Then Came You
Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.
Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.
There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out of their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…
Then Came You
The Legend of Compass Cove
Long Island, New York
In the year 1750, on the north shore of Long Island, a young woman named Lucy Velsor mourned her husband who had been lost at sea. Not long after his death, his shipmates, hoping to comfort the young widow, brought her his compass. It was a finely crafted instrument, made by the local compasssmith, whose family settled the town of Compass Cove generations before. Lucy cherished the memento, taking care to kiss its face every day. One day, two years after her beloved husband’s death, the compass needle began to quiver and spin, never settling on a direction.
Desperate to have it fixed, Lucy brought it to the compasssmith’s shop. The shop’s proprietor, Caleb Jennings, had loved Lucy from afar, never knowing if he should pay a call on the lady who had stolen his heart. But when Lucy set the compass in Caleb’s hand, it stopped spinning and the needle pointed at him. Taking the compass’ strange behavior as a sign, Caleb put aside his fears and embarked on a courtship. It didn’t take long for Caleb and Lucy to fall in love and marry. They spent many wonderful years together, making a home and family, living into their eighties and dying just a few days apart. Before he left this world, Caleb credited the ghost of Lucy’s first husband for setting the compass spinning and helping them find their way to each other.
To this day, Jennings Fine Compasses and Watches still exists on Main Street and is owned by one of Caleb’s and Lucy’s descendants. Many families in Compass Cove keep a compass in their home as a symbol of selfless love and as a reminder that hearts meant to love will always find each other.
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Then Came You
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