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Seabreeze Inn (Summer Beach Book 1) Kindle Edition
A widowed artist. An old crush. One summer to get her life back.
**A USA Today bestseller.**
"Jan Moran is a favorite author of mine. All in all a fun read that grabs you at the start." —Tina Sloan, Author and Award-Winning Actress
Ivy Marin’s life implodes after discovering that her late husband had spent their life savings on a beach house. Strapped for cash as an art teacher and with nowhere to go, Ivy and her recently jilted sister head to Summer Beach to recreate their lives. If only renovating a historical home didn’t unveil a host of hidden secrets in the beachside community—and the mayor wasn’t her former high school crush.
Bennett Dylan led a campaign against Ivy’s late husband to block the rezoning of the beach house land for a high-rise resort. Although it’s been ten years since his wife’s death, Bennett is avoiding the pain of loving—and possibly losing—another woman. And then the FBI shows up… Ivy’s demands for a zoning variance for a bed-and-breakfast couldn’t come at a worse time for him.
Despite distractions, Ivy has one summer to sway the town to salvage her livelihood and the new life in Summer Beach she’s come to love.
With spellbinding intrigue and poignant self-discovery, Seabreeze Inn is a sweet summer beach read. If you like sun-soaked beach sagas you can lose yourself in, Seabreeze Inn and Summer Beach’s fascinating characters are for you. Start your vacation in Summer Beach now with Seabreeze Inn and the Summer Beach series. After that, the Summer Beach fun continues with the new Coral Cottage. Find out why readers say, "Life is better in Summer Beach."
More than 2500 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon!
"SEABREEZE INN is truly an enjoyable, lovely read that will lift your spirits. If you enjoy a light, breezy read, old houses and characters with secrets, you will want to add this book to your TBR. Art lovers will also enjoy this book that slips in a little romance." - Silver's Reviews
"An entertaining beach read that offers multi-generational context and humor." - InD'Tale Magazine
"A wonderful story that is a great at any time of the year. Will make you feel like the sea breeze is streaming through your hair." - Laura Bradbury, Bestselling Author, My Grape Year
"I love stories where the protagonist connects with an old love! Especially if the story is set at the beach. Wonderful characters and a sweet story. Doesn't get much better." - Kellie Coates Gilbert, Bestselling Author, The Pacific Bay Series
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
"Sweet romance with a mystery." - Romance in Her Prime
"Jan Moran is a favorite author of mine. All in all a fun read that grabs you at the start." - Tina Sloan, Author of Changing Shoes, Award-Winning Actress
"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." Booklist
"The perfect blend of mystery and romance...the women in Jan's stories are always intelligent and strong. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family. The story evoked a wide range of emotions but most of all love. " - Betty's Reviews
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"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster, Author of Expert Witness
"Jan Moran is a favorite author of mine. All in all a fun read which grabs you at the start." -- Tina Sloan, Author of Changing Shoes, Award-Winning Actress
"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." -Booklist
"SEABREEZE INN is truly an enjoyable, lovely read that will lift your spirits." - Amazon Reviewer E.S.
"This book is the perfect blend of mystery and romance in a spectacular setting. I love how the women in Jan's stories are always intelligent and strong business women. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family. The story evoked a wide range of emotions but most of all love. " - Amazon Reviewer B.J.T.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07T9K657N
- Publisher : Sunny Palms Press (July 30, 2019)
- Publication date : July 30, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2439 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 382 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1942073127
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #23 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We don't see much of her daughters but from the occasional phone interactions we see her daughters as spoilt, self-absorbed individuals. Although they are adults Ivy doesn't explain her dire circumstances caused by her husband's reckless disregard for her financial security, and the fact that he was having an affair, and had previous affairs through their marriage.
The author introduces a cast of thousands (at least that's how it felt) with five married siblings, and each couple having numerous children. Part way through there is a page of names at a party but most of them don't appear again.
This ended up feeling shallow with some storylines that faded away and were then brought back with a sentence about how Ivy was worried e.g. about her parents, and yet, she was too busy to visit them, and finally turns out to be nothing at all.
This could have been so much more with stronger, well-developed characters; better, realistic dialogue; and less plot points. This felt as though the author threw in as many ideas as possible and then tried to tie it up at the end and deciding she couldn't left many things hanging.
They are older women and it was exciting to see that even older women can recreate their lives. Recreate it they did. When they went there it was to sell the beach house but when they got there Ivy said no I decided to live here. She had no idea where that came from. She didn't have much money so their family got together for a fix it up party. Their parents did this when they were young. I liked this idea. As they were fixing it up, they discovered a secret room and wow the things in the secret room. They notified the Sheriff on their finding and it brought in the FBI. The original owner had hidden journals and she wrote I think I have written before but I can't find them. There is a lot of mystery going on but one thing kept with me was what is the owner had drawn Ivy to this beach house so she would discover the things.
This book has older women, their children, family, neighbors and their parents seemed I don't know why I think this, a throwback to yesterday because they just seemed to bring the past to their future. It was just so unique. This is a book I think each person that reads it is going to take away different things. It is an amazing story and I have bought #2 and preordered #3.
When Bay family "issues", force Ivy Bay Marin and her sister Shelly come back the West Coast after decades away, they are planning on finishing the settlement of Ivy's late husband Jeremy's estate with the sale of an abandoned white elephant of a house. Little does anyone know what Summer Beach will do to keep them there. Las Brisas del Mar soon has them in it's spell, bring the past to the present in resplendent style.
How authors like Jan Moran can keep things interesting amazes me! From historic France to America; to Italy; from the world of perfume and chocolate to the California beauty scene, each of Moran's books is captivating, and reflects her love of the written word as well as her insatiable curiosity. I can hardly wait to dive into a second and then third helping of the adventures that await Ivy and Shelly! Highly Recommended. 5/5