1) Sea View -- (Umi no Mieru Yane)
3 chapters and an extra
Kei's grandfather is a well-known architect, and the young boy cherishes every letter from his beloved relative...until the notes suddenly stop. Now, Kei, must visit his grandfather's distant island home and solve the mystery for himself! Upon arriving, he meets the shy and aloof Michiru, a serious student at the school where his grandfather once taught. Michiru may have the answers to Kei's burning questions...but will he cooperate? Can these two young men follow the clues and find their vanished hero?
Good-natured Kei and quiet Michiru are as different as night and day, but their shared love of Kei's distinguished grandfather bring them together. If they stick together and follow the trail, the boys may even find that good luck and a special friendship are waiting. (June book cover [edited]).
2)Thou of the Blossoms
Isumi is a photographer who has won access to the Ichimura family's famed gardens. The son of the family, Akira, is mistrustful since he was hurt as a child by uncaring paparazzi who trespassed to photograph the secret camellia portion of the garden. Despite some setbacks, these two form a bond through the influence of the garden, which continues even after Akira takes over as head of the family and its business. (MAL)