When Harriet Came Home - Coleen Kwan
I like second chance stories, but they’re seldom as good as When Harriet Came Home by Coleen Kwan. It started me thinking of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Both include themes of social expectations and pressure, but in When Harriet Came Home the heroine and hero challenge those expectations. It’s beautifully done as we see the growth and maturity of two people accepting who they were and who they’ve become.

Sharing a journey with people who are vulnerable, imperfect but ultimately courageous in saying yes to life and happiness is the great joy of reading a romance novel.