Monday, June 2, 2014

On Tour: Return to the Beach House by Georgia Bockoven and a Giveaway!

Return to the Beach House

Return to the Beach House by Georgia Bockoven
A Beach House novel
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Over the course of one year, in a charming cottage by the sea, eight people will discover love and remembrance, reconciliation and reunion, beginnings and endings in this unforgettable sequel to Georgia Bockoven's The Beach House and Another Summer.

Alison arrives at the beach house in June to spend a month with her restless grandson before he leaves for his first year of college. More than a decade earlier, Alison lost her beloved husband, and has faced life alone ever since. Now she discovers a new life and a possible new love.

August brings together four college friends facing a milestone. During summer's final days, they share laughter, tears, and love—revealing long-held secrets and creating new and even more powerful bonds.

World-class wildlife photographer Matthew and award-winning war photographer Lindsey arrive at the beach house in January, each harboring the very real fear that it will mark the end of their decade-long love affair. Alone in the house's warm peace, they are forced to truly look at who they are and what they want, discovering surprising truths that will change their lives forever.

My thoughts about Return to the Beach House ~~

I just love reading beach stories so when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. I had no idea it was book #3 of a series. But you know what, it doesn't matter that I didn't read the first 2 books. I enjoyed the stories and my trip to the beach house anyway. It just made me want to go back and read the first books.

Return to the Beach House is really 3 stories involving 8 people during the span of one year. The owner of the beach house rents it out and we get to peek in on the various people who come to spend time at the beach. I love the way the stories are interconnected and how the previous owners are integrated into the story-line.

Georgia writes very well and I felt like I was living at the beach and was totally immersed in everyone's lives. As soon as I was done reading this book, I immediately ordered the first 2 books so that I can go back and really learn the back-story of the beach house and to better understand the characters in this one.

I look forward to any future stories about the beach house that Georgia may write. I would love to go back for a visit with the new tenets who decide to vacation there.

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About the author

Georgia was a Army child, who after a successful career as a freelance photo journalist before she turned to fiction writing. Published since 1983, she is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than four million copies worldwide. Her romance novel, A Marriage of Convenience, became a CBS movie in October of 1998 starring Jane Seymour and James Brolin.

Married with John Bockoven, she is the mother of two, and resides in Northern California. When her husband retired from the fire department, she decided to take a break from writing and spend more time together. The result was a nature photography business that is both challenging and filled with creative energy.

Connect with Georgia

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  1. I enjoyed the review. "Return to the Beach House" seems like perfect summer reading.
    Mike Draper

  2. This is an ideal book which I would enjoy greatly this summer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Oh this sounds wonderful! I am happy to hear you don't have to read the first two books in the series to follow and enjoy book #3. I love books set at the beach this time of year and, being that I live near the beach and go as often as possible during summer, it is always fun to read about the beach at the beach :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. This book sounds exactly like something I would enjoy reading. I like the idea of 8 characters. I enjoy the Summer novels with women like Elin Hilderbrand's , etc.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful summer read! Thanks for a great review & chance to win it!

  6. I haven't read any of Georgia's previous books, but they've been on my wishlist for some time...and this cover screams summer! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Laura kay

  7. It sounds like an amazing book that would make a great summer read. I love that it has secrets. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. This sounds like a great book for summer reading. The story sounds interesting.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. I'm glad you didn't feel like you were missing out by not having read the previous books. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  10. Didn't look like it was part of a series; good to know

  11. I enjoyed the review, sounds like a good book.


  12. This looks like a great book. I would love to read it.

  13. sounds like a good book would love to read it.

  14. Just discovered your blog! Can't wait to follow!


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