She's 54, broken-hearted, and starting over....
High-powered New York attorney Ava Flynn finds herself without a job or a future. Unemployable at her age, and broken-hearted by a husband who left her in the lurch, she desperately needs a Plan B. Her prayers are answered when a wealthy benefactor wills her a large house in the 'Sconset Beach area of Nantucket. She heads out to the picturesque New England island with her two best friends, Luna and Mila, going along for the ride.
One catch...her estranged daughter also lives there. Charlotte Killeen, Ava's daughter, is battling a crisis of her own. Her new husband, Matthew, wants a divorce, even though the couple have a newborn baby. Charlotte needs her mother more than ever, but the two have never seen eye to eye. Her marriage on the rocks and with few prospects for income, Charlotte is near the end of her rope. Then a life-threatening illness brings into focus what's important after all.
Ava's other daughter, Samantha, also lives on Nantucket Island, with her best friend and roommate, Grayson. Samantha suffers from a lack of direction in her life, and longs to meet a rich prince charming who will sweep her off her feet. When she meets the man of her dreams, she's leaving behind the one man who loves her unconditionally - Grayson.
Jackson, Ava's son, is an aspiring actor in Hollywood. Everything has always come easy to him, that is until Willow, Matthew's cousin, shows up. Free-spirited Willow is just the kind of girl to break Jackson's heart, which is difficult to do, as Jackson is always the heartbreaker.
And speaking of Willow...she's a feminist island witch and artist. She and Jackson have been through many, many lifetimes together. Yet, Willow wants nothing to do with Jackson in this lifetime. She has no desire to give up even an ounce of her power, not even for her soul mate. Willow also is hiding a devastating secret from Jackson. A secret that is guaranteed to upend his life for good.
Mila, Ava's best friend, is battling a devastating illness, information that she hasn't shared with Ava and Luna. She never wants to be a burden, so she just doesn't ask for help. But she's going to need all the support she can get. She finds this support in a very surprising place, and, in doing so, gets closer to her own destiny.
Ava busies herself with fixing up her beautiful new beach home, so that she can open up a bed and breakfast. Contractor Deacon Cromwell, whom Ava hires to do the renovation, is the man who might thaw Ava's cold heart, if only she'll let him. However, he's almost 20 years her junior and, Ava believes, out of her league. Can Ava overcome her insecurities and allow herself to love again?
In this feel-good beach read with a touch of magick, Ava and her friends and family will become your best friends. Come and share their joys and heartbreaks, their tragedies and triumphs. For fans of Susan Mallery, Jude Devereaux Nantucket Bride series and Elin Hilderbrand!
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loved, loved loved this boo. It touches on so many things there should be something that interests everyone. It is so nice to read a book about mature women who are successful. While Ava had a bit of a stumble her good deeds towards others repaid her nicely. The conversion of the house, the healing of a friend's cancer, getting reacquainted with her children, finding love again - perhaps - all make for a fun book. You might say it is a bit magikal, but so much worth the time to read. I can hardly wait for the next book in this series.
I was drawn to the book by it's beautiful cover but I found that I fell in love with the characters. Such a great summer read and an awesome beach read!
Loved loved loved this book. I love everything Nantucket related and this is perfect. I could read this one again and again. Superb writing and plot line.
There is something for everyone in this book. Life is different for everyone, and I saw that in this book. The people make mistakes, and sometimes it takes almost losing someone to make you realize what you hadn't seen before. Sometimes you meet someone and just feel like you know them somehow, maybe it is the connection of the soul, then there is the parent/children relationship. It isn't often I think, this person is like me, but there were some in this book, I could so relate to. If you are looking for a book that you might connect to, I would suggest this. It is family, friends, the different life experience they each have, and I can see so many finding a connection with someone in this story. Best of all, as I write this review is the differences blend together so well and that is one of the things I will take away from reading this book. I received an ARC from BooksGoSocial through NetGalley.
