Counting Chickens: A Martha's Vineyard Novel (Paperback)
Brimming with quirky and appealing characters, Counting Chickens is an irresistible tale of friendship and love - a delightful beach read that brings a sunny summer on Martha's Vineyard to vivid life.
"An infinitely fun read ... I was on vacation from beginning to end." (Brooke Lea Foster, author of Summer Darlings)
Back on the Island after a failed marriage, Remy Litchfield is struggling to launch her high-end concierge service. Her business plan is complete down to the fresh eggs provided courtesy of her very own flock of designer chickens. Remy's carefully scheduled life is more than full as she caters to the demands of her picky clients, rescues a dog, and reconnects with her delightfully fun and flakey friends. What Remy didn't count on was the return of her teen crush, Jake Madden, or the suggestion by her impossibly handsome and wealthy client, Eli Wolff, that he is interested in having her do more than his shopping.
Putting her misgivings aside, Remy falls into the arms of Eli Wolff until the disclosure of a shocking secret sets her straight. Jake, dealing with doubts about his academic career as a professor, finds himself attracted to Remy's spirit and beauty as he recovers from the shock of recent personal and professional setbacks. After a disastrous first meeting, Remy begins to discover that Jake isn't the stuffy professor he appears to be. Jake and Remy can't deny the chemistry between them, but their worlds appear too far apart.
When disaster befalls her, Remy struggles to pull herself together, finding strength in helping a battered wife and a snarky teen through their own misfortunes. Jake knows the one thing that will put Remy's world to right but can they overcome their differences to find true love?
Set against the backdrop of the gorgeous beaches and quaint towns of Martha's Vineyard, this second chance romance from the author of Goats in the Time of Love rewards readers with a summer novel full of affection, humor and love.
"To read Counting Chickens is to be directly transported to the island on a beautiful summer day... I immediately fell in love with her compelling cast of characters ... " -Julia Spiro, author of Someone Else's Secret
"... a captivating beach read." - Alice Early, author of the award-winning Moon Always Rises
"... a lovely, vivid picture ... a stunning protagonist..."- Kirkus Reviews