Friday, June 3, 2016

Sunshine Beach
by Wendy Wax

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix…
 
After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?
 
Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…


Kritters Thoughts:  The fourth in a series that I actually started reading halfway through, which I don't normally do!  

There are four main characters who in each book have tackled a big DIY renovation while also dealing with drama and tragedies in their lives - the big thing that makes this book unique to other books that center around female friendships is that this one has ladies from different ages and it is cool to see the mentoring that can happen if females trust the wisdom of others both younger and older than them.

I haven't read book one or two in this series and definitely want to go back and read them and see where this series started.  I wouldn't recommend starting midway, I think there are things that I am missing, but started book 3 without knowing this was a series.  

I think readers of all ages would love this story and would find a character that resonates with them and be able to hold on to them throughout the series.  I hope there are many more books to come in this series, one each summer!



Rating: perfect beach read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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