Thursday, June 1, 2017

TLC Book Tour: The Beach House: Coming Home

The cover of this novel screams "summer" and "beach read" and people who judge a book by it's cover wouldn't be entirely wrong.  This is an engaging and quick read with characters I liked.

Synopsis taken from Amazon:

Bestselling author Georgia Bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand.
Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all.
After you’ve given your baby to strangers, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?
Fourteen years ago, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, pregnant and terrified. Desperate to protect her baby from a malicious grandfather and needed at home to take care of her own critically ill father, Melinda makes the most generous, heart-wrenching choice of all: adoption. Now she’s living the successful life her father struggled to give her, but missing her daughter with a longing that shadows every joy.
Jeremy Richmond knows the beach house the way a painter knows his canvas, intimately and focused on detail. His life revolves around his adopted daughter, Shiloh, the girl who’s owned his heart from the moment he first held her as an infant. They were a picture-perfect family until Shiloh was diagnosed with pediatric lupus and Jeremy’s wife walked away.

When Shiloh tells her father she’s tired of fighting her illness and wants to meet her biological mother before it’s too late, Jeremy agrees to find a woman he has no desire to meet.
From the moment Melinda and Jeremy come face-to-face, they realize their worlds will never be the same. Will the beach house that has harbored troubled hearts for decades prove to be the balm they need to heal…? 

My Thoughts:

The setting of this novel is gorgeous and transported me to the south.  The storyline is engaging as we meet Melinda, a woman who gave her baby up for adoption and is excited to get to meet this girl fourteen years later. 

Of course Melinda and Jeremy, the adoptive father go head to head about a variety of things, which adds to this novel since readers will easily see the sexual tension and attraction between them.

Melinda's reasons for giving up her baby are good ones, and since they are revealed slowly, I kept reading wanting to know more about this woman and her past.

I'm late to the party on Georgia Bockoven's work.  As I searched Amazon I found several Beach House titles, so readers who enjoy this one will have a few books to keep them occupied for a while. However, this works great as a stand alone title, too, and can easily be read without having read others in this series.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review.  All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.

For more information, visit the HarperCollins website.


Ti said...

It is the time for beach reads, isn't it? I reviewed a beachy read on my blog today too!
I am not one for straight-up chick lit but decent women's fiction with a beachy setting is usually okay in my book. Some depth is a plus.

It looks like you are at Book Expo. I die. I get so jealous when I see the book piles. I've already requested three based on what I've seen on Instagram.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!