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The House with the Blue Front Door is a continuation of the Harbor Hills series by Elizabeth Bromke. These characters are as endearing as they are fascinating. Four women who all live on the same cul-de-sac in Harbor Hills, Michigan have become friends. The House with the Blue door is occupied by Betsy, a reporter who lost her husband and daughter in a tragic accident. In this story Betsy uncovers new surprising revelations about the accident. Just as book one opens with a scene about an unknown girl coming to 696 Apple Hill Lane, book two includes more flashbacks with this girl. This leaves the reader to wonder just who she might be and how her story connects to the current residents. Book two also unearths some new surprises that will have the reading wishing Book 3 was already available. The series is filled with friendship, secrets and intrigue and I am invested in knowing what happens. Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read an advanced copy, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book is the second in a series about four women who live in the same cul-de-sac. One has lost a child and two are mothers of one child each. The story picks up where the previous book lets off. Although the author provides a description of the main characters, the first book in this series should be read before this one, not only for continuity, but there are spoilers within the story.
The story is very well written and interesting. Each woman is dealing with issues in her life. Although they may not be close friends, they do act as sounding boards for each other. This book ends with some open issues that will lead into the next book.
I recommend this book for mature women readers because of some of the realities the women are dealing with. There are no language or sex issues.
The author provided me with an advance reader copy. This is my honest review.
The House with the Blue Front Door Release date May 4, 2021 By Elizabeth Bromke ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The second installment in the Harbor Hills series is even better than the first! In The House with the Blue Front Door, the familiar characters gain a bit more depth and interest, and the small-town dramas pull the reader even deeper into the mystery surrounding the houses on Apple Hill Lane. I'm already looking forward to the upcoming stories in the series -- my appetite has been whet and I'm ready for more from Harbor Hills!
Note -- While Book 2 could be read as a stand-alone, the introduction to the characters, Harbor Hills, and all their secrets in Book 1 (The House on Apple Hill Lane) made significant contributions to my enjoyment of the series' continuing storyline.
I am loving getting to know these ladies more and seeing their real personalities come through, we are learning more about the quaint cul-de-sac's history as well as the residents past. Beverly is continuing with her article and we learn there is more to what she wants to find out which could lead to heartbreak, while things are getting closer to moving day for Annette and the strain of things is getting to her and Roman mean while Vivi and Eli's school project might uncover more details of the original Apple Hill Lane and that's not all that's going to be uncovered!! I can not wait for the next book as I need to know what's going to happen next for these ladies including the sparks of attraction that some of them have going on.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book. This was my first Elizabeth Bromke book and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. Set in a small town with a group of friends with interconnected lives, it reminded me of the TV show Desperate Housewives. Mystery, romance, scandal. It has everything that makes a good book. I will definitely be going back to read book one in the series well as the sequels.
What an intriguing series! The Harbor Hills neighborhood is filled with interesting people and lots of secrets! I love the multiple viewpoint story that allows you to get the impressions from each of the ladies and insight into their lives. I cannot wait to see what happens next! Harbor Hills is a modern Peyton Place! A very good read!
I had not read the previous book in this series. I think that had more to do with why I felt a bit confused as to what was going on. I definitely recommend reading the first book in this series before this one. I think readers of women’s fiction with a bit of mystery will enjoy this book Thanks to the author for the early copy
Finished reading the ARC of The House with the Blue Front Door. This book is very well written. It is a women’s fiction based on the growing friendship between four women living in the same neighborhood. The characters are dealing with real life issues in today’s world. Grief, divorce, new careers, marriage problems, just to name a few.
Everything needed for a great read can be found in this book. There is no profanity, some mystery and a little romance. I recommend first reading book one of this series, The House on Apple Hill Lane.
The ladies are back on Apple Hill Lane. Getting to know these women even more is such a pleasure. It's exciting to learn these ladies secrets. This series would be a good Netflix series. There are some things i think we won't learn about til the last. For now, i can't wait til the 3rd book comes out.