Little Beach Bungalow by Joanne DeMaio
Book 9: The Seaside Saga Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: Paperback - May 4, 2019 / eBook - May 14, 2019
Format: Paperback - 332 pages
Kindle - 5033 KB
Nook - 868 KB
Audible Audiobook - 8 Hours 16 Minutes
ISBN: 978-1090956859ASIN (ebook): B07PXT51LK
ASIN (audiobook): B07R5C7DY5
Genre: Women's Fiction
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Buy The Series: The Seaside Saga Series
Book 1: Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Book 2: The Denim Blue Sea
Book 3: Beach Blues
Book 4: Beach Breeze
Book 5: The Beach Inn
Book 6: Beach Bliss
Book 7: Castaway Cottage
Book 8: Night Beach
Book 9: Little Beach Bungalow
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Night Beach comes a novel as alluring as a weathered cottage by the sea.
The cottage is nestled along winding Sea View Road, set back from the sandy street. Surrounded by swaying dune grass, it's a shabby little beach bungalow with an open back porch overlooking a sparkling Long Island Sound. A sign propped in the front window says: For Rent.
Well, the cottage was For Rent ... until one particular lobsterman booked a summer stay there. As Shane Bradford settles into the New England beach town of Stony Point, he unloads more than boxes and duffels. With his arrival, he unpacks secrets, and entwined histories, among his circle of beach friends. Old loves surface. New ones emerge, too.
Little Beach Bungalow follows Shane's simmering summer days back on the Connecticut shore, and much is in store.
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My Book Review:
In Little Beach Bungalow, the beach friends' story continues where Night Beach left off. Author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader back to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where the summer season is coming to a close. The story picks up with the lives of friends: Maris, Jason, Eva, Matt, Kyle, Lauren, Elsa, Cliff, Nick, Paige, Vinny, and Celia. But in this installment of the popular Seaside Saga Series, the focus is on Kyle's estranged brother Shane Bradford.
In Little Beach Bungalow, Author Joanne DeMaio easily captivates her readers' attention with this beautifully written tale through a seamless and flowing storyline, and with a wonderful description of a tranquil beach setting that wraps itself around the reader like a sun-warmed beach towel. The characters draw you into their lives with a strong emotional pull, their complexities and flaws are true-to-life, it is easy to relate to them with compassion, empathy, and hope.
With a mixture of intrigue, suspense, drama, humor, heartache, hidden secrets, romance, and a strong bond of friendship, this story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride revolving around Kyle and Shane's estranged brotherly relationship. The close of the summer season and Shane's appearance and decision to rent a shabby little beach bungalow brings old memories, long held secrets, past hurts, and an entwined history among the beach friends. As time heals all wounds, so does the sea air, and this group of friends lives by the credo: "salt air, not a care" and "cast away your troubles straight into the sea." The shimmering denim blue sea with its calming effect will offer them another summer season of hope, love, family, friendship, heartache, mistakes, forgiveness, redemption, and blissful new beginnings. But alas, mistakes, secrets, past painful issues, and a surprising cliffhanger will leave the reader impatiently waiting to read more about Shane in Every Summer, the next installment in The Seaside Saga Series. So now that I have whet your interest in the beach friends latest comings and goings, drive under the railroad trestle and enter the enchanting beach town of Stony Point ... pull up a beach chair ... and visit with the close-knit longtime friends in author Joanne DeMaio's delightful novel, Little Beach Bungalow.
Little Beach Bungalow is an intricate story of interweaving friendships, life events, and deep family secrets and drama. It is a wonderful story that continues to demonstrate the power of the magical sweet salt air that will cure what ails you.
The Seaside Sage Series is a heartwarming series of stories of friendship, family, painful secrets, new beginnings and second chances. Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a wonderful tale written in the third person narrative, that is set in the present with flashbacks to the past. The reader is transported to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where they follow along with Celia, Maris, Eva, Matt, Jason, Kyle, Lauren, Nick, Elsa, and Cliff as their lives change like the tide's ebb and flow on their little tranquil coastal town.
RATING: 5 STARS
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