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Silver Bay

I have a read a lot of JoJo Moyes books over the years and I don’t think I’ve disliked any of them. They are all fairly typical modern day romance – or what I like to call ‘beach reads’ – but I love ’em!

Silver Bay didn’t disappoint either. Silver Bay is a quiet town in Australia, whose residents love the wildlife of their bay – mainly dolphins and migrating whales. Kathleen has lived there all her life, now running the hotel that her parents started. Her niece, Liza, also moved there from England with daughter Hannah. But when Mike comes on business, looking at land and approvals for a large resort development, their quiet space and past secrets are threatened to be ruined and exposed. What Mike doesn’t expect, though, is for his feelings about his job and his entire life to change. It was definitely emotional at times, but mainly because animals were involved. Definitely a good, easy beach/summer read! Enjoy!


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One Day in December

Surprise, surprise – more love! Sorry I’m not sorry – I love these books. Although I do like a thriller or nonfiction break occasionally (which is coming up soon). One Day in December by Josie Silver was a quick, easy read about missed chances and what-ifs. It’s not quite a rom com because honestly I didn’t find much humor in it. Some was even a little sad.

Laurie experiences love at first sight through a bus window and is pretty sure the guy felt the same way. But he didn’t make it on the bus before it pulled away (I’m sure in a highly dramatic fashion). She spends the next year searching for ‘bus boy’. (Side note – when you’re dating, you HAVE to have nicknames.) And eventually she does find him….when he is introduced to her as her roommate’s new boyfriend who she is falling head-over-heels for. What would you do?! Would you immediately tell your roommate (who has been searching with you) that she is dating ‘bus boy’??

Laurie has to make this decision and (spoiler alert) she doesn’t say a word. She continues to live with this secret for years and I think it literally eats away at her. The story covers many years and the relationships of the two roommates, both with each other and with their significant others, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. I won’t give everything away because where’s the fun in that.

But this would make another GREAT movie, as with my last book, and if you like the cheesy, gushy stories (but with a little more real life thrown in) this one is for you. Enjoy!

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