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.***
I just love Rachael Anderson. Her books are great feel-good reads. They’re clean romantic love stories with characters that just make you love them. In this book Lani is a character like that. You really feel for her! She is struggling with her heart knowing that she isn’t really in love with the one she is planning to marry. She finally sees the light when the Matchmaker, Pearl, who is in all of these stories, gently pushes her toward her match.
This story is very sweet and the romance that is budding along the way is very fun to read about. The setting is beautiful! Who wouldn’t love to be in Hawaii? Though I’m not very adventurous, I’d still love to see the secret diving spot Lani frequents.
You’ll love the characters, setting, and romance in Not Always Happenstance!
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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