breakfast expands to include a spa, Callie meets Nick, a gorgeous, rough-around-the-edges construction worker who takes every chance he can to get under Callie’s skin. Past experience has made Callie question her taste in men, but there’s no denying the attraction between her and Nick. A late-night delivery will tear them apart, but a quintessential nor’easter snowstorm might just force them back together….
About the Author:
Shail Rajan celebrates the joys of family, friendships, food and falling in love in her debut novel The Summer Breeze, which takes place in beautiful Upstate New York where she grew up and which she loves dearly.
Shail now lives all the way on the opposite coast in the Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing and reading, she loves to volunteer, cooks nonstop, takes on the occasional DIY project, and obsesses over her vegetable garden.
Connect with Shail to get the latest on new releases and for some great recipes inspired by The Summer Breeze! Visit her website.