by Sherryl Woods

March 2008
ISBN: 978-0778325291
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

Come March be prepared to travel with author, Sherryl Woods to Florida, and the lovely Seaview Inn. Seaview Inn is a family run business that is located on Seaview Key. The only way on and off Seaview Key is through a ferry service, and so many of the young people canít wait to grow up and out.

Key amongst them was Hannah Matthews, whose grandmother, Jenny and mother run Seaview Inn. With the death of Hannahís mother Hannah believes that the inn is too much for Grandma Jenny to run on her own, and as Hannah has a career she loves in New York, she believes the only option is to sell the inn, and move Grandma Jenny to an assisted living facility.

Hannahís return doesnít go as smoothly as she hopes, and not only is it Grandma Jennyís stubborn refusal to leave her home, itís also the unexpected arrival of Luke Stevens, Hannahís long ago high school crush to the inn. Luke has his own issues to deal with, and has decided that returning home and staying at the inn might be the way to begin his healing process. Grandma Jenny has agreed to exchange a room, for some of Lukeís manpower in preparing the inn for a grand reopening.

Much as Hannah wishes to deny it, there is chemistry between her and Luke. With a bit of helpful wisdom from Grandma Jenny, and a bit of matchmaking from her daughter, Kelsey will Hannah and Luke find their way together, or will their personal demons keep them apart?

As always Ms. Woods has written a wonderful story that aims to tug at reader's heartstrings, unfortunately I felt this one fell just a bit short. I did enjoy all the characters, and was especially glad to see that all secondary characters were very well flushed out, and their stories completed.

Even though this book didnít have me turning pages late into the night, as did the Sweet Magnolia Trilogy, and Mending Fences, itís still far superior to many of the stories available today. I do recommend that fans of Ms. Woods donít miss Seaview Inn.

Reviewed in February 2008 by Sandi.

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