Welcome to Darling, Vermont, an idyllic little town in northern Vermont, where romance isn't just in the air - it's also a booming industry! And while the town might be renowned for romance, there are three who want nothing to do with it at all: the Gallagher brothers. When they were five years old, Aiden and Laurel were the subject of a picture on the town's famed Kissing Bridge, where local legend has it a kiss on the bridge means eternal love. The picture has been a part of the town's tourism campaign for twenty years. Now the council wants to recreate the picture for a new anniversary promotion. Only problem: Aiden and Laurel haven't spoken since high school. And there's nothing recently divorced Laurel wants less than to pretend happily ever after with an old flame. Will this kiss lead to a second chance at love for two hearts in need of healing?
While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers! Donna is the author of the Jewell Cove series and Somebody Like You, the first book in the Darling, VT series with St. Martin's Press. She lives on Canada's east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she's not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking...and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.