Summer by the Sea: a perfect, feel-good summer romance

Summer by the Sea: a perfect, feel-good summer romance

by Jenny Hale

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Summer by the Sea is a beautiful, heart-warming summer read about sisters, first love and not always getting what we want – but sometimes ending up with exactly what we need.

They say there’s always one summer that changes you.
For Faith the one summer she can’t forget is when she fell in love as a teenager – only for her sister, Casey, to steal her man. Now, at the request of her beloved ninety-year-old Grandmother, Faith has agreed to a family holiday – at their childhood beach house, where it all began.

Faith hasn’t seen her sister in years but is finally ready to forgive and forget, enjoy the sunshine and relive happy memories. What she’s not ready for is meeting Jake Buchanan – the owner of the beach house – or the long-forgotten feelings he ignites in her.

Can Faith overcome the hurt of the past, rekindle the close bond she had with Casey and make this summer THE ONE to remember?

What readers are saying about Jenny Hale…
Jenny Hale has done it again–written a great story about second chances at love with characters you really care about.’ Kim the Bookworm

A gorgeous novel with wonderful characters and such a meaningful plot, one which I think everyone can learn from.’ Reviewed the Book

a delightful read with a wonderful setting and cast of characters at its core; definitely recommended to chick lit fans!’ Spoonful of Happy Endings

‘This book is the epitome of everything I love about reading, about fiction and about romance. It was heart-warming, touching, upsetting, endearing, beautiful and one hundred other adjectives I could reel off… It’s an absolute must-read for any romance fan.’ Paris Baker’s Book Nook

A perfect romance read. Full of tension and heart wrenching feelings that have you biting your lower lip in either frustration or sadness. Have a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye or giggling like a schoolgirl.’ The Book Geek Wears Pajamas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910751114
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 41,573
File size: 599 KB

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Summer by the Sea: a perfect, feel-good summer romance 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the beach.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Summer By The Sea is the tale of two sisters coming together to spend one last summer with their grandmother. Faith and her family are returning to the cottage that once was destroyed during a storm, to help celebrate her Nan's 90th birthday. Faith and her sister, Casey have not really talked to each other ever since Casey stole Scott from Faith when they were teenagers. When they all show up at the brand new cottage, Jake the handyman is there and Faith takes a instant liking to him. Casey who is dealing with marriage issues with Scott is also flirting with Jake which brings Faith right back to her being a teenager. After a fight with Casey about Jake, the two girls make up and Faith helps Casey and Scott regain what they had losted. The issue of Jake and what he does for a living doesn't really sit well with Faith until a trip with him, makes her realize that she is hopelessly in love with Jake, no matter what the cost is. When Jake & Nan surprises the family with a gift that will keep everyone together for years to come, everything comes full circle in the bittersweet ending that will make you shed a tear for this healed family. I really loved this book, the setting just made it perfect. Everything in this book just flowed together like it should without being to awkward dealing with everyone's issues. When Jenny described sitting on the porch watching the sea, I so wished I could be there doing that same thing and this book would make for a excellent movie. This is the first book I ever read by Jenny Hale and I can tell you, it's not gonna be my last. Thank You to Jenny Hale for writing a book that speaks to my soul and I can't wait to read more books by you!! I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
sfrost More than 1 year ago
Every summer I pick one book that I hope will be a relaxing summer read. I prefer books that take place at the beach. Summer by the Sea made that promise. For the most part this book delivered. The story is well written, the characters for the most part are believable, and the tale of a reunion and reconciliation was well constructed. What I found missing was the 'relaxing.' The dysfunctional relationship between Faith and Casey was intense and full of angst. Overall I liked the book very much, I just didn't like being on the edge of my chair worrying about Casey repeating history that Faith has yet to get over and stealing Faith's new boyfriend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh this book pulled at my heartstrings so much more than I had anticipated. I'd just been expecting a sweet summer read and it turned out to be so much more.