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Title: The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay
Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Page Count: 412
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Lori Wilde returns to Moonglow Cove, Texas, with a heartwarming novel about two estranged sisters who must come together after they receive a bizarre inheritance from their grandmother.
It was an inheritance neither sister expected—a lighthouse in Moonglow Cove, left to them by a grandmother they never knew! Harper and Flannery weren’t exactly best friends either. For years, Flannery had held down the home front, taking care of their sick mother and raising a daughter, while Harper sent nothing but checks. And after their mother’s funeral the two sisters had an argument that left them not speaking for six years—why, Harper didn’t even know she has a niece!
But life has a way of changing when you least expect it. And the sisters discover their grandmother’s will has a stipulation: the two of them must live there, work out their issues… and compete in baking challenges with a hundred-year-old sourdough starter. If either of them gives up, or fails to keep the starter alive, they lose the lighthouse. Will they be able to come together and see their grandmother’s wish come true? Or will these two sisters forever be estranged?
The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay by Lori Wilde is the third book in the contemporary romance Moonglow Cove series. The story in The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay is one that is told by alternating the point of view between the two sisters with a third POV occasionally mixed in.
As with a lot of romance series the setting in the Moonglow Cove series is the common theme with the main characters changing from book to book. With new characters in the stories the books in the Moonglow Cove series can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so.
Harper and Flannery grew up being extremely close with one another due to their mother’s unstable upbringing. Despite their closeness however Harper and Flannery haven’t spoken in the last several years since the day they buried their mother having a huge fight at the funeral.
Harper and Flannery have now both made their way to Moonglow Cove when contacted about their grandmother’s estate, a grandmother they never knew. When the will is read Harper and Flannery find that they must stay at the lighthouse for the next several weeks in order to satisfy the terms of the will to get their inheritance which both women desperately need.
Now to be honest I had no idea when I picked up The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay by Lori Wilde that it was a part of the series and never once suspected while reading only finding out when finished. The story about these two sisters pulled me in and didn’t want to let me go and I never found any hint of missing anything prior. I loved the growth of both women and the romance blended well into their stories as they found one another and themselves. The ending felt a tad hurried but otherwise a great read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Lori Wilde is an award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers’ Weekly bestselling author of 96 works of romantic fiction. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie, as well as her Wedding Veil Wishes series.
Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics and is also a certified yoga instructor. A fifth-generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.