Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson
Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii for five years. She’s learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. She’s also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken—relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment. But, like a large wave on the brink of breaking, her life is about to crash out of control. A proposal of marriage, a conniving grandmother, a cryptic Asian woman, and a handsome guest, and suddenly everything calm begins to churn, everything clear becomes confused, and all that was normal segues into peculiar. As Lani struggles against the current to hold her ground, she realizes that she can either continue to fight and eventually lose, or take a take a leap of faith, hold her breath, and ride the wave wherever it takes her. ***This book is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***
Anderson does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into the story right away! I was so curious as to why Eastard was such a womanizer and why he traveled all over the world. Now Lani, she was another story! Dating the same guy for over nine years and committing to marriage because it was the right thing to do for her boyfriend? Can I say, WOW! Who does that? Anyway, Pearl makes an appearance, she is the common thread throughout these Matchmaker books, and I love Pearl with her patience and mystery! Puna, Lani's grandmother, was another great addition to the story! With Hawaii as the backdrop and so many unknowns with the characters, Not Always Happenstance makes for great reading!
Rating: Clean/Sweet Romance, No Cussing
Author Rachael Anderson
A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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