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.***
Author Rachael Anderson
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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As the book opens we are in Portugal and blogger and world traveler is about to make a hasty exit, as he leaves the woman behind that think he loves them. This time he is caught and his latest victim warns him that he will eventually have his heart broken, like he has done, something like a sailor with a girl in every port.
Five years ago Lani moved to Hawaii to help her grandmother and her Bed and Breakfast and she loves her life her, her grandmother is now well and her long time boyfriend has begged her to return to the San Diego area and marry him. She finally tells him yes.
Then arrives Pearl, and if you have read the other Matchmaker stories, you know she can just about move mountains. A full inn suddenly has a vacancy, and this continues to happen during her stay. She is a delightful woman full of insight, and guidance, and you will enjoy her wisdom, along with Lani’s grandmother Puna.
I fell that Easton is about to meet his match her, even when he doesn’t like saying goodbye! In the end there are three men whom are in love with Loni, and I knew whom I wanted for her, but who does the matchmaker choose.
A very quick and beautiful read that made me want to move here and live among the locals.
I received this book through I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review!