TITLE: THE NEXT ALWAYS
AUTHOR: NORA ROBERTS
Details: no. 1 The Inn at Boonsboro Trilogy
The Montgomery family of Boonsboro is in the middle of restoring the historic hotel there into a bed & breakfast. The three brothers together with their mother have great plans for the place, modernising the place while keeping and restoring all its historical features.
Beckett Montgomery is the architect in the family and the hotel is the major project in his life. It’s not the only one though. He also has his eye on a woman he has had feelings for since he was a teenager.
Clare Brewster is a young army widow with three young sons, who runs the bookshop across the street from the hotel. With her life filled to over-flowing with home, work and her young family, a new relationship is the last thing on her mind. But her curiosity about the restoration project soon brings her closer to Beckett, and the possibility of a new and unimagined future. But the path to happiness isn’t a smooth one, and Clare and Beckett will have to overcome some obstacles before their future together can be secured.
This is Nora Roberts as I love her. A story filled with interesting and strong characters, romance, danger and even a ghost; what’s not to love?
Considering that Roberts books are in fact highly predictable and closely resembling each other, it seems amazing that I continue to love her books as much as I do. I can only contribute that to the fact that Robert’s romances always feature characters I would love to know in real life. She has a way of drawing the reader in with clever conversation and interesting surroundings.
And this book has an added attraction.
Although all the characters in this book are fictional, the setting is real, as is the Inn which has indeed been restored and opened by Nora Roberts herself and a friend. The love the author has for this place is obvious on the pages of this book, and gives an added depth to this story.
As always, I really want to read the rest of this trilogy as soon as possible, and resent the fact that I’ll have to wait about a year before the next one will be out.