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Summer by the River (Paperback)
Bestselling author Debbie Burns combines her love for rescue dogs with a compelling woman's journey in her brand new romantic women's fiction.
Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead Josie Waterhill and six-year-old Zoe from urban war-zone LA to cozy Galena, Illinois—a famous Midwestern small town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violent life she once knew, and make a new home in the historic house where they've been invited to stay.
The situation is perfect, until Josie's elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests—journalist Carter O'Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate...and way too curious. Carter's interest in Josie deepens and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that Josie would rather not have known. Ready or not, love happens and Josie has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future.
Praise for Debbie Burns's Rescue Me series:
"A fun, heartwarming story of love, family and trust."—Harlequin Junkie
"Heartfelt and engaging... It captured my whole heart."—Urban Book Reviews
About the Author
Debbie Burns is the bestselling author of heartwarming women's fiction and love stories featuring both two- and four-legged stars. While her books have earned many awards and commendations, her favorite praise is from readers who've been inspired to adopt a pet in need from their local shelter.
Debbie lives in Saint Louis with her family, two thoroughly spoiled rescue dogs, and a ridiculously grumpy Maine Coon cat who everyone loves anyway. Her hobbies include hiking in the Missouri woods, attempting to grow the perfect tomato, and daydreaming, which of course always leads to new story ideas.
You can also find her on Instagram (@_debbieburns) and on Facebook and Pinterest (@authordebbieburns ).
"A heartbreaking and beautiful story with charming characters that will touch your heart." —Harlequin Junkie