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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Book Review - Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods

In a trade-off she's lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. The youngest of three sisters, Emily desperately wanted to prove herself. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind the man she loved.

For Boone Dorsett, losing Emily left his heart shattered, but another woman was waiting in the wings. Now a widower with a young son, Boone has a second chance with Emily when a storm brings her home. But with his former in-laws threatening a custody suit, the stakes of loving her are higher than ever.

Will fate once again separate them—or is the time finally right for these two star-crossed lovers?

No one writes Southern contemporary romance better than Sherryl Woods, in my personal opinion. Sherryl taps into the roots of what is important - family, friends, and romance - and her books always leave her readers with a smile on their faces and a bit of joy in their hearts.

With "Sand Castle Bay," Sherryl starts off her new "Ocean Breeze" series which features the Castle sisters. This first book focuses on Emily, the sister who left to pursue her career as an interior designer and left behind the love of her life. Now returning to help her grandmother restore the family restaurant after a hurricane, Emily is shocked to find she still has deep feelings for Boone Dorsett. Does she dare try to rekindle their romance, or should she flee back to her new life in Los Angeles? And as for Boone, as a recent widower, does he risk his heart to Emily again, or does he pull his shield back up to protect himself and his young son?

Sherryl delves into the heart of the Castle family with this gentle and loving story. I am already in love with the Castle sisters - smart, beautiful, but slightly damaged in their own ways - and I adore grandmother Cora Jane, the matriarch of the family, who keeps everyone on the straight and narrow road to love.

I think Sherryl has a real winner of a series with the "Ocean Breeze" books, and I am looking forward to the next installment already!

With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether in her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. Sherryl is best known for her ability to creating endearing small town communities and families. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 75 romances for Silhouette Desire and Special Edition.

Be sure to watch for the next two books in the Ocean Breeze series -

My thanks to Amy at McAlister PR for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mystica said...

Sounds interesting.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I think it's going to be a lovely series!