Monday, May 17, 2021

Review: The Shell Collector by Nancy Naigle

The Shell Collector
by Nancy Naigle

Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Two years after her husband's death, Amanda Whittier has two children to raise alone, an abandoned dream of starting a business, and a fixer-upper cottage by the sea. She has no room in her life for anything else and little interest in moving on after losing the man she loved.

Paul Grant is a relative newcomer to the area, and his work with former military dogs needing rehabilitation has been good for the town. Though he loved once before, he's convinced he's not suited for romance and is determined to find meaning--alone--through his work and role in the community.

Widowed Maeve Lindsay was born and raised on Whelk's Island. Spirited, kind, and a little mischievous, she pours her life into the town. But she carries a secret that shapes her every move.

Together, these three souls find encouragement in the most mysterious places and discover a love that's bigger than their pain, healing their wounded hearts in ways none of them could have hoped for or expected.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a sweet, but completely predictable love story that still made me cry and laugh!

Amanda Whittier thinks a change of scenery will help her and her two children push reset on their lives after her husband's death.  They move to a small coastal town in North Carolina that will hopefully be a new place to create a life for their family of three.  A widowed neighbor Maeve is the sweetest thing and her presence in this family's life was just so dear to read.  And a former friend, Paul enters the scene and reminds them of the past, but may also be a hope for the future.

Although like in most romance books, I knew where this one would end, the journey was worth taking.  This was one of those sweet books that is perfect to read on a summer weekend where you just want to feel hope and love.  With it being Christian fiction, this is one of those romance where there are no sexy scenes or even much if any physical lusting, but there are still some sweet moments where this couple reunites and sees if there is still a flame.  

I have been a Nancy Naigle fan for a long time.  I love her sweet Christmas reads during the holidays that just lift the spirits and I loved this summer romance and would recommend you put this in your beach bag for a summer getaway.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 54 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from WaterBrook & Multnomah.  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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