Joelle Gordon is leaving Chicago and her cheating husband to head for her hometown of Landon, Minnesota. WIth her three beautiful daughters in tow, Joelle is bombarded with an onslaught of memories that Landon evokes. Landon -- home to the Shore Leave Cafe, the restaurant Joelle's family owns -- has some surprises in store for Joelle. Finding herself confronted with the reality of single motherhood, a mysterious but handsome young staffer at the Shore Leave Cafe, her upset daughters, and the prospect of returning to her husband for the well-being of her kids, Joelle must make decisions she never thought she'd face.
A story about heartbreak, blame, family, desire, love, and the difficulties of returning home, Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe highlights hardships to which everyone can relate.
Publisher: Everheart Books
Release Date: December 17th 2012
Series: Shore Leave Cafe
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It can be good to get away from the boring lives that we lead... I mean me here I know your lives are totally fantastic and I'm jealous ;)
Anyway, when I was asked about reviewing the Shore Leave Cafe series I jumped at the chance as I needed a summer series to get stuck into. Especially one with romance but with characters that seemed pretty normal. I felt like this cafe could have been just down the road, it felt homely but also mixed with a little abandon as it it quite clearly not here and I want to be there!
The description above gives you the basic idea about what kind of book this is and I simply adore Abbie Williams' writing style and she leaves such a great cliffhanger that you'll be wanting #2 as soon as possible!
Really enjoyable writing, characters and overall a great start to what looks like a fantastic series.