October 24, 2013

Christmas at the Beach

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Christmas At The Beach
Wendy Wax
Published: Penguin
Date: October 2013
Pages: 52 - Novella
Format: Kindle ebook
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Own copy.

Summary from Goodreads
When Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole Grant first gained ownership of Ten Beach Road, they didn’t realize that remodeling the house would not only bind their fates together but give them a second chance at rebuilding their lives.

Now, as Kyra, Madeline’s daughter, returns to the newly sold Bella Flora for one last Christmas, she’s hoping to get a brief respite from the paparazzi that constantly hounds her and the son she had with famous actor Daniel Deranian. But when a string of bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holidays, Bella Flora’s sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home…

My thoughts
This is a very short novella from the Ten Beach Road series.  I enjoyed it very much but.... it was far too short!  A tantalising tit bit!  I was caught out by the ending as it finished at 65 %.  I then found that there was a preview of The House on Mermaid Point, which will be published in 2014. I rarely, if ever read previews. I prefer to wait for the complete story... because of course it will be an auto buy.

This short novella is told from Kyra's point of view, the videographer and daughter of Madeline.  Kyra has a delightful one year old son, by Daniel Deranium.  The whole group gather as they celebrate Christmas together.  There is an update of some of the groups lives, with a shock for Kyra on two fronts.  The new renovation is revealed, and the set up is complete. I like Kyra and I look forward to seeing the development of her character when the next book is published.

4 stars

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