Author: Mariah Stewart
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: It was a lifetime ago that recently widowed Maggie Flynn was in Wyndham Beach. Now, on the occasion of her fortieth high school reunion, she returns to her hometown on the Massachusetts coast, picking up right where she left off with dear friends Lydia and Emma. But seeing Brett Crawford again stirs other emotions. Once, they were the town’s golden couple destined for one another. He shared Maggie’s dreams—and eventually, a shattering secret that drove them apart.
Buying her old family home and resettling in Wyndham Beach means a chance to start over for Maggie and her two daughters, but it also means facing her rekindled feelings for her first love and finally confronting—and embracing—the past in ways she never thought possible. Maggie won’t be alone. With her family and friends around her, she can weather this stormy turning point in her life and open her heart to the future. As for that dream shared and lost years ago? If Maggie can forgive herself, it still might come true.
Ope’s Opinion: This book was hard to rate. There were so many details that it slowed the pace of the story down in the beginning. Once the story got going, the pace picked up and I enjoyed it. I have read a few Mariah Stewart books, this was not as good as some of her other ones.
I liked Maggie’s story in so many ways. She had a good relationship with her daughters and she had some great friends. Her romantic life was a big part of the story, but it wasn’t her whole life. There were a cast of characters and they all had their own stories going on. It may seem silly, but there was a bookstore in the story and I wanted to hear more about it.
The ending is exactly what you would expect from a romance genre book. I think it is what pushed me from a three to a four chair book.