Summer in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen is a heart-warming story about love, life, friendship, and starting all over again.
Alisa McNeil’s marriage of more than twenty-five years has ended and everything feels so different. When her friend, Bev, invites Alisa to spend the summer in Bellbird Bay, Queensland, she jumps at the chance to leave her home in Canberra.
She expects sun, beaches, and relaxation, but she certainly doesn’t expect romance!
Her friend’s twin brother, Martin Cooper, was the first man she was attracted to, when she was just nineteen years old.
Having travelled the world as a well-known travel photographer, his arrival at Bellbird Bay for the summer is unexpected. Reuniting with him takes her back to that initial attraction but she can’t help worrying that perusing something could lead to even more pain.
This story reflected on many topics, from marriage breakdown, empty nesting, through to friendship, rejuvenation, and … of course… romance! It was a beautiful read that kept me turning the pages late into the evening, and wistful for a summer vacation. This was my first Maggie Christensen book, but I’m looking forward to the rest in the Bellbird Bay series.
Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Cala Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Copy courtesy of Maggie Christensen
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