Wednesday, March 16, 2022

New Release! Shore Road by Joanne DeMaio ~ My Thoughts #ShoreRoad

Shore Road

Shore Road by Joanne DeMaio
Women's Saga, 244 pages
Published March 1, 2022 by Joanne DeMaio

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes Shore Road, Book 14 of The Seaside Saga.

Salt air drifts in through the windows. Swaying marsh grasses whisper. Seagulls cry overhead. Off the docks, rowboats are anchored in a calm inlet. Beyond, shingled cottages look silver beneath rays of sunlight. Seafood shacks are strung with fishing net and lobster buoys. You're driving on SHORE ROAD.

And every turn off this dusty beach road gets you to the sea. Tucked-away Connecticut beaches are aplenty here, but you could almost miss one. Just a narrow lane forking off Shore Road leads to Stony Point. That lane is nearly hidden by the stone train trestle running over it.

But, look. Seems many of the beach friends are turning beneath that trestle. Some enter Stony Point alone, while others leave together. A salty pickup truck veers onto Shore Road and quickly takes off. Beneath the trestle, another car turns in as a German shepherd gives a bark from the backseat. Some friends wave as they pass each other on Shore Road. Others duck so as not to be seen. Some cruise with the radio turned up; some drive in silence. One has a silky scarf tying back windblown hair. Another wears dark sunglasses to shield the summer sun, and some sadness.

Though Shore Road takes each beach friend on a very different journey, one thing's for certain. It's sure to be an unforgettable ride.

My thoughts about Shore Road ~~

(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 line.)

First line—"The cottage is too quiet. Though the sun isn't even up yet, Jason Barlow's been awake for awhile. Listening. Waiting to notice some sound."

I love this series and I love how much I have come to know all of the characters of Stony Point. There is always new drama, plenty of love, and more adventures with each book. I never know what is going to happen and how relationships are going to change

Shore Road continues the saga of the friends of Stony Point as they live their lives and move on. With each book, the reader comes to learn more about their pasts, and gets to understand more about their present as they move into the future.

I have loved all of my visits to Stony Point and enjoy hanging out with the gang. I can't wait to devour each new book when it comes out and anxiously await the next one. I highly recommend this Seaside Saga series!

I received a copy of Shore Road from the author and this is my honest opinion.

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.

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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