Welcome To Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts

Description:  Once happily married, Jenna Jones is about to turn forty, and this year for her birthday—lucky her—she’s getting a divorce. She’s barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, but now her deadbeat artist ex is hitting her up for spousal support…and then spending it on his “other” woman.

Still, as her mother always says, every storm brings a rainbow. And when she gets a very unexpected gift from her great-aunt Edie, things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Aging Aunt Edie is finding it difficult to keep up her business running The Driftwood Inn, so she invites Jenna to come live with her and run the place. It looks like Jenna’s financial problems are solved!

Or not. The town is a little more run-down than Jenna remembers, but that’s nothing compared to the ramshackle state of The Driftwood Inn. Aunt Edie is confident they can return it to its former glory, though Jenna feels like she’s jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the beach fire.

But who knows? With the help of her new friends and a couple of handsome citizens, perhaps that rainbow is on the horizon after all. Because, no matter what, life is always good at the beach. (publisher)

My take:  Newly divorced Jenna and her very unhappy fourteen year old daughter move to the shore to live with Jenna’s elderly aunt. Rent is free and they can help get Aunt Edie’s inn back in shape – all while hoping to find the rainbow at the end of the storm aka Jenn’s life.

In her typical style Sheila Roberts brings her characters through easily relatable situations – if not for the reader, surely the reader knows someone who has been through similar life events. It’s a story of new beginnings and being open to possibilities.

I enjoyed Welcome to Moonlight Harbor. It’s a great start to a new series. Recommended to fans of the author, contemporary romance and beach town settings.


15 thoughts on “Welcome To Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts

  1. If it’s a romance, and if it takes place on the beach, does that make it a “beach read?” Or can we all agree that a book about romance on the beach can be read and enjoyed any time of the year? I guess you know where my thoughts lie!


    • I think we’ve had this conversation before, Lloyd. I can’t argue with your point. But I also won’t say it shouldn’t be called a beach read (which I don’t think I did, did I?). In this case, I believe no one is wrong, lol. Thanks for stopping by and if you see spring would you send it to us in the middle? We’re supposed to get several inches of snow today…


  2. This book sounds like my kind of read…the kind I love to mix in with the regular thrillers I consume. Books about beach towns are my favorites, and I always love a good “starting over” story.

    I haven’t yet read this author, and reading the first book in a new series sounds like the perfect way to begin.

    Thanks for sharing.


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