Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review { Summer at Oyster Bay }

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are of my own*

Synopsis: Summer at Oyster Bay is the perfect, feel-good summer romance, about the importance of home and family, learning what love is, and living for the moment.
They say falling in love is easy. But what if you know it’ll break your heart?
For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm her grandfather built, surrounded by sister Rachel’s chatter, Gram’s buttermilk biscuits, and the soft, white sand, Emily is reminded of exactly who she is and what she holds most dear.
When Emily starts work at elegant Water’s Edge Inn, Charles Peterson, the handsome new owner, asks for her help. He wants to expand and needs Emily to teach him the local ways, so he can convince the planning commission. Emily vows to make him fall in love with her hometown, just the way it is.
At work, Charles is reserved and serious, yet once Emily has him kicking off his shoes in the sand and sailing across the glistening Chesapeake Bay, she sees another side to him, and their easy rapport feels like the start of something big.
But when it becomes clear Charles’s plans for the inn involve bulldozing Oyster Bay, Emily is heartbroken. Will she lose her home and Charles all at once, or can she save Oyster Bay, and give true love a chance?

This was such a heartwarming love story. Charlie and Emily have a strong connection at the very beginning of the book you are just waiting for when they are going to finally act on their feelings! Family is a big part of my life and for Emily, the main character, family was also a huge part of her life; I really enjoyed the strong family connection all the characters had. 

Jenny Hale, the author, did an amazing job setting the scene. The book was based at Oyster Bay in the Chesapeake area and you really get a sense of the small town. It makes you just want to hop in your swim suit and be on the peaceful beach at Emily's grandparents home. I will certainly be reading some more of Jenny Hale's books! 

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1 comment :

Stephanie|AStyleofHerOwn said...

Sounds like the perfect summer read! :)

xo, Stephanie