Release day read. I love how so many of Judith's books are set at the seaside, as it always gives me a holiday feel about them. It's time to return to the Seashell Cottage for another wonderful and emotional story of love and happiness. This is a very sweet and moving story of broken dreams, friendship, family, dreams, inspiration, determination and most of all love. I enjoyed the book but did feel that the story was a little bit slow in the middle and some paragraphs were filled up with un-necessary topics to lengthen the time frame during the book. But in saying all that I did like the fact that the relationship between the two main characters was a natural one that formed over a longer time frame than most books gives us. There were so many other great and wonderful characters in this book from Em Grandmother to the gardener at Seashell Cottage that all had in some way helped in their own way to give the need help and advice to Em.
When all your dreams are shattered how will you rebuild your life and make a new to replace the old? This is not always an easy thing to do but our heroine tries her best to avoid the worst day of the year for her by taking a short holiday to the seaside. Emerson “Em” Jordan drive to Florida to spend a stress-free ten days in a seaside cottage, a cottage that she was going to share with a friend of her sisters. Em had already meet Devin Gerard at her sister's wedding last year but did not take too much notice of him than.
Devin was needing some time away from his very busy life as a paediatrician who travels often to Costa Rica to help the less fortunate. He was just wanting some quiet time to relax and refuel before he returned to work.
After their holiday the two become friends and often communicated about their lives, dream, plans and family. They soon formed a connection and enjoyed the friendship they had both grown together.
With Em’s new business thriving in town and Devin commitment to hep in Costa Rica, the two knew there was no way to make this friendship anything more than just what it had been for the last few months. But did he share the same feeling that she had been growing for him for some time now?
What will happen when Devin returns for the christening of Em’s new niece?
Can two people with completely different lives and dream find the inspiration and friendship needed to fulfill their lives?
I received an ARC copy of this book to which I am giving you my honest and voluntary review of this book that I would recommend to anyone romance reader. I can't wait until the next book in this series to see how the seaside cottage can work magic once again. I really fell in love with this cover it grabbed my attention straight away and had me in that holidays feel as well.
File Size: 2803 KB
Print Length: 220 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing (June 11, 2019)
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Emerson “Em” Jordan always wanted a Valentine’s Day wedding. But after being dumped by her boyfriend, she spends the holiday at Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida with Devin Gerard, a family friend who has no interest in her or any other woman and is instead concentrating on his pediatric medical practice and continuing medical missions in Costa Rica.
Em, who’s always wanted a large family, doesn’t mind his disinterest. At thirty-two, she’s decided she doesn’t need a husband to have a child or to adopt one. First, she’s going to fulfill her dream of setting up her own landscape design business in upstate New York and has promised to continue to help run her grandmother’s flower shop.
It isn’t until Em and Devin become friends that Em realizes she might want more than friendship from him. But with his work in Miami and Costa Rica and her busy life in New York, it’s out of the question until something happens that changes everything, even a couple of hearts.