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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Sandpiper Shore by Debbie Mason




36501081Title: Sandpiper Shore
Series: Harmony Harbor #6
Author: Debbie Mason
Format: Kindle,
Published: June 26th 2018 by Forever
ISBN: ASIN B0763L6768
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason presents the latest novel in the Harmony Harbor series. Perfect for fans of feel-good romances by New York Times bestselling authors Emily March, Sheila Roberts, and RaeAnne Thayne!

Jenna Bell loves her job as a wedding planner and loves a happy ever after even more. Until the day she meets with her newest client and discovers that the bride's fiancé is the man she's had a crush on for years. But she knows the #1 work rule: Never fall in love with the groom.

Secret Service Agent Logan Gallagher arrives at Tie the Knot to make plans with his bride-to-be. But coming face to face with Jenna after all these years brings back feelings that he's fought long and hard to forget. Does his attraction to Jenna mean that he's about to make the biggest mistake of his life?



Linda's Thoughts:
“It’s hard enough to be dumped a week before your wedding, but to be dumped for your stepmother…”

Sandpiper Shore is the sixth wonderful installment in Debbie Mason’s Harmony Harbor series. It’s the story of CIA Agent Logan Gallagher and wedding planner Jenna Bell in a rollicking mishmash comedy of errors.

As the story opens, Jenna is in Harmony Harbor to have her final dress fitting at her sisters’ shop, Tie the Knot, when she discovers that Lorenzo, her scumbag fiancé, is dumping her for her stepmother.  Still dressed in her bridal attire, Jenna runs from the shop when she loses her glass slipper and almost gets hit by a car. This is how she meets Logan as he rescues Jenna from the vehicle and, in a scene reminiscent of Cinderella’s, he places her shoe back on her foot on bended knee. Then, Logan punches Jenna’s ex-fiancé – which Lorenzo richly deserves but which comes with unwelcome consequences like being arrested and doing irreparable damage to Logan’s career. That’s not all. Now, mix in Pippa, a cute baby Sandpiper crane rescue, a Princess with her own agenda, a valuable engagement ring that keeps disappearing, an attempt at pole dancing, wedding preparations on steroids, a strange case of amnesia, a town of matchmakers and a meddling ghost and you will wonder if true love stands a chance in the oft-times hilarious chaos.

OMG, I loved Jenna and Logan together. Neither is looking for true love when it smacks them in the face. It wouldn’t be a Harmony Harbor book without Colleen Gallagher, the Gallagher’s matriarchal meddling spirit; her feline partner in crime, Simon; and Colleen’s former right-hand man and confidant, Jasper. I also enjoyed that Shay, Michael and crazy Cherry played huge supporting roles in this story. LOL! Cherry certainly means well, but the appropriateness and positivity of her influence is questionable.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Sandpiper Shore:

“Hey, Cinderella, you lost your shoe.”
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She tipped her head back. “Look at that sky. I forgot how beautiful it is here at night.” Her voice fell to a whisper. “Silently, one by one in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
He smiled. “Evangeline.”
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“Trust me, no woman in their right mind would give up the chance to have sex with Logan Gallagher. Ho or no ho.”

Sandpiper Shore can be read as a standalone if you insist. That said, each of the books in this series have been delightful and I do believe that your enjoyment of the books may be increased if you have developed an affinity with the unique, realistic and quirky characters who appear throughout the series.

I want to live in the small town of Harmony Harbor and to claim a hot Gallagher for my own! Debbie’s storytelling is great, keeping me riveted to the pages from the beginning through to the end. The dialogue is clever and laugh-out-loud humorous; and the story is action-packed and teeming with surprising twists and turns. If you believe in fairytale happy-ever-afters, this is the book for you! My next visit to Harmony Harbor can’t come soon enough!



Suggested Reading Order: 
Mistletoe Cottage
Christmas with an Angel (short story)
Starlight Bridge
Primrose Lane
Sugarplum Way
Driftwood Cove
Sandpiper Shore

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