I love everything Nantucket related so I was drawn to this. I really enjoyed the characters. All of the different elements, the renovation of the house, the friend's health crisis, getting closer to her children, all make for a great read.
I keep thinking that Matthew and Grayson deserves better than selfish, immature, self-centered Charlotte and Samantha, but hey, that’s just me. I liked the other part of the story, the friendship between Ava, Luna and Mila, the hardships they face and how they fight and work and support each other.
One of the best beach reads of the summer! You will love this story and all the characters. I can’t wait to read the next one. Family’s, a Nantucket inn, romance and the beach! A must read!,
This is a book that once I picked up, it totally consumed me. I ended up reading it in one evening as I was so absorbed by what was in front of me and I had to see how everything was going to end… A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As I'm in my 40s, I'm becoming more interested to read books that relate to older characters. I love stories set in a beach I can 'escape' to, and I could relate to the characters, which got me intrigued and turning the pages. Overall, a great book and I'll definitely check out more from this author. Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Nantucket Beachfront Inn is another great beach read that takes place in Nantucket. High-powered New York attorney Ava Flynn is brokenhearted by her husband that left her while cleaning out over a million dollars in savings, This has led to her actions that result in her losing her job. She is trying to figure out her life when an a wealthy benefactor wills her a large house in the 'Sconset Beach area of Nantucket, She heads out to the island with her two best friends coming along. Eva's estranged daughter lives in 'Sconset Charlotte also has a crisis of her own. Her new husband wants a divorce even though they have a newborn baby. She really needs her mother even though the two have not had a close relationship. Ava's other daughter ,Samantha, lives on Nantucket with her best friend. Samantha suffers from a lack of direction in her life. Ava's son, Jackson, is an actor in Hollywood but he comes to Nantucket to help his mother with her move. Ava's move to Nantucket has come at a good time for the family. This is a great book that I highly recommend.
Loved this book. Ava has lost her job in New York and then discovers she's been left a house in Nantucket.. As her 2 daughters live there she decides to move and open the house as an upmarket B&B.
I read this book in two days...was captivated by the characters, the beach setting, and all of the issues they had to work through. Normally I don't love stories that veer into the "magical" realm, but it didn't detract from the story at all and actually made Willow interesting and someone to root for. Great read!
This was a really good read. Easy story to follow, charming setting and great characters. Really enjoyed it.
I found it took awhile to get into this book and I liked some characters more than others. I have never been to Nantucket and I found the setting wasn't as visually described as I was expecting. I found there were too many characters and at times it was hard to remember who was who. Thanks to Ainsling Delaney and BooksGoSocial for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. 3.5 stars.
The rule of 3 3 friends 3 women plus 1 as sisters Witches work with the rule of 3 and mainly females through the Moon goddess. Although she is night and there is a god for day. I found this an interesting book to read even though it takes up the theme of women past or during menopause which is common amongst fantasy writers st present. The Inn came through the story as being a place of healing, whether emotional, psychological, or physical. I enjoyed the book and intend to read the remainder of the series, and so was disappointed to discover that even though it says book2 is already published, i couldn't find if As for the Shakespeare 'toil and bubble' explanation of the contents of the brew, i checked it out! And yes, Delaney is correct, most of these would the tricksy witch names for the ingredients. For 2 reasons. 1. To keep the contents of the potion secret; and 2. To make people fear them.. So eye of newt is black mustard seed, toe of frog is buttercup buds, wool of bat is holly, tongue of dog is houndstonhue, tooth of wolf is wolfsbane, adders fork is adderstongue herbs, lizards leg is breastweed , and owlets wing is henbane
A tale of family and friends, love, illness and loneliness set against the backdrop of a house bequeathed in a will. When Ava is left a beachfront property ripe for renovation she moves lock stock and barrel with one of her friends to the very town where her daughters live. The relationship is strained at first but as hearts thaw the family pulls together. A perfect summer read.