Sharon’s review ~ Mermaid Beach by Sheila Roberts

Posted May 13, 2024 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

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Sharon’s review ~ Mermaid Beach by Sheila RobertsMermaid Beach by Sheila Roberts
Published by Harlequin on April 25, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased for review
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4 Stars

“Roberts proves again why she is the premier purveyor of small-town, feel-good romance.” —Booklist

USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers back to Moonlight Harbor with a story of music, hopes, dreams and family, brimming with Sheila’s trademark humor and heart.

Bonnie Brinks and her all-woman band, The Mermaids, are the pride of Moonlight Harbor. They’re the house band at The Drunken Sailor, and that’s just the right amount of fame for Bonnie. A lifetime ago, she went to Nashville to make it big, but she returned home with a broken heart and broken dreams. Now she’s got a comfortable life and a brilliant daughter, Avril, who plays for The Mermaids alongside Bonnie and Bonnie’s mother, Loretta.

Avril has big dreams of her own. Her life in Moonlight Harbor is good—she loves singing and playing guitar with The Mermaids, and she has the sweetest, most loyal boyfriend a girl could ask for—but it all feels so…small. She can’t help wondering if there’s something more out there for her. And she doesn’t understand why her mom won’t support her going to Nashville to find out.

Meanwhile, Bonnie threw in the towel on her love life long ago, but Loretta sure hasn’t. She’s determined to be swept off her feet, and she wants the same for her daughter. When the hunky new owner of The Drunken Sailor turns the tables on the band and Avril announces she’s leaving Moonlight Harbor, Bonnie’s comfortable life seems to be drifting away. Will these three generations of Mermaids find their happy endings on the Washington coast? Or will the change in the winds leave them all shipwrecked?

A Moonlight Harbor Novel

Book 1: Welcome to Moonlight Harbor
Book 2: Winter at the Beach
Book 3: The Summer Retreat
Book 4: Beachside Beginnings
Book 5: Sunset on Moonlight Beach
Book 6: Sand Dollar Lane
Book 7: Mermaid Beach
Book 8: The Best Life Book Club

A wonderful multi-generational women’s fiction story that centered on family, romance, following dreams, dealing with adversity, and most of all music; Mermaid Beach was one of those books that I thought about long after I finished it; I highly recommend it. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books

 

Mermaid Beach was a story about love, loss, and living life to the fullest and I enjoyed it very much. The Mermaids are a house band that headlines at one of the town’s bar, The Drunken Sailor. The band includes Bonnie, her mother Loretta, and Bonnie’s daughter Avril and Avril’s friend. Bonnie is a talented singer who spent time in Nashville before she got pregnant and returned home after the man she was seeing did her dirty in more ways than one. Loretta lost her husband and is ready to find love again and thinks she might have found the one, but his business keeps him very busy. Avril is a local teacher with dreams of going to Nashville and hitting it big, something that brings great stress to Bonnie. Three women all looking for something more in their life while supporting one another as best they can.

This was a feel good story with a lot of twists and turns and it kept my attention from the first page to the last. All three characters were amazing in their own right; all very different personalities, but they loved each other fiercely even when they don’t always agree. I loved the dynamics between these three as well as watching all three as they navigate old and new relationships.

A wonderful multi-generational women’s fiction story that centered on family, romance, following dreams, dealing with adversity, and most of all music; Mermaid Beach was one of those books that I thought about long after I finished it; I highly recommend it.

4 Stars

Posted May 13, 2024 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments