Thursday, June 09, 2022



Meghan Gray is living in New York City working as a waitress.  She has dreams of being a chef, but can’t seem to make her dream come true.  She is fed up with her job and the city life.  So, she quits her job, packs her bags and moves to a small and quaint cottage on Hatteras Island.  The cottage is all she has left of her lovely Grandpa.  The first night that Meghan is on the island she meets Toby Meyers, a local businessman.  Their immediate attraction to each other helps Meghan through the memories she has of her Grandpa while making new memories with Toby.  She feels like she is finally home again.  Finding her new path in life is exactly what she needs, and easy with Toby by her side.  

I enjoyed this story so much.  This was a true escape to the beautiful Hatteras Island.  The warmth of the summer sun and the sweet cozy romance was very engrossing.  I felt like the author completely transported me to the sandy beach, relaxing and listening to the ebb and flow of the ocean.  The author's beautifully detailed description of the sights and sounds of the island were phenomenal. This ‘read in one sitting’ book is the perfect beach read! Make sure it is packed inside your beach bag.  It captured my heart from the very first page to the last.  I absolutely loved it.

Thank you Jenny Hale for such a wonderful and sweet story, you never disappoint.  I needed the escape to the beach.   I highly recommend this book.



Author:  Jenny Hale
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: June 9, 2022 
Pages: 257
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A totally perfect and heartwarming small-town romance about new beginnings, old secrets and how home is truly where the heart is… Fans of Susan Mallery, Pamela Kelley, and Mary Alice Monroe will fall head over heels for this romantic page-turner.

Meghan Gray hasn’t returned to the golden sands of Hatteras Island since her beloved Pappy passed away ten years ago. But with her life in New York falling apart—and her dreams of becoming a successful chef going up smoke—she quits her waitress job and heads back home on a hot summer’s day, hoping she’ll find some answers there.

Packing up her belongings, and the manila envelope her grandfather left for her, she makes the nine-hour drive to the sun-drenched island. On her first night, she meets brooding Toby Meyers, whose sparkling blue eyes make her feel like coming home. Meghan is instantly drawn to the enigmatic entrepreneur, longing to know more.

Pappy’s fishing cottage is just how she remembers; a shingled bungalow on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with two rocking chairs on the porch. As the waves crash, Meghan realizes that this house—and the special memories it holds—is all she has left. Could this be her fresh start?

When Meghan opens the faded envelope gifted by her grandpa, she finds an old photograph, along with a mysterious key. If she can find what it belongs to, she’ll unlock a family secret that has the power to change everything—one that has been hidden for decades. And it will either bring Meghan and Toby together, or break their hearts…


Jenny Hale is a USA Today, Amazon, and international bestselling author of romantic contemporary fiction. Her books have sold worldwide, have been translated into multiple languages, and adapted for television. Her novels Coming Home for Christmas and Movie Guide Epiphany Award winner Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses are Hallmark Channel original movies. She was included in Oprah Magazine’s “19 Dreamy Summer Romances to Whisk You Away” and both Southern Living’s “30 Christmas Novels to Start Reading Now” as well as “Beach Reads Perfect for Summer 2020.” Her stories are chock-full of feel-good romance and overflowing with warm settings, great friends, and family. Jenny is at work on her next novel, delighted to be bringing even more heartwarming stories to her readers. When she isn’t writing, or heading up her romantic fiction imprint Harpeth Road, she can be found running around her hometown of Nashville with her husband, two boys, and their labradoodle, taking pictures—her favorite pastime.

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