The Best Laid Plans

A Socially Distanced Thornton Vermont Novella

They didn’t plan on falling in love during a pandemic.

Poppy Daley is staying on her parents' Catmint Gap homestead when the global pandemic traps them abroad. Their chickens and gardens can't take care of themselves, and Poppy's job can be done from her laptop.

Disgraced TV writer Nick Cooper is hiding out in a rented cabin up the mountain from the Daley's property, oblivious to his neighbors until an old friend gets lost dropping off a care package and offends the girl next door, bringing Lilac Lane's only residents into one another's orbits.

Poppy and Nick share an instant connection, but masks and social distancing hardly lend themselves to romance...or do they? When the quarantine curveballs keep coming, it's up to Nick to prove to Poppy that misfortune can only delay the best laid plans.