An absolutely gorgeous and heartwarming read about finding love where you least expect it, new beginnings, and how family is always with you, no matter where you are. Fans of Susan Mallery, Pamela Kelley, and Mary Alice Monroe will adore this romantic page-turner.
When her gram passes away, Melanie Simpson feels utterly lost. But her grandmother’s will gives her a purpose: an inheritance to buy a crumbling house in Rosemary Bay. They used to visit the village every summer, sit by the sparkling water on a beach the color of pearl, and daydream about turning the place on the corner into a bed and breakfast.
On her first night in her new hometown, Melanie meets local contractor and landowner Josh Claiborne, whose eyes match the dazzling sea. Melanie plans to restore the beach house to its original glory, and Josh is the perfect person to help renovate the wrap-around porch weathered by the coastal breeze and the peeling white paint faded by the sun.
But hiding in a closet is a yellowing stack of letters that could change everything. The looping handwriting reveals the mystery of the rickety house––a buried history that touches everyone in Rosemary Bay. Will its secrets bring Melanie and Josh together or tear them apart?
Readers love The Beach House:
“WOW, I couldn’t love this book any more than I already do! So beautifully written… Amazing!” Goodreads reviewer
“I absolutely loved this book!… The cutest read of the summer!” The Miron Monologues
“WOW what a brilliant book, it had me totally gripped from the beginning and I couldn’t put in down. I devoured this in a couple of sessions and I am now gutted it has finished.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Loved this book!… Spectacular! Can't wait to read more of her work!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Simply wonderful. Such a fantastic tale of love… Had me turning the pages faster and faster. It was heartbreaking… Simply beautiful… It was as if I was sitting with a friend having a cuppa.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely loved reading this story and all the twists and turns throughout… Had me hooked.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A beautiful heartwarming read… The perfect summer holiday beach read and left me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside… Perfect escapism… I could almost picture the blue skies sun on my back and sandy beaches.” Fiction Café, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The Beach House will be your favourite read this summer! The only downfall to reading this book is that you’ll get nothing else done until you finish it! It’s a small price to pay for a good story!… Difficult to put down! I was sad when it ended!” Goodreads reviewer
“Oh my stars this book was just what my little heart needed!… I adored it and will recommend it to anyone who will listen :).” @theloopyknot
“Sensational! This author never disappoints… So full of emotion and drama you will want to read this book in one sitting. This book is worth more than five stars.’ @romance.movies.and.books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book really touched my heart and I was so engrossed that I couldn’t put it down until I read the last page. And even today, I find myself thinking about this story… Tugged at my soul.” StarAngels Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Perfect Beach Read
Melanie spent the final 3 years of her grandmother’s life being her caregiver full time, so when her grandmother passed away, Melanie is devastated. She is left with a big decision with renovating her grandmothers Florida beach house. What will she find and will she be able to rebuild her life in the way she envisioned? What secrets will she uncover? This heart warming and uplifting book will have you turning the pages to find out Melanie’s fate.
I’m a big fan of Jenny Hale’s books as I love that she writes heartwarming and uplifting books that leave you feeling hopeful.
Very good book
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Josh & Melanie’s story was often predictable, but entertaining, nevertheless. There were a few twists & turns to their story, but they were pretty well telegraphed. It was sweet. There were no sexual encounters to skip. Just a sweet love story
Amazing …LOVED IT!! Best Beach Read of 2021!!!
Melanie Simpson feels completely lost and unsure of what life holds for her after her gram passes away. After the reading of her Grandmother’s will, her life’s purpose is revealed to her. Melanie and her Gram used to visit Rosemary Bay every year, sit on the beach, and dream about turning Ellis House into a bed and breakfast. When her Gram leaves her an inheritance, she gives Melanie explicit instructions to buy the Ellis House in Rosemary Bay and fix it up. Melanie finds herself heartbroken to go back there by herself without her Gram, but finds strength from within to return to Rosemary Bay and carry out her gram’s final wishes. Ellis House is a disaster and needs a tremendous amount of work. When Melanie meets local carpenter Josh Claiborne, he is the perfect person to help her renovate the beach house. During the renovation, they find a stack of old yellowing letters in a closet, some written in her gram’s handwriting. The letters affect all the residents of Rosemary Bay in one way or another, as well as revealing the true history of the old house. Will the secrets in the letters bring Josh and Melanie closer together? The mystery of the letters and secrets they tell, will have you devouring this amazing story. If you are heading to the beach this summer, this is the one and only book you’ll need in your bag. But if you can’t make it to the beach, this story is sure to make you feel like you had a beach vacation. The portrayal of the characters will have you including them in your circle of friends, and the detailed description of Rosemary Bay will have you packing your bags ready to move there. What a fantastic escape.
This unputdownable must read is one that will pull at your heartstrings. Hale’s books just keep getting better and better, with each one better than the last. This author needs to be on your auto-buy list, with this must read, first on your list. Thank you Jenny Hale for such a wonderful, wonderful book. This extraordinary and engaging story is sure to resinate in my heart and soul for years to come.