One moment can change everything…
Alice Emerson and best friend Sasha Miller have made a pact. They’ve decided to swap city living for the beautiful white beaches of the Outer Banks and pour everything they have into launching an ice cream shop in the little house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays with her grandfather. As Alice and Sasha add colour to the walls of the beach house and tempt the locals with their delicious recipes, their fresh new life begins to take shape.
Swept away by her plans, love is the last thing on Alice’s mind. But she keeps running into mysterious doctor Jack Barnes, and finds herself falling for his golden charm and warm smile. As they laugh through sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice tries hard not to think he could be the one for her – Jack is only here for the season, and Alice has had her fair share of heartbreak.
Just when Alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and threatens the future of the ice cream shop. And then Jack reveals a secret of his own…
Will Alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, or can she find true happiness this summer?
From the bestselling author of The Summer House, an utterly stunning, uplifting summer romance, about the power of friendship, discovering family secrets, and the beauty of falling in love by the sea.
4 Summertime Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
A perfect beach read filled with fabulous characters, the sun, the sand, and ice cream 🍦 this was a quick fun read you could read poolside or at the beach in a couple hours… or you could read it on your couch and imagine you are in this beautiful setting of the Outer Banks…
Alice and her BFF Sasha need a fresh start… they have both sworn off men, because the men in their lives have been nothing but heartache… but as they say just as you stop looking, love will walk in (not sure who says this?) when Alice meets Jack there is an instant connection… to be honest I felt as though this was a little quick, but I liked Alice and Jack so much I really wanted happiness for them… but their happiness was challenged by a letter containing a secret… will Alice and Jack get there HEA? you’re going to need to read the book to find out….
Alice was a likable character so down to earth and real… I loved Sasha and her friendship, always a treat when you have a positive female friendship in a book! Jack was also quite the good guy, I could see why Alice would fall for him… The setting also played an important part in this book, it just sounded so beautiful… really brought a sense of summer to life…
Absolutely recommend when you are in the mood for a lovely beach read filled with fabulous characters, a beautiful setting, and love💕
*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for my copy of this beautiful book ***
When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result was Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about the magic of love at Christmas, and 2017 TV movie on The Hallmark Channel.
The rest is history.
When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband.