Top positive review
What a fun series to read !
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2019
Seabreeze Summer: A Summer Beach Novel Book Two is by Jan Moran. This sequel takes place in Summer Beach, California where Ivy and Shelly are trying to turn the house Ivy inherited from her husband, Jeremy, when he unexpectedly died. He had purchased this house with their retirement money and the money for his daughter’s education without Ivy’s knowledge. She had been forced to sell their home and everything to pay his debts and this was the only thing left and he owed back taxes on it too. In order to keep the house, she had to pay those taxes within a year. To do this, she is trying to get zoning changed to allow her to turn it into a hotel. She couldn’t tear it down or anything as it was declared a historical site.
Ivy had decided to stay here and turn the house into a hotel to pay off the taxes and keep it. She talked her sister into staying here and not returning to her dead-in life in New York. Their niece, Poppy, who was visiting decided to stay and put her marketing degree to work marketing the hotel. The house had belonged to an older couple and was left as is, including the stolen art secreted within the walls. Those had been turned over to the FBI for processing as they were stolen WWII art. What else might they find in the house?
How can they convince the council to allow a variance in zoning to allow her to turn the home into a hotel, especially with the resistance of their neighbor, Darla? Having the mayor living here along with several other influential people in the community after their homes were destroyed by a forest fire could be either an advantage or disadvantage.
The book is delightful and it keeps you on your toes wondering what they will find next in the house and if they will finally find a journal explaining how these stolen items got to the house. Coupled with romances popping out all over and Ivy’s daughters’ reactions to her decision to move here as well as a rotten chihuahua things keep hopping here at Seabreeze Inn.