Every New Beginning
Ryanne Rivers is ready to start over. Her divorce was final a year ago, her children are adjusting to their new home life, she has resurrected her dormant career—and a man asked her out on a date! But her ex-husband is still the abusive man she married, and even as Ryanne revels in a newfound love, she has to struggle against her ex-husband, who still is not ready to let her go.
Over Fourth of July, Leni reluctantly agrees to attend a family reunion—her sister’s husband’s family, a large, raucous group. Over the course of the hot holiday weekend, as the sisters once again try to come to grips with the long-ago loss of their mother, simmering resentments among members of the extended family—between husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, former lovers—boil over in the lake house, leaving no one unscathed.
New York actor Daniel Collins is perfect for the role of the brash Petruchio in the summer production of Kiss Me, Kate—and perfectly tempting. Chris Burns has been hired to help with costumes for the show, and it’s all she can do to keep her mind on her costume designs and not on Daniel’s devilish grin. Chris worked in theater in New York and has no intention of going back there—but will Daniel be willing to leave the lights of Broadway for a small New Hampshire town?