Summer At Oyster Bay
ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review.
Jenny Hale has done it to me again! SUMMER AT OYSTER BAY captured my heart from the very first page and never let it go.
Emily Tate is returning to her childhood home on Oyster Bay. When she was younger her parents died and she and her sister, Rachel were raised by their loving grandparents. Emily has been gone for three years and has just broken up with her boyfriend when he asked her to marry him. She will be working at Water’s Edge Inn. SUMMER AT OYSTER BAY introduces Emily to her new boss Charles Peterson. He is going to be expanding the inn and Emily is supposed to help him with that. Soon, Emily finds herself surrounded by those she loves in a place that is filled with memories. Can life get any better? Emily doesn’t think so until she learns that part of the expansion of the inn will include destroying her childhood home.
Can Emily teach Charlie how important the island and her home are to her? SUMMER AT OYSTER BAY is going to pull at your heart. Jenny Hale describes the setting and the characters feelings perfectly. So much so that you won’t be able to stop yourself from falling in love with all of them. Your heart will break for Emily and all she has to go through. On one hand, her feelings for Charlie are extremely strong but on the other hand, how can she let him destroy her home and all the memories that go along with it?
I have only read Jenny Hale’s Christmas books and love them. SUMMER AT OYSTER BAY is even better. Jenny is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She makes me feel so many different things while I’m reading her heart-warming stories. One minute I’m giggling and the next there is a huge lump in my throat. All of the characters are flawed in different ways, but you will find yourself cheering for them throughout the book. My heart melted when Charlie finally figured out what he really wanted. I tried not to rush through the story of Rachel and Jeff . I truly wanted the two of them to work out their problems and repair their relationship. I just wanted to reach in the pages and give them all hugs. I can’t wait to read more by this wonderful author.