April 15, 2018

Welcome to Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts - Review

I received this book free from the author. All opinions are my own

Book details
Series: A Moonlight Harbor Novel (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: MIRA (April 17, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 077836805X
ISBN-13: 978-0778368052

Book description
USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts returns with a brand-new series set on the charming Washington coast

Once happily married, Jenna Jones is about to turn forty, and this year for her birthday—lucky her—she’s getting a divorce. She’s barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, but now her deadbeat artist ex is hitting her up for spousal support…and then spending it on his “other” woman.

Still, as her mother always says, every storm brings a rainbow. And when she gets a very unexpected gift from her great-aunt Edie, things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Aging Aunt Edie is finding it difficult to keep up her business running The Driftwood Inn, so she invites Jenna to come live with her and run the place. It looks like Jenna’s financial problems are solved!

Or not. The town is a little more run-down than Jenna remembers, but that’s nothing compared to the ramshackle state of The Driftwood Inn. Aunt Edie is confident they can return it to its former glory, though Jenna feels like she’s jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the beach fire.

But who knows? With the help of her new friends and a couple of handsome citizens, perhaps that rainbow is on the horizon after all. Because, no matter what, life is always good at the beach.

Featuring all the warmth, romance and trademark humor of Sheila Roberts’s writing, this new series will delight longtime fans and welcome a generation of new readers.

Meet the author - Sheila Roberts
USA Today best-selling author Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest and has three children and one long-suffering husband. Her books have been printed in a many different languages. Her Christmas perrenial "On Strike for Christmas" was made into a movie for the Lifetime Channel and her novel "The Nine Lives of Christmas" was made into a movie for Hallmark. When she's not playing with girlfriends or on the tennis court Sheila can be found writing about those things dear to women's hearts:family, friends, and chocolate. You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (www.sheilasplace.com).

My thoughts
I was sad to see Sheila's Icicle Falls series end but was very happy to hear that she was going to write a new series. This book was a good start to a new series and a great introduction to a  new town (Moonlight Harbor) and a who cast of new friends. From the start I fell in love with Jenna and her aunt Edie. Her daughter Sabrina was your typical teenage girl - acting out her emotions. Out of the two guys in the book I have to say I like Seth better than Brody. Don't get me wrong they are both good guys I just had a soft spot for Seth. Pete was a grumpy old fart but he kind of grows on you. You can't forget all the townspeople that you get to meet. They are a unique bunch but great people. I liked that the author included tidbits about Icicle Falls in this story. Without giving away too much of the story I will say that the author did a good job of having your emotions all over the place but in the end this was a real feel good book. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 

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