Madeleine Houser’s house is being renovated. Loud noises and lots of people are not what the writer needs to make her deadline. When given the opportunity to use an empty bed and breakfast of a retired ‘old’ widower named Arthur, Maddie finds the peace and perfect inspiration for her newest novel. Little notes between the owner and herself has Maddie wishing for a romance she knows can never be except in the pages of her books. When she realizes that Arthur isn’t old, does she dare let go of the safety of a romance that only happens on the pages of her book, or does she risk loving someone for herself? Things happen very quickly in this novella, but that is the nature of the short’novella’ versus a novel. Still this is a lovely story dealing with disappointing relationships, grief, and trusting God to give second chances. Engaging conversation, sweet romance, and that happily ever after that I always want – yes this book gets my vote and I’ll be checking out other books by Deborah Raney.