If you've never read a Mary Crawford book, you could start with this sweet story without any problem, but reading the first book in this series will give you a bit of backstory to some of the characters who make cameos in this story. Like of all of her stories, Port in the Storm has non-traditional main characters which enhance the romance.
Running into a stranger can change your life forever.
Taylor John moved to the middle of the ocean to escape a bad relationship. Joining the Navy has been the best thing that's ever happened to her — but there's nothing that says she can't look forward to a little R and R in her favorite city.
Taylor has no idea that her past and present are about to collide in the city of roses. Will it bring heartbreak — or the chance of a new beginning?
Making the best of an unexpected job transfer, Samuel Taylor is determined to make himself at home in Oregon. Little did he know, carrying on a family tradition would bring excitement in more ways than one.
Port in the Storm is a standalone novella, but is best understood if as part of the Hidden Hearts Series.