Monday, December 30, 2013
Beach Winds by Grace Greene, Book Review
The sequel to BEACH RENTAL Off-season at Emerald Isle In-season for secrets of the heart Frannie Denman has been waiting for her life to begin. After several false starts, and a couple of broken hearts, she ends up back with her mother, with whom she doesn't get along, until her elderly uncle gets sick and Frannie goes to Emerald Isle to help manage his affairs while he's recovering. Her uncle's oceanfront home, Captain's Walk, is small and unpretentious, and even though Frannie isn't a 'beach person' she decides Captain's Walk in winter is a great place to hide from her troubles. But Frannie doesn't realize that winter is short in Emerald Isle and the beauty of the ocean and seashore can help heal anyone's heart, especially when her uncle's handyman is the handsome Brian Donovan. Brian has troubles of his own. He sees himself and Frannie as two damaged people who aren't likely to equal a happy 'whole' but he's intrigued by this woman of contradictions. Frannie's mother wants her back home and Brian wants to meet the real Frannie, but Frannie wants to move forward with her life. She needs questions answered. With the right information there's a good chance Frannie will be able to not only change her life, but also have a change of heart.
I was excited to learn that Beach Winds was the sequel to Beach Rental. I loved Beach Rental and that was the first book I read by author Grace Greene and I fell in love! She has done it again with Beach Winds! She introduces a few new characters and of course there are the old characters we already know and love from the first book! Frannie is a dynamic character; she wants to assert her independence and be strong, but isn't quite sure who she is and how to go about it. I love that she turns to the beach and helping her uncle. Along the way she finds inspiration through others. Can she forgive and move on? Can she figure out who she really is, or will she turn back to what she has always known? Can she find love and love in return? A great inspirational and slightly Christian read, Beach Winds will have you yearning to take a walk on the beach!
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