Oh no it ended! I loved loved this book and all its characters I was lost when it finished as I wanted more way more of this wonderful story. It’s a lovely chance to have a Christmas by the beach as for me that is my reality every year, so I felt right had home at Seashell cottage. Silas Bellingham was the sweetest boy I recently fell in love with him and Noelle’s relations ship from the start. I loved Noelle’s take-charge attitude and her very caring nature. The book is very well written even with a reference to the “A Salty Key Inn Books”. I have reviewed an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my unbiased and voluntary review of this book that I would recommend to anyone to read.
Noelle North as decided she cannot spend another holiday season at with her family in Boston until she can totally recover from being left at the altar on Christmas day two years ago. She works at an assisted-living community as the health director where she has become friends with a group of a lovely but melting woman called the three musketeers plus one. The woman finds the Seashell cottage for Noelle to rent and she decides to have a holiday in sunny Florida, it was to be a holiday of a different kind when she meets a young boy on the beach one day with his dog.
Silas Bellingham is living with his great-grandmother Althea and her caretaker for the Christmas holidays. His father and uncle are busy running the family business due to a recent accident that finds his grandparents missing from a plane crash. Silas has been keeping a secret to protect is great-grandmother but when he meets Noelle on the beach one day he knows he has found a friend and a confidant to share his secret with.
Jake and Brett Bellingham are both taken back by this bossy and strong stranger taking control of their grandmother situation. But they soon see the truth and are grateful for her help with Althea’s and Silas care.
Will a little boys dream come true?
Will two hearts be mended at the some time?
Will they find the Christmas star they are searching for?
Two years ago, Noelle North’s then-fiancé left her waiting at the church on Christmas—her wedding day and birthday. She knows she cannot endure another holiday season at home in Boston. At the urging of four women at the assisted-living community where she serves as health director, Noelle decides to rent Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida for the holidays. She meets Silas Bellingham, the cutest seven-year-old boy she’s ever seen, and his great-grandmother, Althea. Noelle discovers Althea’s caretaker has been abusing her and goes into action, ending up with the temporary care of both Althea and Silas. Becoming part of the Bellingham household has an entirely different series of challenges when it comes to Althea’s grandsons, Jake and Brett, who are having problems of their own with hotels to run and their parents missing in a plane crash. But after sparring with her, Silas’ father, Jake, realizes Noelle is just what he and his family need, and when she finds the perfect Christmas star for Silas, they both know he’s right.