Curtis, Melinda, Dandelion Wishes


Curtis, Melinda, Dandelion Wishes (Harmony Valley, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Dandelion Wishes (Harmony Valley, Book 1)

Author:  Melinda Curtis

Imprint:  Heartwarming

Issues:  PTSD; Recession


Sometimes wishes do come true, she’d heard it said

Will Jackson was a control freak and a killjoy. He had been since they were kids. He’d made it his mission to come between Emma Willoughby and her best friend–his little sister–all their lives. But why? Until the day of the accident, Emma had always thought of herself as adventurous, not dangerous…. And then her friend had almost died.

She desperately needed to apologize, to try to explain, if she could. Will had managed to keep the two apart while Tracy was in the hospital, but now that she was home in Harmony Valley, the winemaker wannabe had to understand that getting past this was the only way they could heal. And yet even if Tracy was able to, Emma wasn’t sure she could forgive herself. And Will had made it abundantly clear: he wouldn’t sleep until he’d found retribution.

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Harmony Valley!

Things aren’t as harmonious here as they once were.  Jobs have dried up and almost everyone under the age of sixty has moved away in the past ten years, leaving the population…well…rather grey-haired and peaceful.

Enter Will Jackson, newly minted millionaire and hometown success story.  He’s been on the fast track too long and is looking for a break.  But then his sister, Tracy, and her friend Emma get in a car crash, and he realizes Harmony Valley would be a perfect place for Tracy to stay permanently,  If he could just create a business for his sister and keep her away from Emma’s spur-of-the-moment adventurous tendencies, everything would be fine.

Emma may look as if she walked away from the accident unscathed, but she bears emotional scars.  She wants to rebuild her friendship with Tracy and heal.  But nothing in life ever comes when you want it, especially no love and healing.

I hope you enjoy Will and Emma’s journey, as well as the romances in the works for friends Flynn and Slade as they get their winery in Harmony Valley of the ground.  I love to hear from readers and you can always check on the progress of Harmony Valley on my website,

Melinda Curtis


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