Saturday, February 17, 2024



Mary Turner longs for a “happily ever after” life in Sand Dollar Cove.  She is expecting her boyfriend to propose.  Of course her answer will be yes.  But when he returns to Sand Dollar Cove after being gone for four months, he returns married and his wife is pregnant.  Mary is devastated but decides to stay in Sand Dollar Cove and she is holding on to the hope that she will find true love one day.  Steven Clarke a new resident of the Cove, hires her to renovate the town’s historic movie theater.  Mary is excited to have something worthwhile to do.  An opportunity to make a difference in the town she loves.  While she is clearing out a storage room in the old theater she discovers an old photo album.  Flipping through the old pictures Mary sees a little girl that looks exactly like her.  But who could it be and what is the connection to Mary.  Mary must find the truth but is she willing to accept it?

Photographs from the Cove written by author Jennifer Bardsley is an amazing continuation to the Sand Dollar Cove Series.  I really enjoyed this story.  It was so great to return to the cove and feel the warmth of the sand under my feet and the sunshine on my face.  I love the characters in these books and I think Mary’s story is one that kept me guessing.  This story tugged at my heartstrings and I was cheering for Mary to find the answers she was searching for.  I loved this story and I highly recommend it.  


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Jennifer Bardsley
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: February 15, 2024
Pages: 369 
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The old cinema sits proud—but neglected—on the cove’s sun-bleached main street. Mary is determined to bring it back to its former glory, but when she discovers a crumbling photo album inside, one picture will change everything…

Mary Turner’s hopes of a happy life in beautiful Sand Dollar Cove come crashing down when her boyfriend leaves her. After her mother walked out when she was just a child, Aiden’s betrayal destroys the last shred of belief in love that Mary’s been clinging on to.

When the cove’s newest resident 
Steven Clarke hires her to renovate the town’s historic movie theater, Mary is scared of failing. But she dreams of bringing the fading theater back to its 1960s glamor. Plus, the more she works with the elusive Steven, the more she comes to like him and his striking good looks—against her better judgement…

As Mary’s confidence grows, her heart starts to reopen to the possibility of love. But then, hidden in the cinema’s storage room, Mary discovers a mysterious photo album containing pictures of a little girl who looks just like her. She can’t believe her eyes. How is Mary connected to this album and the cinema? And will the answers help to heal her broken heart?

Mary is willing to risk everything to learn the truth. But when she uncovers a secret that casts a shadow on her family, on Steven, and on Sand Dollar Cove, will the past haunt her forever?
 Or will she choose to believe in love and finally claim her happy ending?


Jennifer Bardsley
 believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband and two children. Bardsley’s column I Brake for Moms has appeared in the Everett Herald every week since 2012. She also writes young adult paranormal romance under the pen name Louise Cypress.  When Bardsley is not writing books or camping with her Girl Scout troop, you can find her walking from her house to the beach every chance she gets.

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