Meet the Brides of Blueberry Cove with Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman. Please be sure to check the tour stops to see what others thought about the book, read the excerpt and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win a Print copy of SEA GLASS SUNRISE by Donna Kauffmann.
Sea Glass Sunrise
Having lived near and a frequent visitor to the Maine coast, I was intrigued by both the setting and the title of this book – sea glass is a wonderful find when walking the beach, and the depths and solidity it displays are a wonderful metaphor for the story in these pages.
Karen is returning after several years away practicing law: her own personal and professional life is in tumult, and she’s hoping to just get away to celebrate her brother’s wedding and regroup. But, a car accident derails her plans to stay out of the focus of things, and Calder just won’t seem to go away.
Multiple elements compete for time: a mystery, a threat to the ‘feel’ of town with development options looming, the Blue Family Feud and Karen’s own issues back in DC. The background information was helpful as a set up for additional installments to the series, but it takes some getting through before the charm of the characters takes over and demands you read on. Secondary characters are wonderful, particularly Karen’s sisters, and each person introduced is unique and distinct, even if some are tottering on the edge of cliché. The characters that we encounter are no stranger than those you would know in your own life, and their interest in the couple, while mostly well intentioned with the exception of the villain, is friendly and not overbearing.
I love the small town romance stories even if I occasionally find the insets of quirky elements feeling forced or formulaic. Donna Kauffman manages to bring the uniqueness of the Maine coast to light, displaying the beauty and rougher edges without overwhelming readers with prose or description. The romance is incorporated into the mysterious twists with ease and flair, and the combination of the two keep readers turning the pages for more. A lovely, light and fun story that promises good things to come in the series.
Title: Sea Glass Sunrise
Author: Donna Kauffman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Zebra
Published on: 26 May 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 11 Hours: 1 minute
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In seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, friends are just another word for family, and big-city politics take a backseat to local pride. But the real treasure on these shores is always love…
When D.C. lawyer Hannah McCrae heads home for her brother’s wedding, she’s dragging a lot of baggage along with her—and she doesn’t mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That’s fine with square-jawed, rugged contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to one another, but all he wants is to build the town’s hotly contested new yacht club and mend a centuries-old family feud. Yet thanks to resentments old and new, day after day the pair wind up tangled in each other’s business—and maybe soon in each other’s arms.
Every bride needs something “blue”…
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.