Despite 'accidentally' purchasing a few more books <cough> I've been reading, albeit slowly, Mary Felkins's novel, "You Are the Reason (The Heart of Moreland Manor Book 1)" which is quite engaging!
I've read "Sweeter with You," another Moreland Manor novel, and as a doughnut afficiando, ahem, I slathered over this novel!
This is the blurb for "You are the Reason."
A reluctant heiress.
A driven contractor.
An abandoned house in want of a family.
CPA Everley Scott knows exactly what she wants. Status quo. But when her inheritance of Moreland, an 1846 manor house, is at risk of being razed, she agrees to fulfill her mother’s final wishes to restore the house to its former glory and hire her contractor of choice.
Historic restoration specialist, Gabe Bellevue, is in need of a big contract to buoy his reputation as New Orleans’ go-to guy. Stunned at his hefty price, Everley is cornered into involving a high-profile production company that offers funding in return for rights to film the project.
Production’s strict schedule pressures Gabe to rush the job, but his refusal could cost him the deal of a lifetime … and his last shot at satisfying unrequited love for Everley—his high school crush.
The discovery of an impassioned plea penned in the 1800’s by a former Moreland heiress might be the key to unlock Everley’s heart and enable her to embrace the historic treasure. Especially when it comes with a highly capable—and increasingly irresistible—contractor.
Will Moreland, once again, enjoy the sound of love and laughter within its walls?
I love a good reunion romance, and Felkins does not disappoint. —Lisa Carter, Carol Award winning author of Under a Turquoise Sky and The Christmas Bargain
And this book deserves kudos as do her other books. Among my new favorite authors of sweet romance (and a wee bit of emotional suspense).