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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Angel Island
From end to end, Angel Islands shores are awash with love.
Claire North understands how Angel Island sets the rhythm for her own serenity and ease. But a visitor to the island has disturbed her peaceful heart. She knew him as a troubled boy who came to her soup kitchen in Boston, full of half-truths but brimming with trust and seeking nourishment for body and soul. She wasnt able to say good-bye to him then. Now, miraculously, a second chance to help him has come.
Jamie Carter, now a young man, is more in need of Claires wisdom than ever. She is elated over the reunion but soon suspects he is back to his old ways. She wants to believe in the possibility of change but her faith is truly put to the test...
On the other side of the island, Avery Bishop is also working hard to make a fresh start. Newly single, she pours her independent spirit into opening a new café. Her culinary school training and stylish taste are scoffed at by Mike Rossi, who owns the cozy café across the street. But Avery is determined to show this burger-flipping hero a real cook has arrived. If only Mikes charming smile and laughing eyes didnt make her forget so easily that he is her fiercest competitor…
Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of more than thirty books, she also writes the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries under her real name, Anne Canadeo. She lives with her husband and daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound. Outside of her office, she is active in many community projects, including aiding the homeless, preparing food for those in need, and participating in a literacy outreach program that promotes reading and provides free books.
Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5BoringJuly 8, 2014Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1
This book was so boring I couldn't even finish it. The proofreader did not do a very good job. There were lots of mistakes. The characters were flat and the story never took off.
PattyCalera, ALAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not as dramatic as the other Angtel Island storiesJune 21, 2013PattyCalera, ALAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4
I enjoyed this book as I have all the Angel Island stories. I did not think it had as much suspense as the previous books, though. I thought the relationship between Avery and Mike could have been a little more fiery or suspenseful. Perhaps even his children might have had a more prominent role. I was just a little let down by the way the relationship was written.
martiRochester,MNAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent seriesJune 14, 2013martiRochester,MNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Another great story in this series. Enjoyed the characters and their stories.
Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another great Angel Island story...June 3, 2013Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5
I was so pleased to see that Katherine Spencer wrote another Angel Island story. When Thomas Kinkade passed away, I was afraid that we had seen the last of these wonderful books. (I hope she will continue with Cape Light as well!!)
So we're back at the Inn with Lisa and Claire, and we meet three new characters. Jamie is a long ago friend of Claire's from when she worked at a place where the homeless boy lived. Now an adult, he has come back to find his special friend. Avery has opened a new cafe on the island and Nick is her only real "competitor" and yet a wonderful friendship is formed. So there is a full and fun summer for us to read about.
I enjoyed the tales and the writing is as good as it ever was. I closed the book with a sigh of contentment, and a touch of sadness. I hated to see it come to and end. This is a wonderful story for adults and teens alike. Many good lessons are woven into the plots. I found it a bit pricey, but once I got lost in the
contents, I forgot about what I paid for it. â˜º
NanceLakeland, FlAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great story!!!May 28, 2013NanceLakeland, FlAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I've enjoyed all of the Angel Island series. The characters all seem so real. It feels like you're right there on Angel Island.
The new characters help keep things interesting, also. I like the ongoing details. The combination of old and new characters.
Very good read!!!
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