Friday, August 9, 2013

Rocky Coast Romance



A Place for Redemption

Journalist Bree Farrell heads to the village of Holiday Harbor to salvage her career. And walks straight into the arms of handsome young mayor Cooper Landry. Cooper's fighting to keep his sleepy Maine community from the clutches of big-city developers. And Bree knows it's a major scoop. But the longer she's in town, the more she's won over by the quirky townsfolk—and the charming Cooper. Will Bree ever follow her heart instead of a story and make Holiday Harbor her permanent byline?

Holiday Harbor: Where love is just around the bend.

My Review:

Sigh -- I can still smell the tangy sea air! Love how the author transported me to coastal Maine. Loved the quirky town folk even more. What a riot of secondary characters! They brought the story to life -- especially Sammy. I mean who can resist an oversized Newfoundland? Not me, that's for sure. I drooled over Sammy. :-) In fact he almost took the lead away from the hero.


Luckily I fall hard for a man who loves animals so Cooper managed to edge Sammy out by a smidgen.  Well, he had other redeeming qualities too -- like a fierce protectiveness for what he loves which includes his sleepy town. There is something very appealing about a stoic Easterner who digs in his heels when it comes to change -- especially where matters of the heart are concerned.

And Bree is just the woman to convince Cooper that change can be a good thing...maybe. But she's embroiled in her own turmoil, trying to salvage her career and her conscience over a past mistake. The Holiday Harbor assignment is a fresh start but she doesn't intend to end her new career there. Conflict and angst abound as both hero and heroine try to figure out what they want in their future.

I'm thrilled to say this is the first in a new Love Inspired series and I'm anxious to get back to Holiday Harbor for so more reading fun. 

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Rocky Coast Romance, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 10 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Sounds like an enjoyable book & one that could be made into a Hallmark movie. Would like to read/win a copy - thanks!


  2. Oooh -- good idea, Bonnie. We need more Hallmark movies!

  3. Would love to read..It reminds me of a summer escape...thanks for the review.

  4. It made me want to move to Maine, Eliza! :-) Good luck!

  5. I would love to read this book at the beach! Sounds great!
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  6. The cover whisked me away, Rocky Coast Romance sounds like a great read.:)
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  7. I wouldn't mind trying this one... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

  8. Great review!! I always enjoy the Love Inspired series. They're excellent books. Would love to win. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  9. This looks like a really cute story. I love books set in coastal towns! I'd love to win. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Coastal Maine sounds beautiful. I've never been there but sounds like this book can make me feel like I'm there!