Thursday, July 13, 2023

Review: The Inn at Walker Beach by Lindsay Harrel

Series: The Barefoot Sisterhood #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Blue Aster Press
Released: September 21, 2021
300 pages
About the Book:

A dream years in the making becomes reality with the inaugural meeting of The Barefoot Sisterhood...

Jenna Wakefield has been through a lot in her twenty-seven years—losing her mother, becoming a teen mom, and battling depression, just to name a few. And working a dead-end job, barely paying her bills, and fighting unrequited feelings for her boss aren’t exactly part of the life she always imagined.

With her six children grown and her husband constantly traveling for work, Elise Griffin finds herself utterly without purpose for the first time ever at age sixty-three. But “retirement” isn’t as wonderful as it might sound—it gives her far too much time to think about the affair her husband had a year ago ... the one she’s never told anyone about.

When both women are invited into the mysterious Barefoot Sisterhood and asked to help restore an old beachside inn for a good cause, they find themselves supported and encouraged in new and exciting ways. This inspiration leads to dream seeking ... and new romance as well.

Discover what happens when women give each other the space to finally dream—and in doing so, make the world a better place.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

I loved the concept of the sisterhood, women of varying ages getting together and supporting one another through tough times and to pursue their dreams. The main two characters are of two different generations. Jenna is a 27-year told single mom to a 10-year-old, and feels like she constantly lets others down. Elise has been married for 40 and is her life has been focused on raising her kids but now that they are grown she's trying to find her place. Her marriage isn't what everyone thinks, and she is tying to figure out how to move forward. I was invested in these two characters and was rooting for both to succeed with their dreams and find happiness and contentment. I didn't like the story would jump days in-between scenes, especially when something happened and I wanted immediate follow-up but instead got told after the fact of what happened rather than experiencing them in the moment. Another challenge was to keep all the characters straight and their connections to each other as majority of the community seems to be related. I would pick up any sequels to this book if any were to be released.

Favourite Quote: 
“Don't be so intent on getting somewhere else - or on merely surviving - that you lose yourself along the way.”
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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