Review: Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason

Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor (# 3)
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 353
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.


Review: Olivia has had a rather interesting life. Synopsis: Son died of cancer, headed for a divorce because of issues that most people face during this time, before divorce is final her husband dies in plane crash. As if that wasn’t enough, her lawyer brings her a girl named George, who happens to be her deceased husband’s daughter.

Ms. Mason gives us an emotionally charged story. One minute I couldn’t help but laugh the next I was grabbing my tissue. I enjoyed how she slowed down the romance between Olivia and the new town doctor Finn. Finn was suspicious of Olivia thinking that she may be abusing drugs.  Finn slowly awoke, realized his mistakes with the accusations with Olivia and worked on giving her something to believe in again.

The way Ms. Mason added the heartache into Olivia life just ripped out my heart at times. It was a lot to take in and give one person to deal with. But she made Olivia and fierce so she was able to deal with all of the struggles thrown at her.  The struggles with George are a lot like what a step parent has to go through… Very realistic.  Life with George wasn’t easy but over time they bonded over family Olivia son that died of cancer. With family it takes common ground sometimes to get past things.

I envisioned that sadness that Olivia carried with her and I wanted to give her a hug and tell her it was going to be ok. A lot of her issues hit home which made her that much more endearing for me.

Ms. Mason showed that life can be and is usually full of mistakes but with the sunshine we find laughter and through those stormy days we cry but in the end we heal and become survivors.  I liked the way Ms. Mason had a way of connecting me, the reader, pulling me into the story and making me feel. I felt sympathy, compassion and hope. It is hard sometimes to convey that to the reader. It was strong.

A story that will make you feel.