Book Review: The Island House (Brides & Beaches Book 1) by Elana Johnson
Title: The Island House
Author: Elana Johnson
This book caught my interest from the first page. I was interested to see how the main character gets her life back on track after her husband left her and they got a divorce.
Both Charlotte and Dane (he’s the new man in her life) seemed like likable characters right away. The author developed them well and you came to care about their situations and how they both grew as the storyline played out.
The story moved quickly, but that's to be expected with the shorter length (184 pages) of this book. I usually prefer longer, more involved novels, but this one still held my interest. I loved how the story ended. It was Book 1 in the Brides & Beaches series.
I recommend this sweet, inspirational romance book and would be interested in reading more of her books; especially the books in this series.
About the Book
Thirty-seven, recently divorced, and childless. That's Charlotte when she disembarks from the plane in Getaway Bay. She wants to get away, that's for sure. She thought the best way to do that was to buy a run-down house overlooking the bay, knowing she'll need all her fixer-upper skills to get it in shape. Which is just fine. She's hoping as she overhauls the house, she'll get a life makeover too. She was not expecting a tall, handsome man to be under the kitchen sink when she arrives at the supposedly abandoned house. She wasn't expecting to get drenched when the non-plumber twists something the wrong way. And she certainly wasn't expecting her heart to be well enough to feel anything for anyone. But former Air Force pilot, Dawson Dane, has a charming devil-may-care personality, and Charlotte could use some carefree laughter in her life. But everything with Dawson isn't sunshine and unicorns. He's estranged from his family, though he does speak to one of his brothers. And he's never committed to anything except his career, even choosing flying over an engagement years ago. Can Charlotte navigate the healing process as she renovates the island house? Can Dawson finally make a commitment to a woman? Or will he and Charlotte decide a relationship is just too hard?
About the Author
USA Today bestseller Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance. She is the author of over 130 books across two names, and there's nothing better than sun, sand, and swoon-worthy kisses! Unless it's a sweet-and-sexy cowboy—read those under her pen name of Liz Isaacson. Learn more about her sweet beach romances at her website. Join her texting group by sending the word SAND to 474747 and get exclusive sales, freebies, and more.
About the Reviewer
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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