Monday, May 29, 2017

Review: The Beach House: Coming Home by Georgia Bockoven

The Beach House: Coming Home
by Georgia Bockoven

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: book
Buy the Book: Harper

Goodreads:  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…? 

Kritters Thoughts:  The fourth book in a series that is mostly made up of individual books that can be read in any sort of order, but I definitely suggest starting at the very beginning because there is some character build up of the few characters that are there from the start.  

Yesterday, I reviewed the novella that is to come before this book and spoiler - I wasn't in love with it.  I was nervous that it would set a negative tone for this reading, but it didn't.

I loved this book like I have loved every other book in the series.  I love that new characters come in and each book takes place in the same place but feels new and fresh.  I adored the premise for this book.  Reuniting a family and the drama that can come with all of that was such a good book to read.  

Without spoiling the ending, I will have to say it felt like it ended up abruptly and also got wrapped up a little too nicely.  I wish there had been a chapter or two more and I can't say why or else it will give it all away, so I will just say that!

I don't know if there is a book 5 coming in this series, does anyone know?  Is this where this series will end?

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  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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