In her latest novel Rainshadow Road, Lisa Kleypas mixes romance, love and magic while telling the story of Lucy and Sam. In this sequel to Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, which tells the story of his brother Mark, Sam Nolan works on repairing his old Victorian home and on tending to his vineyard in the San Juan Islands. Lucy is a glass artist, living with her boyfriend Kevin. He informs her that not only does he want to end their relationship, but he has taken up with Lucy’s sister Alice. On a bike ride around the island, an accident forces Lucy to turn to Sam for help. Both of these characters have pasts filled with betrayal and emotional trauma and both are reluctant to rely on anyone again. Their relationship develops slowly and is filled with honesty and sweetness and both must make choices about old patterns and new beginnings–a touching love story.