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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Win a copy of Beach Dreams by Trish Perry and read my bonus review!

All you have to do to enter to win this great book is read my review and then post a comment telling me why you want it. I will pick a winner Wednesday! Best wishes.



About the book:
Tiffany LeBoeuf recently lost her mother to cancer. Still grieving, Tiffany seeks rest for her body and soul at a cozy beach house in San Diego. A scheduling mix-up causes a double booking, and Tiffany ends up sharing the house with a woman named Eve. When Eve's boyfriend, Jeremy, arrives to surprise Eve, he's surprised to see Tiffany as well. He settles in at the beach house next door, and what happens after that surprises them all.

A fun, contemporary romance about how God uses even our mistakes to bring about His divine purposes. Beach Dreams is the perfect get-away read.

My review:

After having read Too Good to be True and The Guy I'm Not Dating, both written by Trish Perry, I was eagerly anticipating the return of her characters. I was thrilled to discover that Jeremy was back, and this time this hot Brit's the hero! I hadn't read the first two books in the beach house series by Sally John, but frankly that didn't matter because the characters in the story were from Trish's previous series. And let me tell you what I love about her writing. She really knows how to write about relationships.

I loved the setting and the activities that took place. The language used by the English was quite fun, if you fancy that sort of thing, LOL! Anyway, Tiffany, the mean girl from the first two books who was humbled and softened at the end of book two, returns in this story as the heroine. She still fights the urge to tell people off and resists the temptation to return to her old ways on occasion, but that made her more real to me.

There were two different times when I got choked up toward the end of this story. I can't tell you what those things were that emotionally moved me because it would spoil the story, but I'll just say that sometimes what you think people believed about you and what you think they meant is not always true. That's the beauty of learning to communicate from the heart. While this book is a great beach read and loads of fun, it's by no means shallow, and on occasion it contains excellent insight into spiritual matters. And those almost-kisses were pure torture! I'm just sad the story had to end.

Beach Dreams was published by Harvest House and released in July 2008.

28 comments:

Karazay said...

What intrigues me about this book? My parents are both nearing 70 and have been ill a lot more this year. I'm not good with loss because I haven't lost anyone close to me, ever. So I've been trying to read some books based on healing after losing a loved one.

Thanks,

nerakdunbar[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Grateful Gramma said...

I'd love to be at that cozy beach house myself! The mix-up in the story sounds interesting.

traveler said...

Beach Dreams is a dream of a novel. I love the setting and the characters are wonderful. Thanks for the excellent review. This novel sounds amazing. Great giveaway.
saubleb (at)gmail(dot)com

anne said...

A compelling novel with the most attractive and lovely cover artwork which I just adore. Thanks for the great insight into this story.
bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

windycindy said...

Hi, It sounds like a great blend of characters and a wonderful setting. I like your line about communicating from the heart and the surprise ending. Please enter me in your drawing. I am ready to read this book! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes{at]hotmail[dot]com

Rel said...

My copy just arrived and I can't wait to read it :) Enjoyed your review!

Ausjenny said...

Please enter me I would love to read this book

bigguysmama said...

Hi Michelle. I'd love to win a copy of Trish's new book. I've only read Too Good To Be True and laughed hysterically, for the most part. I have seen a number of reviews for this book and I'd love to win a copy. I just read over my review of TGTBT and still don't remember Jeremy. Oh well, maybe I'll remember him after I read the book!

In Christ,
Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

l like the English accent! and a beach story, well l am so close to the beach the it looks good.... almost kisses, awwww.... looks goood to me! Percy

luv2read said...

I would like to be entered into the drawing. I have just been introduced into chick-lit ant the spiritual depth and can have by reading Splitting Harriet. Beach House looks like it is a fun read with spiritual depth also.
spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
I have read Sally John's first Beach House book and did enjoy it. It was a novel about 4 women turning 40 and getting together to celebrate at the same beach house. I recommend it. The house next door that you mentioned in the review is also in that story. It does sound like I might need to read Trish's other books first. Please enter me. jdanderson@comcast.net

Bethany said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book because I need a good, fun book to read this summer, and "Beach Dreams" looks like it would fit the bill perfectly!
Thank you for this giveaway,
jimmynmatthewsmom[at]gmail[dot]com

stampedwithgrace said...

since it's summer and I'm not at the beach, I'd love to read about soemone enjoying it :)

Rachelle said...

I loved the characters in the previous books, and I would love to see them again in this one!

Please enter me in the contest!

rmill020 [at] bju.edu

Abi said...

oh this sounds like a really really good book. count me in

Stacey said...

Why do I want to win? I adore Trish Perry's other books AND the beach. Now, all I need is a fruity slush with an umbrella...

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jenny said...

I have been looking forward to this book ever since I heard about it. Your review makes me want to read it all the more.

eviesmommo at yahoo dot com

ForstRose said...

Michelle,

Please enter me. Sounds like a great read. I love going to the coast and watching the waves - sould love to be able to more often but books are always a good alternate to actually being somewhere.

Melissa
forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com

MaryZ said...

Any time I've spent in a beach house have been really special times. Sounds like a touching story. Please include me.
maryzan@gmail.com

Cherie J said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me in the drawing.

cherierjatyahoo.com

pearl said...

This book is special and would reawaken the love of a beach for me. I used to vacation many years ago at a beach and loved it. What a great novel. Thanks for this lovely book.
elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

annie said...

I enjoy beach locales since they are serene, beautiful and lovely. This book has a gorgeous cover which is appealing and restful. A beach is my favorite spot to relax.
Great giveaway. Thanks.
rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carole said...

The beach setting and plot combine in what looks like an enjoyable read. And I appreciated your review. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Just.Me said...

It is hard to come up with something different to say since the others that entererd before said everything!

I lost my Dad to cancer three years ago and I can tell you that God has helped me through this time. Whether it is a surprise phone call, seeing a yellow butterfly or even just hearing my Dad's voice in my head, it has helped me slowly heal.

I would like the opportunity to read a Christian author and enjoy a light hearted book.

acdaisy95 said...

I haven't read this book nor any books by Trish. I would like to have the opportunity to win this. It sounds like a great read.

Count me in!

sunflower95_daisy AT yahoo DOT com

Karin said...

Would love to read Beach Dreams.

Michelle Sutton said...

And the winner is...


acdaisy95!

Smilingsal said...

If it choked you up twice and made you NOT want to finish it, makes me want to read it. (Great review.)
Thanks for the opportunity!

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