BOOK REVIEW: Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods

Sherryl Woods is a master storyteller when it comes to bringing small town living alive with warmth, emotions, and character-driven stories.

Sand Castle Bay is the first book in her new trilogy Ocean Breeze.  Emily Castle, the youngest of three sisters, is a very successful interior designer on the West Coast.  She left her life in North Carolina to follow her dreams.  She also left behind the man she loved, Boone Dorsett, a successful restaurateur.  A hurricane barreling straight towards her grandmother’s home has Emily heading back to North Carolina.

Neither Emily nor Boone were looking forward to seeing each other, but it was inevitable.  There is still a lot of built-up emotion between the two.  The hurt, betrayal, and misunderstandings of ten years ago still lingers.  The author weaves a captivating story of these two characters working out their differences to get a second chance at love.  There are complications thrown in – Boone’s young son and his ex in-laws – and trust issues, and it is all told with such attention to detail you feel you are part of the story.  The supporting characters draw you in and make you feel like part of the community.  The author beautifully sets the background for Emily’s two sisters and their stories, and I can’t wait to read the next two books in the trilogy.

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