Claire Turner is much too busy running her bakery in the seaside town of Lobster Bay to think about past romances and first kisses, especially after she finds out the empty store across the street is going to be in direct competition with her. She’s worked too hard after her divorce to establish her independence, and she isn’t about to let some newcomer ruin things for her.
Rob Bradford needs a new start after his wife’s lengthy illness and death. But when he goes back to the town that holds his happiest childhood vacation memories, he never dreams that the one girl he could never forget will be the one person who resents his presence. Rob is determined to make a new start in the seaside town and equally determined to win Claire’s trust… and hopefully even something more.
Claire suddenly finds herself taking desperate measures to make sure she doesn’t lose business to the newcomer. Is Claire overreacting? Her friends think it’s possible, but will they be able to talk her off the ledge before she does something drastic?
Her friends are dealing with their own problems. Jane’s beloved mother, Addie, has dementia, and it’s getting worse. Jane has her hands full trying to run the family inn and keep Addie safe. When Addie wanders away from the inn, Jane faces the hardest decision of her life.
And then there’s Maxi. On the surface it appears as if she has an idyllic marriage, but does she really? Now that she and James are empty nesters, things aren’t the same, and Maxi worries that James may not be interested in staying married. But Maxi has dreams of her own, dreams that she had to set aside while she was caring for her husband and children. Now that she has an empty nest, will she be able to find the courage to turn those dreams into reality?
This is Book 1 in the Lobster Bay series—a heartwarming journey of friendship and love set in a quaint beach town with a touch of romance in every story. Join the group of friends as they help each other overcome their obstacles and celebrate life! This book is perfect for those who like mature sweet romances, quaint small-town seaside settings and heartwarming endings.
Read the Lobster Bay Series:
Each book in this series can be read as a standalone story. There are no cliffhanger endings and every story is wrapped up at the end. There are recurring characters that appear in all the books though, so it’s more fun if you read from the beginning to get to know the characters as they navigate life’s path.
A super series of books that will make you pick up the next one as soon as you are finished. Lovely cosy summer stories with likeable characters and locations that you would dream about. Summer reads or even winter to make you dream about the summer. I enjoyed this as it was easy to pick up again and get back into the story. Will Claire save her shop and how will she do it? Recommended, a relaxing read that’s very enjoyable.
Meredith Summers spent her childhood summers in Ogunquit Maine and never forgot the soft soothing feeling of the beach. She hopes to share that feeling with you through her books which are all light feel-good reads.