Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Beach Cottage by Joanne DeMaio ~ My Thoughts #TheBeachCottage


The Beach Cottage by Joanne DeMaio
Print and e-book, 118 pages
Published August 16th 2020 by Joanne DeMaio

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a love story set at a tucked-away cottage by the sea.

For Mack and Avery Martinelli, the summer is their oyster. They can spend all day on the beach, or not. Cruise the dusty beach roads, or never leave their deck overlooking Long Island Sound. Fill their itinerary with excursions on the Connecticut shore, or while away the hours in a shingled cottage. Every decision this week is theirs to make.

Until it's not. Until life as they know it changes -- and suddenly the Martinellis have to face only each other. Face each other in The Beach Cottage and see what they have, or don't have, between them. 


My thoughts about The Beach Cottage ~~

(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—"'Not too much further', the man driving says as he turns the car off the main drag.' The beach cottage is at the end of that dirt road.'"

What a wonderful surprise to hear Joanne had a unexpected novella that has just been released. I love her stories and couldn't wait to read her new one. 

Like all of Joanne's other novels, The Beach Cottage has a wonderful, relaxing setting and warm, memorable characters. Mack and Avery are ready to spend some glorious time at the beach, celebrating their new life—and then everything changes.

As they struggle to find out what is important in life, the reader gets a close up look at the world we are living in now. The Beach Cottage will make you want to stop and think about what is important to you in your world. 

I received a copy of The Beach Cottage from the author and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Joanne DeMaio

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.

Joanne’s books include the New York Times Bestseller Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans, the first in her ongoing and groundbreaking Seaside Saga. These eleven (and counting) novels journey with a group of beach friends, much the way a TV series does, continuing with the same cast of characters and their storylines from book-to-book.

Joanne’s winter novels have also received much acclaim. These heartwarming standalones are set in the same snowy New England town. Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes became a USA Today Bestseller, and has been featured in national magazines and Six Flags theme parks.

In addition, Joanne’s debut novel, Whole Latte Life, won first place in a competition at BookExpo America and was named a Kirkus Reviews Critics’ Pick. Her other novels have appeared in Redbook, First for Women magazine, Southern Living, USA Today and more. ~ Author's website

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