Want a great beach book this summer? Beth Kendrick's books are a go-to beach read for me. Many of her novels revolve around a fictional town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware........promoted as the place to go to get over a breakup. The town has embraced its reputation, with lots of businesses touting names relating to common heartache terms. This book, as well as all the others, is a stand-a-lone, and does not require you to read any of the others. But what fun it is to see some of the old familiar characters make guest appearances in each one! As with all of the previous stories, this one revolves around a new love blossoming amid the heartache of betrayal (in this case betrayal to another restaurant, not a person). Honestly, I could do without this sappy part of the story, but the rest of the novel held my interest, and since it's pretty much a given for this series, I can overlook it. I loved the snippets about the vineyard, for some reason every book I read on this subject has me hooked. The characters are fun, the setting is gorgeous, and now I want to go get me some strawberry wine!
This author knows how to serve up some summertime reading pleasure. I loved being back in Black Dog Bay, and hope this won't be the last we see of these great residents.
Thanks to Penguin First to Read program for providing me with an advance copy of this book. As always, my opinions are my own.