Anna Kinser meets eight-year-old Emily three days into her job as the event coordinator at a run-down Art Deco theater in Shiloh, Georgia.
Emily is bold, remarkably precocious, and she’s just redecorated Anna’s office. On top of that, she’s decided that Anna should ask her dad to be her boyfriend. Her dad. Nathan Roth. The gorgeous construction guy from the auditorium.
Fortunately, he’s single, but he isn’t one to date—after what happened to Anna’s boss’s sister, he hasn’t dated in eight years. But Anna doesn’t let that stop her from pursuing him, and soon, the two begin to fall in love.
What Anna doesn’t know is that Nathan is a very famous man—and he’s in Shiloh for a very specific reason.
Plus, there’s something holding him back.
If he wants her—has feelings for her—why is he so detached?
Lydia Ashburton is a NYU student who may have just met the love of her life. But how do you keep up with a rock star? Between flutes of champagne and flashy parties, Lydia feels like a fish out of water. He’s crazy about her, and she feels closer to him with each date, but they come from different worlds.
Can they make it last?
Life has a wild way of bringing people together.
For three strangers, a series of letters unites them.
Unearth the clues of this irresistibly whimsical romance.
"Harton delivers a winsome love story between a young woman and a single father. When Anna Kinser, an event coordinator, meets the bossy and adorable eight-year-old Emily who asks Anna to date her dad, Nathan, Anna is flabbergasted. But Nathan is single and gorgeous. Anna soon finds herself falling for the man, unaware he is carrying a heavy burden from the past. Harton's novel is a carefully plotted, engrossing romance with plenty of twists and turns. Her prose is crisp, and her three-dimensional protagonists with their elaborate backstories are easy to root for as they navigate the ups and lows of their lives while finding their way to one another. Nathan is easy to crush on: he's sweet, sincere, and sensitive. He and Lydie are from different backgrounds, and the conflict between them, though short-lived, is richly layered. Anna and Finley are equally compelling. But it's the feisty little Emily who steals the show. Anna and Nathan's gradually budding relationship is made even more enticing by a healthy dose of poignant emotion, human drama, and Emily's precocious behavior. Harton skillfully links diverse plotlines in a tightly woven narrative, putting forth an uplifting message about how sometimes the best comes after experiencing the worst, and how despite everything life is still beautiful. A heartwarming romance that hits all the right notes." BookView Review Recommended Gold Badge
"Love, Lydie, the debut novel for author Blair Harton, is an absolutely wonderful read and a home run for this new author. Not all novels in the romance genre can be perfect in terms of plot, character development, realism, and roller-coaster emotion, but this one rings the bell in all of these things."
"There are so many romance novels out there that just do not hit the mark as they are not believable. Love, Lydie is so different from those and will be such an enjoyable read for all because of this. This new author has hit a home-run with this novel and I, for one, cannot wait to see what she comes up with next."
"Love, Lydie ticked all the right boxes for me. It has secrets, a single father, romance, and mystery; it is such a wholesome story of love and family that I read it twice. The story is fantastic and the right kind of complicated to make sure we stay until the end. Nathan is a diverse character. He is well-rounded and develops at a steady pace. He has two major developments and each of them is vital to the story. The narrative is divided into two parts and each of them tells a complete story. I cannot emphasize how wonderful this is. I had a sense of satisfaction at the end. The dialogues are wonderful, the characters are fantastic, and the overall feel of the story is great. I loved Emily and her spunky attitude. Lydie was the calm in Nathan's storm, and Anna was the balm to his aching soul. This story is outstanding!" ★★★★★
"A tender and engrossing work of romance. Secrets and wounds are unearthed, weaving unexpected mystery into the novel through a series of enticing letters appearing in the form of a scavenger hunt. Harton’s lighthearted voice, and the story’s intriguing twists, make this a wholly satisfying work of romance." ★★★★