Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Street Date: April 17, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-1522
*Starred Review* For her fortieth birthday, Jenna Jones received an unexpected gift from her husband: a divorce. As the icing on the birthday cake, Jenna must now pay spousal support to feckless, artist-wannabe Damien Petit because she had been the responsible, wage-earning partner in their marriage. Facing a bleak financial future, Jenna is thrilled when her great-aunt Edie writes and asks her to move to Moonlight Harbor to help run the Driftwood Inn. With her bags packed and her sulky teenage daughter, Sabrina, in tow, Jenna heads out to the small Washington coastal town of Moonlight Harbor, ready for a fresh start in life. But after her first glimpse of the now run-down and ramshackle Driftwood Inn, Jenna isn't sure if her great-aunt's only assetand Jenna's future inheritanceis really a dream come true or a nightmare in progress. Roberts' Icicle Falls novels have long been favorites with fans of warm and nurturing contemporary romances, but with this perfect launch to a charmingly sweet new series, Roberts has outdone herself by giving readers the perfect literary antidote to the stress-filled, soul-bruising times in which we now seem to live.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)
"Roberts kicks off her new Moonlight Harbor series with this delightful story of family, friendship and new beginnings. The vividly-drawn coastal Washington setting comes alive." -RT Book Reviews on Welcome to Moonlight Harbor
"Featuring all the warmth, romance and trademark humor of Sheila Roberts's writing, this new series will delight longtime fans and welcome a generation of new readers." -FreshFiction.com on Welcome to Moonlight Harbor
"Welcome to Moonlight Harbor will be sure to capture your attention as well as your heart." -HarlequinJunkie.com
"A lovely blend of romance and women's fiction, this insightful holiday treat hits all the right notes and ties up some loose ends as the "Icicle Falls" series finds its perfect finale." -Library Journal on Christmas in Icicle Falls
"Crisp, charming and amusing storytelling.... A well-crafted plot and distinctive, genuine and endearing characters.... Roberts will delight and charm with her special brand of heartwarming romance." -RT Book Reviews on Starting Over on Blackberry Lane
"It's always great to go back to Icicle Falls.... Sheila Roberts has created a magical place where friendship and love abound, and you never know who's going to turn up here next. Another enchanting tale." -Fresh Fiction on Starting Over on Blackberry Lane
"The latest in Roberts's completely charming Icicle Falls series is both a delightful celebration of the joys of small-town life and a richly rewarding romance sweetened with just the right dash of bright humor."
-Booklist on Home on Apple Blossom Road
"Engaging, sweet, and dusted with humor, this emotional romance tugs at the heartstrings."
-Library Journal on Home on Apple Blossom Road
"Roberts engages readers from the first page with her colorfully distinctive characters and her amusing storytelling. She expresses the pitfalls that occur through the holiday season with flair and fun. A delightful read."
-RT Book Reviews on Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts returns with a brand-new series set on the charming Washington coast
Once happily married, Jenna Jones is about to turn forty, and this year for her birthday--lucky her--she's getting a divorce. She's barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, but now her deadbeat artist ex is hitting her up for spousal support...and then spending it on his "other" woman.
Still, as her mother always says, every storm brings a rainbow. And when she gets a very unexpected gift from her great-aunt Edie, things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Aging Aunt Edie is finding it difficult to keep up her business running The Driftwood Inn, so she invites Jenna to come live with her and run the place. It looks like Jenna's financial problems are solved!
Or not. The town is a little more run-down than Jenna remembers, but that's nothing compared to the ramshackle state of The Driftwood Inn. Aunt Edie is confident they can return it to its former glory, though Jenna feels like she's jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the beach fire.
But who knows? With the help of her new friends and a couple of handsome citizens, perhaps that rainbow is on the horizon after all. Because, no matter what, life is always good at the beach.
Featuring all the warmth, romance and trademark humor of Sheila Roberts's writing, this new series will delight longtime fans and welcome a generation of new readers.