Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sea Glass Island-Sherryl Woods

Sea Glass Island

Sherryl Woods

Mira, May 28 2013, $7.99

ISBN: 9780778314462

Actress Samantha Castle feels happy for her sisters (Gabriella in Wind Chime Point and Emily in Sand Castle Bay) who found love when they returned home to Sand Castle Bay, North Carolina to help their grandma Cora Jane with her hurricane battered Castle's by the Sea Restaurant. However, having returned to New York as the only one without a fiancé, Samantha misses her family.

Samantha returns to Sand Castle Bay to attend Emily’s wedding. Also home is her high school secret crush Ethan Cole who was three years older than her and the heartthrob of teens as the star quarterback and a hunk. His fiancĂ©e dumped him when he came home from Afghanistan minus a leg. As the matchmakers led by her Cora Jane try to bring them together, Ethan has doubts about intimate relationships, so they become friends falling in love.

The third Castle Ocean Breeze romance is an engaging contemporary that also allows the audience to see what has happened to the rest of the Castle family. Ethan seems real with his trepidations over commitment having been burned when he needed support. However, resolutions of his phobia and other complex issues seem rushed and too easily resolved. Still fans will enjoy this Castle family drama.

Harriet Klausner

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