Fiction

Becky’s Review The Beach Cottage & Back to the Beach Cottage by Joanne DeMaio. 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🐚 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 πŸŒŸ

A heart wrenching story of a newlywed couple whose honeymoon and life are turned upside down from the world wide pandemic. As careful as they are, as isolated as they stay one chance encounter may separate them forever.

I was so surprised when one of my favorite authors published this novella that takes place at the beginning of the pandemic when we were all so anxious and didn’t know what the future held. As we learned to adapt to life on lockdown orders, wearing masks, (toilet paper shortages), and the devastation of the deaths of our elderly we had to find ways to deal with this new way of life. I for one did a great deal of reading and tried to escape to places and times that were happier.

I love the way Joanne writes. She has such a wonderful way with words that draws you into the story and you feel like the characters become your friends. I have to admit I always want a happy ending and I didn’t get that in The Beach Cottage but Joanne is the β€œQueen of Sequels”! I should have known the story didn’t end on that last page of The Beach Cottage. Back to the Beach Cottage opens by letting the suspense of how things turned out hang in the air. Page thirty-nine was my favorite of the book and you’ll have to read it to find out why:) and no cheating, you have to start at page one or it will ruin the surprise for you!

These should be on your TBR immediately!!!

These are quick easy reads and will give you a few hours of escape from our crazy world. It’s Five Seashells (Stars) for these two timely novellas.

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