Lindsey Haynes is the owner of Vagabond Vintage, a tiny shop-on-wheels clothing boutique that doubles as her home. After completing the autumn craft fair route through New England, she gives her treasured snow globe a shake to see in which direction she should head. The snow globe was a gift from her dad and has never failed to lead her in the right direction. This time, she finds herself drawn to the Southern New England town of Addision, Connecticut which is also where her Uncle Gus lives. Uncle Gus runs the Christmas Holly Trolley during the season, and informs Lindsey that he might be able to get her a spot at the Merry Market, set up on the Town Green for seasonal shoppers.
But on her way into town Lindsey has the misfortune of becoming involved in a fender-bender. The owner of the BMW that she hits is none other than Dr. Greg Davis, a thirty-five year old local orthopedic surgeon and the town’s most eligible bachelor. Greg has spent the last three holiday seasons nursing his broken heart after the girls he’d been dating were all susceptible to other, more audacious suitors. So this year, Greg has steeled his heart and emotions and vows to get through the season unscathed.
Neither Greg nor Lindsey is in the market for a romance; each just wants to get on with their life. But fate, and some well-meaning local matchmakers, help the situation along. And their constantly bumping into each other in the small town keeps the awareness level high.
First Flurries is an enchanting, feel-good love story in one of the most charming and picturesque seaside towns you’ll ever visit. Decorated perfectly to reflect the holiday season with wreaths, garland, lights, and the proverbial first flurries, the reader is sure to fall in love with the town and its residents. This contemporary love story is simplistic but compelling and you’ll want to read late into the night to learn if Lindsey and Greg finally see what’s right in front of them.
Although this is a Christmas Season/Holiday story, I read this during the heat of early July in Florida. It was a welcome change to lose myself in the snow covered scenes of Ms. Demaio’s descriptions.
Rating: 4.5 stars