Best friends since childhood, Petie Coolbaugh and Rose Bundy have always lived in the small coastal town of Hubbard, Oregon. Despite Rose's loving personality, the only man in her life is a loner fisherman who is rarely around, while Petie's rough edges keep almost everyone at arm's length: the daughter of the town drunk, Petie has always had it tough, and her marriage isn't cutting her any breaks. Lately, with kids to raise, Petie and Rose have been struggling to make ends meet, so when a couple of city slickers from Los Angeles arrive and open an upscale cafe, the 2 friends get some much-needed work making fresh soup. Of course the owners immediately take to the easygoing Rose, but it takes the blossoming of an unexpected romance, threatening to crack Petie's hard shell, to prove that love often comes in the most unexpected ways.
I just loved this book, couldn't put it down!