Quirky, fun story, Fun and Interesting, and I like the characters. The author does what she loves most, making her lead characters an extension of herself. One who loves antiques, shabby chic, and her lead characters are quite believably Quirky. Despite disappointment in their lives, they turn to making a life finding them, revamping them, and then using them in her home, design, business. This Author's Actual Beach Cottage was shown in a 10-12 page photo spread / article in HGTV Magazine in 2014 or so. I loved her decorating style, and then checked out the author.. What a find. I like to read her stories to amuse my mind, between reading murder mysteries.