Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas
(Friday Harbor)

87%

7 Critic Reviews

You'll find yourself rooting for Jason and Justine as they suffer greatly in their quest for their happy ending. This is simply a lovely, lovely story.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

ONE WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN CURSED NEVER TO FIND LOVE . . .

ONE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL WHO WANTS HER MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF . . .

THEY MEET IN A SMALL ISLAND TOWN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHERE MAGIC IS IN THE AIR AND FATE IS A FORCE TOO POWERFUL TO DEFY. . . .

In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Crystal Cove, Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.

And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear . . . because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.

 

About Lisa Kleypas

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Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin. 336 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Feb 24 2013
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Kirkus

Good
on Jan 20 2013

When this man searching for his soul meets this woman searching for her heart, the drama hits the ground running. A witty, moving and entertaining read.

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Dear Author

Good
Reviewed by Jane on Feb 07 2013

The prose in the book was lovely. There was gentle humor throughout...While the falling in love part might be missing, everything else that a reader loves about Kleypas’ writing is present – the competent heroine, the tender caretaking alpha, good prose, great dialogue, and, as a bonus, it is very very sexy.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Rory O'Connor on Feb 23 2013

You can’t help but root for these two people to finally find happiness in life. If you enjoy reading light romance with a magical twist, check out Crystal Cove...

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

You can’t go wrong with Kleypas for a rewarding and deeply satisfying read. This is one of her best yet.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Wendy Clyde on Mar 21 2014

You'll find yourself rooting for Jason and Justine as they suffer greatly in their quest for their happy ending. This is simply a lovely, lovely story.

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Guilty Pleasures

Good
Reviewed by Angelina De Luca on Feb 18 2013

Ms. Kleypas delivers another heart wrenching and beautifully written masterpiece.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Feb 19 2013

Kleypas is a gifted storyteller, and in Crystal Cove she brings us a hint of the supernatural to add sparks and sparkle to a beguiling love story which packs in some complex relationships and passion-fuelled surprises.

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