Season of Forgetfulness
I kept Essie Summers on my shelves when I trashed a lot of other Harlequins and HPresents and Mira and other similar books.
Summers inspired in me a desire to see New Zealand. She writes strong honorable heroes and spunky joyful heroines who have classic misunderstandings or hidden secrets or black sheep relatives who taint reputations far and wide (as Lizzie Bennett realizes her little sister has done in Pride and Prejudice).
The humor arises from situation, as it does in life. I can guarantee at least one good cry per book. If you read a lot of Summers, the stories can get repetitive and some of the early editions had errors that can drop you out of the story. However, I recommend any of her books.
This is one of a broken heart healed, and Summers does that best.
Besides this I recommend ~
Not By Appointment
House on Gregor's Brae
Beyond the Foothills
One More River to Cross
If you tire of sex for no reason, a h/h you know won't stay together very long, long titles with babies or supposedly exotic heroes who are only arrogant spoiled brats, and a heroine who is a doormat because one event in a 24 hour day controls who she is, then Essie Summers is for you.