"A runaway winner! It is 5 am and I just finished reading! THE BEST IS YET TO COME has exceeded all my expectations! I had tears in my eyes while reading. I truly felt the love, the sense of community, and the strength of these characters." 5 stars
Best friends. High school sweethearts. Passionate lovers. Once upon a time, Sarah Bartow and Calvin Vaughn were everything to each other. Until big dreams—and an even bigger tragedy—tore them apart.
Ten years after good-bye, they're finally together again at Summer Lake in the Adirondacks...and the sparks between them are hotter than ever. Soon one kiss is turning into so much more. Not only breathtaking, sizzling lovemaking—but also deep, honest emotions that can't be denied.
Calvin refuses to let the ambitions and disasters that separated them a decade ago wreck them this time. Not when he knows for sure that Sarah is his one—his only—true love. He let her get away once. He won't make the same mistake again. Even if it means risking his entire heart, and every last piece of his soul, to show her they belong together now...and forever.
"Not since Nora Roberts has anyone been able to write a big family romance series with every book as good as the last. Bella Andre never disappoints." Revolving Bookcase Reviews
"Bless you Bella Andre, you took me deep enough into a book for a HUGE emotional cry! A spectacular, emotional, thought provoking roller coaster ride of a story. Bella has done it yet again, penned a phenomenal story!" 5 stars from Lynn
"I cried, laughed & lost my heart in THE BEST IS YET TO COME!" 5 stars from Pam
"I was captivated by THE BEST IS YET TO COME!" 5 stars from Angie
"What a beautiful start to a new series in Summer Lake. Bella Andre is the queen of page turning romance! A beautiful emotional second chance romance in a small town." 5 stars from Rhonda
"Such a heartwarming story, I laughed and got teary eyed! I enjoyed every minute of being in Summer Lake!" 5 stars from Ashley
SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS
The Look of Love
From This Moment On
Can't Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
If You Were Mine
Let Me Be The One
Come A Little Bit Closer
Always On My Mind
Kissing Under The Mistletoe
One Perfect Night
The Way You Look Tonight
It Must Be Your Love
Just To Be With You
I Love How You Love Me
All I Ever Need Is You
NEW YORK SULLIVANS
Every Beat Of My Heart
Now That I've Found You
Since I Fell For You
Sweeter Than Ever
The Best Is Yet To Come
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
You Do Something To Me
Every Time We Fall In Love
Falling In Love All Over Again
Your Love Is Mine
There Goes My Heart
When You Kiss Me
More Maine Sullivans are coming soon!
As Long As I Have You
More London Sullivans are coming soon!
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of "The Sullivans", "The Morrisons" and "The Maverick Billionaires" series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 9 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.
Return To Beloved Summer Lake
I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book, The Best Is Yet To Come by Bella Andre.
I fell in love with Bella Andre's work with her first book in the Sullivan series, The Look Of Love, and that love has grown with each book of hers I've read. I've read other books she has written, besides the Sullivans and loved every one because they are so magnificently written. She is one of the few authors, whose books I will buy no matter how much they cost
(Don't tell my husband).
The Best Is Yet To Come is book #1 of The Summer Lake series, a spinoff of The Sullivans. It is the story of Calvin and Sarah's second chance at love. Ten years prior, Calvin was faced with a horrendous tragedy that no one should have to face and it almost destroyed him. Sarah was not there for Calvin when he needed her most and neither one of them has ever gotten over it. Now Sarah is back in Summer Lake for business and personal reasons that require her to see Calvin and she is hoping its doesn't blowup in her face. Seeing each other makes them both aware that they have unresolved issues between them that need to be addressed and dealt with before they can move on. It also becomes obvious that they still have feelings for each other besides anger, resentment and animosity.
Is there hope for a reconciliation between Calvin and Sarah? Can they let go of past hurts and open their hearts to love a second time? And what about the fact that Sarah is just in town for a couple weeks and plans to leave when her business is complete?
Beautiful Second Chance Love!
I love this new Sullivan spin-off series.
Calvin and Sarah reunite after 10 years and there's hope for a second chance of forever. They both have a lot of pain from their break-up that needs to heal. Sarah is still mourning the loss of her father. He was a very strong and influential force in her life. Sarah needs to understand what "reaching for the brass ring" means to her. Calvin has raised his sister since she was born due to some extremely tragic circumstances. He has put up a good front letting everyone believe he is beyond the pain, hurt and angry of the past, until Sarah comes back.
As Calvin and Sarah begin a new relationship it seems that everyone in Summer Lake has an opinion about it. The cast of characters in this small Adirondack town are a very special group of people. They speak their mind. They are loyal. They are proud. They compliment the story of Calvin and Sarah.
The secondary storyline of Olive, Sarah's grandmother and her first love Carlos, an employee of Olive's father back in 1941 is unexpected and poignant. It adds a dimension and parallel to Sarah's present day romance with Calvin.
I recommend this book as a must read especially if you are a fan of second chance romances.
Loved, loved, loved this book
What a sweet way to spend a lazy day, spending it with Sarah & Calvin. I very much enjoyed their story of love found, love abandoned, & love found & made stronger & better. The people surrounding them are also so well drawn that I wish I could know them myself. By all means, read this delightful book.