WINTER AT THE BEACH by Sheila Roberts, Women’s Fiction, 384pp., $5.98 (paperback) $6.99 (kindle)
Author: Sheila Roberts
Genre: Women’s Fiction
town during those off-season months. Everyone in the local chamber of commerce is on board with her Seaside with Santa festival idea except one naysayer, local sour lemon, Susan Frank, who owns a women’s clothing boutique in town. The beach gets hit with storms in the winter, no one will come, too close to Christmas. Blah, blah. What does Susan know?It turns out that Susan knows a lot. A big storm hits during the weekend of the festival, wreaking havoc with the parade and producing power outages all over town. Including at the Driftwood Inn.Jenna finds herself with a motel filled with people, all with no power. What to do? Enlist the help of friends, of course. Her friends take in many of the stranded visitors, and Jenna and her Aunt Edie take
in the others, stuffing them into Aunt Edie’s house next door to the Driftwood.All the guests come with their own unique stories. The last thing Taylor Marsh wanted was a getaway with her husband. His refusal to give up on his dying business is taking them down financially and killing
their marriage. But her sister Sarah (she who has her financial act together and never lets her sister forget it) insists this will be fun for both their families. It will only be fun for Taylor if her husband gets eaten by a giant squid. Then there’s Darrel Wilson, who planned the perfect anniversary getaway for his wife, who’s been undergoing chemo. So much for the perfect anniversary. And the sisters, Lisa and Karen, who can’t seem to go on a sister outing without it turning into a Lucy and Ethel adventure. Unlikely roommates, all of them. But perhaps each one has a valuable lesson to share with the others. And perhaps, what looked like a disaster will prove to be the best holiday adventure of all.
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USA Today best-selling author Sheila Roberts has seen over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction in print. Her novels have appeared in many different languages and been made into movies for both the Lifetime and Hallmark Channels. She writes about things near and dear to women’s hearts – love, friendship, family and chocolate.Her latest book is the women’s fiction, Winter at the Beach.
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Review of Winter at the Beach
Review (4.5 Stars): Winter at the Beach is a delightfully charming story set in the wonderful town of Moonlight Harbor. We met Jenna and the gang in the first book, Welcome to Moonlight Harbor, and this is the perfect series to cozy up to during these cold winter months. Jenna is having a hard time getting reservations at her hotel, The Driftwood Inn and comes up with the idea to start a winter festival to bring tourists back to this lovely community. Things don’t go quite as planned and Jenna believes that she may lose everything when things seems to turn into a great big disaster.
I loved seeing how Jenna and her daughter were adjusting to life in Moonlight Harbor and the struggles that they faced being on their own. Jenna is one of those characters that you can instantly connect with and I definitely understood what it feels like to navigate the difficult role of raising a teenage daughter. My heart went out to her for this. The story was well-written, filled with laughter and tears, and you will enjoy spending time with the wonderful characters of Moonlight Harbor. I always enjoy my visits to this sweet community and I can’t wait to read the next book in this great series.