Debbie Mason’s ‘Primrose Lane’ Makes Us Believe in Second Chances [REVIEW]


Love is in season on Primrose Lane. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She wants a life free of complications. He wants to assist a beautiful woman. And if one little girl gets her way, romance may soon be in full bloom in Debbie Mason’s Primrose Lane.

Debbie Mason's PRIMROSE LANE


When Olivia Davenport moves to Harmony Harbor, it is with the hope of leaving her past in the rear view mirror forever. She’s ready for a fresh start, to forget about her ex and focus on becoming the community’s new go-to event planner.

But life is never as easy as we hope it will be, and soon she discovers that a full escape just isn’t possible, especially when she becomes the guardian of her ex’s daughter. As she seeks to find some sort of work-life balance, she definitely isn’t looking for a new man in her life, even if her next door neighbor is one yummy piece of eye candy.

Dr. Finn Gallagher may be one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, but he is only interested in watching Olivia, intrigued as he is by her and her new ward. He can tell she’s got a lot of balls in the air and is willing to help her however he can, but she’s not one to mince words and has told him she doesn’t need his help. Still, he isn’t easily deterred. And when some meddling widows and a precocious little girl decide to play matchmaker, Olivia may as well surrender, because her steely resolve doesn’t stand a chance.

Readers of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove and Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series are bound to fall in love with Mason’s Harmony Harbor. Like the other two beloved series, the author creates a fictional community populated by colorful characters, neighbors who actually know one another’s names, are more nurturing than meddling, and seem to truly want the best for everyone else’s welfare.

As such, a visit to Harmony Harbor is the perfect anecdote to the stressful world we exist in today. It provides a much needed respite from our day to day, all without leaving our porch swing or poolside chaise. In fact, Primrose Lane reads like it is ready to be turned into a Hallmark Channel original series. It has the humor and heart required to buoy our spirits and leave us feeling good, believing that second chances are possible and true love is as close as the house next door. If you want a story that will put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart, look no farther than Primrose Lane.

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Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason


Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews).

When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.

Visit Debbie at her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Debbie Mason
336 pp. Forever. $5.99

Purchase Primrose Lane directly from Jathan & Heather’s Beach Reads Book Shop or at one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, IndieBound, and Powell’s.

About J.R. Wallace
J.R. Wallace is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys cooking, reading, travel and fitness. He lives in Ohio with his family, two cats and a ferret named Igor.

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