Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Tour: The Beach House: Coming Home by Georgia Bockoven #TLCBookTours #TheBeachHouseComingHome


The Beach House

The Beach House: Coming Home by Georgia Bockoven
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Bestselling author Georgia Bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand.

Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all.

After you’ve given your baby to strangers, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?

Fourteen years ago, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, pregnant and terrified. Desperate to protect her baby from a malicious grandfather and needed at home to take care of her own critically ill father, Melinda makes the most generous, heart-wrenching choice of all: adoption. Now she’s living the successful life her father struggled to give her, but missing her daughter with a longing that shadows every joy.

Jeremy Richmond knows the beach house the way a painter knows his canvas, intimately and focused on detail. His life revolves around his adopted daughter, Shiloh, the girl who’s owned his heart from the moment he first held her as an infant. They were a picture-perfect family until Shiloh was diagnosed with pediatric lupus and Jeremy’s wife walked away.

When Shiloh tells her father she’s tired of fighting her illness and wants to meet her biological mother before it’s too late, Jeremy agrees to find a woman he has no desire to meet.

From the moment Melinda and Jeremy come face-to-face, they realize their worlds will never be the same. Will the beach house that has harbored troubled hearts for decades prove to be the balm they need to heal…?

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(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—"El Niño teased the California coast, promising weeks of rain, but delivering enough to keep hope alive."

I love this time of year when all the new beach reads start coming out. I just can't get enough of them. It's like I am taking a vacation myself and the stories are always fabulous!

The Beach House: Coming Home is the perfect beach read this year. It has the requisite beach house, as well as plenty of conflict and emotions. Melinda, Jeremy, and Shiloh have each gone through their own problems and heartache. Can these three wounded, broken people figure out how to make amends and find happiness?

I loved the strength of Melinda as she carries on after losing the love of her life and her baby. She is determined to not lose again. Jeremy has the innate love of a father, doing what he has to, to protect his beloved daughter. And Shiloh is a strong young girl who knows that she wants to meet her mother before it's too late. All three of these characters bring so much to the story and I was rooting for all of them to find happiness.

Gloria Bockoven writes wonderful stories and I know when I start one that I will be carried away on a touching, emotional journey. The Beach House: Coming Home is a book that should definitely be added to your summer TBR list.

I received an ARC copy of The Beach House: Coming Home for the TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author

Georgia Bockoven

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

Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

Visit other stops on the tour. 

Tour schedule

Tuesday, May 16th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, May 16th: The Book Bag
Wednesday, May 17th: Time 2 Read
Thursday, May 18th: Into the Hall of Books
Friday, May 19th: Bibliotica
Monday, May 22nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, May 23rd: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, May 24th: Jathan & Heather
Thursday, May 25th: Library of Clean Reads
Monday, May 29th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, May 30th: Dreams, Etc.
Wednesday, May 31st: alyssarossblog
Thursday, June 1st: Tina Says…


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like the perfect book to kick off this summer's beach read season! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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