I’m pleased to welcome you today to the final day of the blog tour for the lovely and heartwarming The House on Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale. Thank you to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
Title: The House on Firefly Beach
Publication Day – June 5th 2020
Author: Jenny Hale
About the book:
Nothing beats falling in love under the sun, with the sand beneath your feet. This gorgeous, feel-good, and heartwarming summer escape from the bestselling author of The Summer House is perfect for fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Mallery and Nancy Thayer.
For Sydney Flynn, her treasured family home, Starlight Cottage, is her sanctuary. The house on the beach, surrounded by glittering turquoise waters, is the perfect place for her fresh start, piecing her life back together after it fell apart. That’s until her knees almost buckle at the sight of Nate Henderson.
As teenagers, Sydney and Nate spent their summers whispering sweet nothings and promising “forever” to each other. Sydney never imagined that her childhood sweetheart was going to break her heart, driving away from her and Firefly Beach, never looking back.
Now, when Sydney spots him at her sister’s wedding, their eyes meeting across the rows of guests, she barely recognizes him. The down-to-earth son of a fisherman, forever in beach t-shirts and flip flops, is replaced with a successful songwriter in a designer suit, a superstar in the country music scene. Yet despite everything, his dazzling blue eyes and easy smile stir up all the feelings she thought she’d left behind.
Nate is back to make it up to Sydney, but can she forgive him for all the heartbreak he caused? And it’s not only about her – Sydney is a single mother to Robby, her whole world, and she won’t let just anyone into their lives. Can she trust that Nate has really changed?
As if worrying about Nate wasn’t enough, a new development threatens Starlight Cottage, the safe haven that saved her when she had nothing else. Can Nate and Sydney overcome their past to save Firefly Beach and the house that holds so many memories for them? Or will the town they adore, and the love they have for one another, be lost forever?
When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result was Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about the magic of love at Christmas, and 2017 TV movie on The Hallmark Channel.
The rest is history.
When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband.
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I’m a huge fan of this series of books by Jenny Hale, and The House on Firefly Beach is every bit as good as I hoped it would be. The perfect feel good read for the summer, this is a book that you can disappear into, escaping from the realities of life as you immerse yourself into the warm comfort of Firefly Beach.
This time the story centres around Sydney Flynn, who has returned with her son Robby after her life has begun to disintegrate before her eyes. Sydney is hoping the safe haven of Starlight Cottage will help her put the pieces of her life back together again, but what she hadn’t bargained for was the return of her old flame Nate, who broke her heart when they were teenagers. But this is a very different Nate to the one she once knew. Now a successful songwriter in a designer suit, this Nate is a superstar in the country music scene. Can Sydney put aside the heartache of the past? Or will what happened always stand as an obstacle between them?
But then a new development threatens the future of Starlight Cottage and Sydney finds herself turning to Nate for support. Can they overcome the ghosts of the past to work together to save Firefly Beach and the house they adore? Or will the love they once had for each other be lost forever, along with the place that means so much to them both?
The House on Firefly Beach is a poignant and heartwarming read that will melt your heart. There is a warmth to Jenny Hale’s writing that draws you in, making you care about these characters as you feel every emotion right alongside them. You can’t help but fall in love with the glorious setting and can almost feel the sand between your toes and smell the saltwater in the air. It’s a gentle read that’s full of heart and I would highly recommend The House on Firefly Beach to anyone who is looking for a safe haven to escape to in these troubled times we’re living in right now.
Pure escapism at its very best. I loved it!
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