This book takes place on the coast of Maine and from reading the book, I take it that Annie Garrett loves the Maine coast and visits it often, maybe even when she is writing a new novel. Clare, the main character, describes the scenerey and the people as if they are her true love, not to mention the way she feels about the man in her life now and the "first love" from her past. The setting itself and its descriptions take you to a place that is both unique and captivating. The storyline is a little weak, however, the novel is well worth reading as a whole. It will keep you looking for others novels just like it (Island Summer Love by Amy Belding Brown). I highly recommend this book for a by-the-pool summer read!