When Claire inherits a house out of the blue, she thinks she's struck it rich! But while the word 'cottage' conjures images of romantic idylls and roses round the door, there's nothing remotely heavenly about Paradise Cottage.It's a tumble-down wreck in the middle of nowhere - more in need of a demolition expert than a decorator. Still, Claire's not one to shirk a challenge.Much to the amusement of her hunky new neighbour, Aidan, she decides to renovate the cottage herself.After all, problem-solving, trouble-shooting - it's what Claire does best.She's used to planning events for thousands of people.She can sort out one little cottage . . . Can't she
Zoe Barnes' varied career included stints as a hearing-aid technician, shorthand teacher, French translator and the worst accounts clerk in the entire world. When not writing her own novels, she translated other people's and also worked as a semi-professional singer. She died in autumn 2009. www.zoebarnes.supanet.com.