This was more of a novella than a novel. I read it in a couple of hours and really enjoyed it. Kleypas' contemporary novels have likable characters. I thought this was a sweet story, nothing too surprising but I enjoyed the way she drew the setting, the family, and the town. I've actually been to Friday Harbor, about 30 years ago. The San Juan Islands are lovely and I think Lisa Kleypas captured the 'feeling' of the area quite nicely.