Emotional and captivating.
The House on Firefly Beach is the perfect escapist summer read. It has a little angst, some bitter-sweet moments, a big and friendly community, and a second-chance romance taking place by the turquoise waters of Firefly Beach.
Print Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (June 5, 2020)
Publication Date: June 5, 2020
Nothing beats falling in love under the sun, with the sand beneath your feet. This gorgeous, feel-good, and heartwarming summer escape from the bestselling author of The Summer House is perfect for fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Mallery and Nancy Thayer.
For Sydney Flynn, her treasured family home, Starlight Cottage, is her sanctuary. The house on the beach, surrounded by glittering turquoise waters, is the perfect place for her fresh start, piecing her life back together after it fell apart. That’s until her knees almost buckle at the sight of Nate Henderson.
As teenagers, Sydney and Nate spent their summers whispering sweet nothings and promising “forever” to each other. Sydney never imagined that her childhood sweetheart was going to break her heart, driving away from her and Firefly Beach, never looking back.
Now, when Sydney spots him at her sister’s wedding, their eyes meeting across the rows of guests, she barely recognizes him. The down-to-earth son of a fisherman, forever in beach t-shirts and flip flops, is replaced with a successful songwriter in a designer suit, a superstar in the country music scene. Yet despite everything, his dazzling blue eyes and easy smile stir up all the feelings she thought she’d left behind.
Nate is back to make it up to Sydney, but can she forgive him for all the heartbreak he caused? And it’s not only about her – Sydney is a single mother to Robby, her whole world, and she won’t let just anyone into their lives. Can she trust that Nate has really changed?
As if worrying about Nate wasn’t enough, a new development threatens Starlight Cottage, the safe haven that saved her when she had nothing else. Can Nate and Sydney overcome their past to save Firefly Beach and the house that holds so many memories for them? Or will the town they adore, and the love they have for one another, be lost forever?
From the Publisher’s Blurb
This book is the perfect escapist summer read. It has a little angst, some bitter-sweet moments, a big and friendly community, and a second-chance romance taking place by the turquoise waters of Firefly Beach.
Sydney Flynn is back to her family’s summer retreat, divorced and unemployed. All her goals and dreams were crushed, and she is trying to figure out how to move on.
Things get more complicated when the men that ruthlessly abandoned her years ago comes back to town. Nate Henderson is not the boy she once fell in love with anymore. He is Nate Carr now, a famous and rich songwriter who dates models and invests in real estate.
Nate is not easy to love, but he slowly grew on me. His relationship with Sidney’s son earned him some extra points in my esteem.
My heart went for Sidney. I could feel her angst and pain. The situation she was in was so impossible. I liked how the author depicted her vulnerability without making her weak.
This was an emotional and engrossing read. I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
Jenny Hale is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of romantic fiction. Her books have sold worldwide and have been adapted for television, appearing on The Hallmark Channel as part of their famous Christmas lineup. Her stories are chock-full of feel-good romance and overflowing with warm settings, great friends, and family.