USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers on a wintry trip to the harbor in her latest holiday novel…
The town of Moonlight Harbor needs to convince tourists that the beach is still the place to be—even when the sunshine goes south for the winter. Jenna Jones, new proprietor of The Driftwood Inn, has the perfect idea: a holiday festival called Seaside with Santa.
Jenna is happy to throw herself into planning the event. With all the decorating, preparation and extra reservations at the inn because of the festival—and with two wonderful but very different men hoping to claim more of her time and her heart—Jenna is busy. Busy, but happy. Even with her troublesome ex in the picture, life feels as close to perfect as she’s ever known.
Until the weather turns her festival into a farce. Suddenly Mother Nature is not only raining on Jenna’s parade, the old bat’s trying to blow the floats and their princesses out to sea. Soon everyone is without power and the road out of town is blocked. And Jenna has a full motel.
After the generator conks out, she’s not so sure she and her guests will make it through to the New Year in one piece. But with a little pulling together and a lot of holiday spirit, everyone might find that life—and Christmas—is always good at the beach.
This book had some rough patches in flow but the characters were quite fun and it is easy to wonder how each person or family is doing now in the New Year. Will Kat's health improve? Who will Jenna pick to love? Will Pete keep being a lazy slob? Will Susan stop selling elastic waist polyester pants? A very comforting book about facing the trials of the storm and the trials and joys of pulling together in relationships, with people being imperfect but just trying to get through life decently. It ended on a happy ever after note of hope. It makes you want to keep reading the series and staying a part of these people who are now your special pretend friends.
Liked the characters
We got to enjoy winter at the beach, without the cold! New friendships were made, old ones repaired, and good examples of “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade“. I look forward to following these characters in the next book of the series.
I just love how the story put me inside the book and make me feel like i just want to know more and more in every line.