When I saw Christina's latest novel, The Silvershell Beach Inn, it drew my attention.
Blindsided by a broken engagement, Jacy Penna hastily throws an overnight bag together and leaves New York City, heading to the place that never changes - her grandmother’s house in the small town of Marion, Massachusetts. But in her haste she forgot about Zach Silva, the local boy that broke her heart when she was fifteen years old. Hoping to spend some time reliving sweet memories of summers past with her grandmother, Jacy is blindsided again when she finds out her grandmother has sold the house – to Zach Silva’s family. Determined to avoid running into Zach during her short visit, Jacy soon finds out that while nothing stays the same, love endures.
Zach Silva has come home to The Silvershell Beach Inn, his family’s elegant seaside inn, for as long as it takes to step down from his part in the family business. Sure his life is back in New York City, he’s ready to leave small town Marion in his rear view mirror. But he’s never completely forgotten the summer he said goodbye to his teenage sweetheart, Jacy Penna.
Always fond of Jacy’s grandmother, he convinced his family to buy Jacy’s grandmother’s house and bring the aging grandmother to cook at the inn. Augusta’s Portuguese specialty meals will bring a touch of the Silva family’s culture to the Inn. He hasn’t heard a word about Jacy in years. Sure she’ll never return to Marion, he’s shocked to find her sunning on Silvershell Beach. Seeing Jacy brings back too many memories and he begins to doubt his future plans.
Will one weekend back in the small town where memories of summer love still haunt them both be enough to help Jacy forgive and Zach find where his future really lies?
I loved this story! I felt as though I was walking through the grandmother's house. Christina described it perfectly. It was gorgeous, warm and inviting. Also, the love of a grandmother always makes things right. The story of two people coming back together and rekindling lost lost is something close to my heart. My husband and I reunited after a long absence. Christina always has the most wonderful characters. I felt Jacy's pain of lost love and I felt the love she had for her grandmother. When Jacy and Zach reconnected at the tree house, gave me goose bumps. I'm definitely going to try Christina's grandmother's recipe! As of all her stories, this one I will read over and over.
stories out of her head and down on paper. Her love of writing has sustained her through a myriad of jobs that included hairdresser, legal secretary, waitress and door-to-‑door saleswoman.
Luckily for her, writing proved to be successful and a lot less walking than going door to door. The Silvershell Beach Inn captures her memories of childhood summers spent with her grandparents in the small town of Marion, Massachusetts. She is also the author of Rapunzel's Lighthouse, Healing Seas, Harvest Blessings, Snow Globe Reunion, A Husband for Danna and a Wife for Humphrey. She is busy working on her next story that takes place in 1908, part of a collection of stories that Downton Abbey fans will adore. When she isn't writing or reading, she can be found walking her dog, talking to her herd of cats and spending time with her family.
To find out about Christina's upcoming releases, visit her website at http://christinalorenzen.com/.
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