Friday, June 2, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Beach House: Coming Home

About The Beach House: Coming Home

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (May 16, 2017)

Bestselling author Georgia Bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand.

Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all.

After you’ve given your baby to strangers, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?

Fourteen years ago, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, pregnant and terrified. Desperate to protect her baby from a malicious grandfather and needed at home to take care of her own critically ill father, Melinda makes the most generous, heart-wrenching choice of all: adoption. Now she’s living the successful life her father struggled to give her, but missing her daughter with a longing that shadows every joy.

Jeremy Richmond knows the beach house the way a painter knows his canvas, intimately and focused on detail. His life revolves around his adopted daughter, Shiloh, the girl who’s owned his heart from the moment he first held her as an infant. They were a picture-perfect family until Shiloh was diagnosed with pediatric lupus and Jeremy’s wife walked away.

When Shiloh tells her father she’s tired of fighting her illness and wants to meet her biological mother before it’s too late, Jeremy agrees to find a woman he has no desire to meet.

From the moment Melinda and Jeremy come face-to-face, they realize their worlds will never be the same. Will the beach house that has harbored troubled hearts for decades prove to be the balm they need to heal…?

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Review: I read Return to the Beach House in 2014 and really loved it, so I was super excited to read to read this one.

If you thought you might pick up this book and leisurely read it, you thought wrong. This is a book that you will have a hard time putting down.

Melinda is one of my favorite characters. At 16 she gave up her child, which was the right thing to do. Its her story and the story of the adoptive father and the daughter she gave up.

You will fall in love with these characters. You will fall in love with Melinda's kitten. Oh god, I fell in love with the little kitty so fast.

Its the relationships that Georgia really knows how to create in her books. You become invested in this characters quickly and you want to know what's going to happen, especially to Shiloh.

This was a fantastically beautiful book, perfect for a sunny afternoon.

Rating : 5 flowers

About Georgia Bockoven

Georgia Bockoven is an award-winning author who began writing fiction after a successful career as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. The mother of two, she resides in Northern California with her husband, John.

Find out more about Georgia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Definitely a perfect summertime read! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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