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Title: Coming Home to Seashell Harbor
Author: Miranda Liasson
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Page Count: 385
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
An emotional novel about first love, second chances, and what it means to follow your heart from this award-winning author who “writes with humor and heart” (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author).
Hadley Wells swapped her dreams of saving the planet for the glamour of Hollywood. But when a very public breakup reveals cracks in her not-so-perfect life, she returns to her hometown to reassess what it is she truly wants. Unfortunately, Seashell Harbor has some trouble of its own—including the first man to ever break her heart.
A serious injury forced footballer Tony Cammareri into early retirement—now he’s determined to reboot his life with a splashy new restaurant venture. He knows better than to expect a happy reunion with Hadley, but he’s determined to make up for the way things ended between them. Yet when Tony and Hadley end up vying for control of the town’s future, they find themselves once again on opposing sides.
As their rivalry intensifies, they must decide what’s worth fighting for—and what it truly means to be happy.
Coming Home to Seashell Harbor by Miranda Liasson is the first book in the new contemporary romance Seashell Harbor series. As with a lot of romance series the common theme in the Seashell Harbor series is the setting so the main characters will change from book to book. Since there are new characters in each all of the books can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so.
Coming Home to Seashell Harbor is a second chance romance with Hadley Wells returning to her home town of Seashell Harbor after a very public break up. When Hadley returns she finds that her grandmother is thinking of selling her business, the Pooch Palace and unfortunately for Hadley the interested buyer is the first man to break her heart, Tony Cammareri, who wants to open a restaurant in the building where the Pooch Palace is located.
One of my favorite tropes in romance is a second chance story where characters already have a background to build upon so it wasn’t surprising to find myself easily caught up in Coming Home to Seashell Harbor. I’m also a huge animal lover so having the story revolve around some cute critters also quickly won me over. With likable characters, a lovely setting and a fun plot I was a fan of this opener to the Seashell Harbor series and will definitely want to come back for more in book two.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Miranda Liasson is a bestselling author who writes about the important relationships in women’s lives as well as the self-discovery and wisdom gained along the way. Her heartwarming and humorous romances have won numerous accolades and have been praised by Entertainment Weekly for the way she “deals with so much of what makes life hard . . . without ever losing the warmth and heart that characterize her writing.” She believes we can handle whatever life throws at us just a little bit better with a laugh.
A proud native of Northeast Ohio, she and her husband live in a neighborhood of old homes that serve as inspiration for her books.
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