Review A BELLA FLORA CHRISTMAS by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPub

The publisher of the media / book has provided me with a review copy at no cost. Opinions are my own. Review A BELLA FLORA CHRISTMAS by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPubA Bella Flora Christmas (Ten Beach Road Novella) by Wendy Wax
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on November 7, 2017
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four-half-stars

 

 

About the Author

Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of twelve novels, including A Week at the LakeWhile We Were Watching Downton AbbeyThe House on Mermaid PointOcean Beach, and Ten Beach Road.

My Thoughts:

 

The girls are spending one last holiday at Bella Flora since Kyra has rented it out for a year to an unknown tenant in order to meet her financial obligations.  She doesn’t want Dustin to appear in his father’s film even though it would give her a lot of breathing room so the story revolves around her internal conflicts of trying to do what is best for her son.

Kyra has even more to deal with when her Daniel brings a Great Dane puppy to live with them.  Since they are moving into a tiny one bedroom, having a dog that size is just a horrible thought.  This one thing makes me hate Daniel even more since what kind of person would give a dog to someone without understanding the financial and emotional output a dog of that size would require.  Kyra and Dustin accept the challenge with grace and of course, Kyra bares this burden because of her son.

These quick-read novellas only make me want a full-length book that much more.  That said, I really enjoyed catching up with my favorite characters from Ten Beach Road. This is just such a fun way to spend a few hours and take a beachy break. The next book is almost here:

One Good Thing (Ten Beach Road Series)

Apr 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

four-half-stars

#Giveaway Review ONE GOOD THING by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPub 5.7 ‏

The publisher of the media / book has provided me with a review copy at no cost. Opinions are my own. One Good Thing (Ten Beach Road, #5) by Wendy Wax
ISBN: 045148861X
Published by Berkley Books on April 25th 2017
Genres: Family & Relationships, Fiction, Love & Romance, Women
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
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four-half-stars

From the USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives…

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down…

Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.

Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and deal with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can’t quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son’s famous father that comes with far too many strings attached…

But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.

About the Author

Wendy Wax is the author of seven previous novels. A former broadcaster, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and two teenage sons, who have turned her into the shortest member of their family.
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My Thoughts
When their renovation show, Do-Over turned into a reality show, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find they must rebuild their relationship.  Nikki is now pregnant with twins, Maddie has hooked up with a rock star, Kyra is still figuring out life with her son and his famous actor dad and Avery is adjusting to life after her mother’s death.  If you have followed the other books in this series, you know this one will be like revisiting old friends.  You don’t have to read them in order, but it does help.
Oh, so many things have gone wrong for this group of women and they find that once again they must rely on each other to hold themselves together.  The group is also joined by Bitsy, who was one of the people who put up money for the renovation of the Sunshine Hotel.  Now she is destitute since her husband took off with a stripper and her money.  Since she does have a stellar background in arranging parties, she tries to help regroup the girls around marketing the Hotel and make back some of their investment.
This story is just the perfect way to start off your summer reading.   You keep wondering if they can survive their bad luck and get through all of the drama that each woman is working through.  There is a bit of romance, some hormonal issues and bad decisions that need to be righted.  Overall, it is just such a fun read.
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#Giveaway Review Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax @Wendy_Wax @BerkleyPub 7.19

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ISBN: 0425274489
Published by Berkley on June 21st 2016
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life… There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix… After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?   Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…

MY THOUGHTS

 

Maddie, Nikki, Avery and Kyra are all back together again after Kyra finds a dilapidated hotel in a perfect location.  After the fallout of losing everything to a Ponzi scheme set up by Nikki’s brother, the girls decide to go back to their roots and film another show to pay off their debts.  The Sunshine Beach Club and Hotel is owned by Renee and Annelise, two sisters with some serious sibling rivaling and some secrets of their own.  The girls also become involved in the mystery of what actually happened to the two sister’s mother.

Of course there is a bit of romance when Maddie and Nikki’s exes both return as well as a catch up on Kyra and Avery’s love life.  Of course there are nightly cocktails and plans that don’t go how they should, but that is all part of the charm of these books.  If you are a fan of HGTV and beachy summer reads, you will love Wendy Wax’s TEN BEACH ROAD series.  You don’t have to read them in order, but it does help a bit to become familiar with the characters.

 

About the Author

Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of twelve novels, including A Week at the Lake, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, The House on Mermaid Point, Ocean Beach, and Ten Beach Road.

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