One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…
Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.
Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.
For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…
Cooper’s Charm is perfect for a day at the beach or pool! Combing family and romance, Foster creates an endearing story that will have you tearing up, swooning, and sighing in content!
Phoenix is restarting her life after leaving her business and fiancee behind. Ridley is coming to Cooper’s Charm to check up on her sister (Phoenix). Ridley is also looking for a fresh start after her divorce. The story combines all the allure of a small town setting-fun secondary characters, picturesque setting, and swoony heroes! Phoenix and Ridley’s stories are heartwarming and a good reminder that there is hope after tragedy. I also loved the sister bond! Books that show positive family relationships are not as common as I would like, so that made Ridley and Phoenix extra special. And the final point that made me absolutely love the book? A puppy!!!!
Cooper’s Charm is a great pick if you want something that focuses on character building, dynamic characters, personal growth, and small town charm. There isn’t much action and overall, the story is predictable, but sometimes, those books are exactly what you need! Put this in your beach bag for sure!
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Berkley, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Harlequin.
Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
In 2007, Lori put together The Write Ingredients a cookbook of recipes donated by popular authors. Proceeds from the cookbook go toward Lori’s ongoing “Troop project” of collecting and mailing fun, and sometimes necessary, items to our troops.
In 2008, Lori coordinated with other authors of her choosing, and through Berkley, arranged for the publication of The Power of Love, a special romance anthology of novellas about empowering women. All author and agent proceeds from the anthology go to the Hamilton Co YWCA Battered women’s shelter.
In 2009, Tails of Love, another romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published through Berkley with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.
In 2010, The Gift of Love romance anthology, with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with proceeds to benefit The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
In 2011, The Promise of Love, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, will be published with proceeds to benefit the One Way Farm, a home for abused and abandoned children.
In 2012, Love Bites, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.
In 2013, Animal Attraction, a romance anthology that goes with the “Buckhorn Brothers” series, with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.
Lori has received many prestigious awards, including:
Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for:
Series Romantic Fantasy
Say No To Joe – second “Bestselling Original Contemporary”
Borders Group Inc.:
The Secret Life of Bryan – “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title
Jude’s Law – “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title
Back in Black – “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” romance title
Lori Foster has been both a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle and the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle.
I read this on vacation and became completely swept up. Yes, its predictable but fun.