Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sandpiper Island by Donna Kauffman

Title:  Sandpiper Island
Series:  Bachelors of Blueberry Cove #3
Author:  Donna Kauffman
Published:  Aug 26/14 by Kensington Press
Length:  336pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine, where he'd tasted both heartache and comfort. With feisty Delia O'Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn't have picked a better place to start over—even if he's determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds . . . and himself.

But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that's best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined . . . together.

DIY is so much better with two...

Includes an easy do-it-yourself restoration project!

My Review:

There is a smooth & easy flow to this story. It flows along like the waves on the coast. At times it’s larger than life, but in general, it’s beautiful & draws you to it. The wildlife and coastal scenery that Kauffman describes is absolutely breathtaking. The wildlife aspect of the novel was very intriguing. It definitely added an intellectual level to the novel that is rarely seen in contemporary romances , and made me appreciate it all the more. Kauffman also had my emotions engaged. My heart was on the line throughout. Her brilliant storytelling allowed me to connect with the turmoil and upheaval of the story, keeping me enraptured.

The characters in this novel are the type of people that you instinctively want to know. Seeing what they were going through, and how they were dealing with it made me instinctively want to help them. That said, I didn’t necessarily feel sorry for them, nor did I pity them. Their strength of character combined with the flaws that Kauffman presents in them allows you to relate to and identify with these characters. It was a phenomenal feeling.

Kauffman is the author that got me hooked on the romance genre. I always look forward to her work, and this novel is no exception.

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