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"This sweet gay contemporary hits the spot." --Publishers Weekly
Their collections may clash but their hearts are a perfect match.
Moving to eclectic New Hope, Pennsylvania, and running The Beautiful Things Shoppe is a dream come true for elegant and reserved fine arts dealer Prescott J. Henderson. He never agreed to share the space with Danny Roman, an easygoing extrovert who collects retro toys and colorful knickknacks.
And yet here they are, trapped together in the quaint shop as they scramble to open in time for New Hope's charming Winter Festival.
Danny has spent years leading with his heart instead of his head. The Beautiful Things Shoppe is his chance to ground himself and build something permanent and joyful. The last thing he needs is an uptight snob who doesn't appreciate his whimsy occupying half his shop.
It's only when two of New Hope's historic landmarks--each as different as Danny and Prescott--are threatened that a tentative alliance forms. And with it, the first blush of romance. Suddenly, running The Beautiful Things Shoppe together doesn't seem so bad...until Danny's secret threatens to ruin it all.
Carina Adores is home to highly romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
Seasons of New Hope Book 1: The Hideaway Inn Book 2: The Beautiful Things Shoppe
Philip William Stover is a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, the Forward, the Tony Awards, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and other national publications.