Thursday, June 1, 2017

Beach Inn by Joanne DeMaio ~ My Thoughts

The Beach Inn

Beach Inn by Joanne DeMaio 
Print and e-book, 305 pages
Published: May 16th 2017 by Joanne DeMaio

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Breeze comes a novel as sweet as the salt air by the sea.

It was going to be exquisite: a rambling, shingled New England cottage converted into a grand beach inn. Nestled among hydrangeas and swaying dune grasses, this seaside haven would welcome guests on the Connecticut shore. Except the little beach town of Stony Point is no longer feeling like a haven to its residents. Residents including a brooding Jason Barlow, the esteemed architect in charge of the inn's renovation--until a stubborn, grief-induced For Sale sign puts an end to that.

But with a little help from the beach friends, anything is possible. In an effort to save the inn and convince its cherished owner to stay, the friends band together to stage an inn-tervention, shaking up their own lives in the process.

A new season of love, adventure, and heart-healing awaits in the quaint seaside village of Stony Point. So pull up a sand chair and book your stay for a page-turning getaway in The Beach Inn.


(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"If heaven's a little closer in a cottage by the sea, then Maris should be living in the land of paradise."

The Beach Inn is the perfect book to continue the story that takes place in Stony Point. I was immediately transported back there to visit that close knit group of friends again. This book takes place right where Beach Breeze left off. That's what I like about this set of Joanne's books—they are all just a continuation of each other and I immediately feel comfortable there.  

Sure, these friends have their ups and downs, who doesn't? But I love watching them as they are there to love and support each other, even when maybe that love and support is not wanted. The friends know exactly what is needed. 

I was able to escape to Stony Point for a little bit and catch up with everyone's lives, which I just love to do. And story was tied up successfully at the end but Joanne left enough threads open so that there could be other stories from the beach. Yay! I know I'm excited about that and I look forward to going back. 

Joanne's beach books are great stories, with one leading right into the next one. These would be perfect to binge read this summer, especially if you are on the beach, or even if you just want to escape to the beach, in your imagination. 

I received a copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it.

Beach BluesBeach BreezeThe Beach Inn

Check out this series! It is wonderful!!

About the author

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Currently at work on her next novel, Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

For a complete list of books and to learn more about the author, visit She also enjoys hearing from readers on her Facebook Page.

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  1. This series sounds perfect for me. I love stories revolving around the beach and inns or bed& breakfasts. I'm going to go check them out!

  2. This series looks and sounds great! These are exactly the type of book I love to read!
    Thanks for the reviews!


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