The House on Blackberry Hill (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Donna Alward

St. Martin's Press, 9781250045164, 311pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014



When a young woman inherits a rundown mansion, the last thing she expects to find is the key to her heart...

Abby Foster is a fish out of water in the Maine coastal town of Jewell Cove. The crumbling Foster estate, left to her by a relative she never even knew, has everyone's eyes on her--an eerie reminder of the long-buried family secrets that have haunted her...forever. Single, stunning, and sometimes too strong-willed for her own good, Abby's plan is to sell the house and hightail it back to Nova Scotia. But another part of her is intrigued by the idea of starting over somewhere new--and finally learning the truth about her heritage.


Enter Tom Arseneault. The best contractor in Jewell Cove, Tom is determined to restore the beauty and prestige of the Foster mansion--and maybe even work his charms on its beautiful new heir. The attraction between him and Abby is undeniable, and the more time Tom spends on the house the more he wants to be in it with her. But Abby's not sure she can trust him--or anyone in Jewell Cove who seems to know more about her family history than she does. Home: Is it really where the heart is after all?

"Oh, my silly heart be still. This is a wonderful romance, packed with family drama, a sexy hero, an incredible old house. You'll fall in love from the very first page."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her career began, writing about cowboys and the west. The House on Blackberry Hill is the first novel in her Jewell Cove series.

Praise For The House on Blackberry Hill

Praise for the Jewell Cove series

"A wonderful, witty and memorable book! Donna Alward’s The House on Blackberry Hill is a heartwarming, delightful debut to an engaging new series. Readers will love discovering the richly layered stories and enticing secrets residing in Jewell Cove."—New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump"A wonderful story with plenty of sizzle and the perfect hint of mystery. Donna Alward writes with emotion and heart."—RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author of Willowleaf Lane"Donna Alward writes warm, memorable characters who spring to life on the page. Brimming with old family history, small-town secrets and newfound passion, you’ll want to pack up and move to Jewell Cove, Maine!" —Lily Everett

"A promising, creative and deeply emotional homecoming journey that will captivate readers." —RT Bookreviews

"Old family secrets, a bitter tragedy, and a restless spirit add mystery and an eerie touch to this
compelling story that is steeped in smalltown New England flavor so rich you can taste it and beautifully launches the author's new series." — Library Journal