Enjoy the warmth and joy of this classic novella by favorite romantic storyteller #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Against his wishes, John Osborn's mother hires an assistant for his antiques shop. One glance and John knows that Dani is unsuitable--she's too pretty, off-beat and vivacious for the business. John is certain that she won't last past the summer in his sleepy seaside town. But Dani is determined to prove herself so she can rebuild her life and repair her broken heart, and she's going to do it in Ocean Shores. The store sparks her creativity, even if a vintage cradle uncomfortably awakens her buried longing for a family of her own. Her warmth and empathy make her a natural at sales, and despite himself, John starts to like her. But John was deeply wounded by the only woman he ever thought he'd love, so he keeps himself buttoned up and guarded. He may have to admit that Dani is the best thing that's ever happened to the store...but is she also the best thing that's ever happened to him? First published in 1995.