Mackenzie (Mack) Harper is a twenty-seven year old school teacher who moves to Rose Cottage in Cape Elizabeth for the summer. She arrives with her six year old nephew, Lucas, who’s staying with her for a few weeks while his parents are in Europe.
While placing storage boxes on top of the kitchen cabinets, Mack finds a diary, opening it to the first page it reads, ‘This is the diary of a Rose, dated March 4th, 1947’. Settling down to read this diary, Mack discovers a love story between Rose and a man named Jacob Evans. Realizing that Jacob is still alive and around eighty-eight years old, Mack tries to contact him to tell him Rose’s story.
While talking to her sister on the phone she watches a, denim and leather clad, guy dismount his Harley and move in next door. Unbeknown to Mack, he’s Jacob’s thirty-two year old grandson, Dean, who has come to Cape Elizabeth to find out why she wants to talk to his grandfather about a diary and to make sure she isn’t after his grandfather’s money.
Within an hour of actually meeting Dean he has his hands on her legs, although due to spilled coffee, he discovers he can’t stop touching her. Dean was only too glad to escape to Cape Elizabeth, away from his mother, who wants him to marry her friend’s daughter.
Together Mack and Dean try to unravel the mystery of what actually happened to Rose in 1947. Meanwhile Lucas befriends Thomas, the loveable eighty year old man who owns Rose Cottage. All these characters come together in a story of loss, love and friendship.
Alison Chaffin Higson
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