Thursday, 5 January 2017

Summer at Oyster Bay by Jenny Hale

Summer at Oyster Bay

From Goodreads 

Summer at Oyster Bay is the perfect, feel-good summer romance, about the importance of home and family, learning what love is, and living for the moment.

They say falling in love is easy. But what if you know it’ll break your heart?

For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm her grandfather built, surrounded by sister Rachel’s chatter, Gram’s buttermilk biscuits, and the soft, white sand, Emily is reminded of exactly who she is and what she holds most dear.

When Emily starts work at elegant Water’s Edge Inn, Charles Peterson, the handsome new owner, asks for her help. He wants to expand and needs Emily to teach him the local ways, so he can convince the planning commission. Emily vows to make him fall in love with her hometown, just the way it is.

At work, Charles is reserved and serious, yet once Emily has him kicking off his shoes in the sand and sailing across the glistening Chesapeake Bay, she sees another side to him, and their easy rapport feels like the start of something big.

But when it becomes clear Charles’s plans for the inn involve bulldozing Oyster Bay, Emily is heartbroken. Will she lose her home and Charles all at once, or can she save Oyster Bay, and give true love a chance?        

My thoughts

My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review. I gave this a 4 stars or 8/10.

I enjoy Jenny Hale's books, they're always well written with likeable characters and a story that you can immerse yourself in, this one is no different at all.

Emily Tate, is an Oyster Bay girl through and through. Growing up there as a youngster the place has a huge place in her heart, leaving in her early adult life to start a new life in the city. On returning to Oyster Bay, she starts work in a local Hotel and is soon taken in by the charms of the new owner Charles Petersen, both professionally and emotionally.

Emily likes Oyster Bay as it is and doesn't see the need for change, Charles has a completely different view and would like to see huge changes. He hopes that she will help him gain the faith and trust of the locals. Can Emily make him change his mind and realise that Oyster Bay is lovely as it is?

I enjoyed the developing relationship between Emily and Charles in the story and really hoped that love would conquer all.

If you're looking for something to take you away from your normal day to day life and problems, then grab a copy and immerse yourself in the story like I did.

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