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Connor Larkin puts his acting career and fiance in Los Angeles on hold and heads to the sleepy seaside town or Mirimar Bay, California working as a waiter at Sylvie Cassick's restaurant as he tries to figure out what part of him was lost along the way. He begins serenading her customers, Sylvie realizes there is more to him than she originally thought.
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Kensington Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Miramar Bay
Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown L.A., hes not sure where hes going or what hes looking for. Putting his acting careerand his fiancéeon hold, hes searching for a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Baywhere one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices . . .
Unlike the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood, Sylvie Cassick has had to work hard for everything she has. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of her restaurant, he cant escape a feeling of finally coming home. Sylvie isnt sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiters job. Yet once he serenades her customersand slowly works his way into her heartshe realizes theres more to him than hes letting on. But as the world outside Miramar begins to threaten their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs forand become the man Sylvie deserves.
"A deeply satisfying read and a beautifully crafted portrait of small-town life."
"Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers."
"A true delight. Davis Bunn has penned a classic . . . not to be missed."
Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress
"I love this story. Davis Bunn hits a high note with Miramar Bay. The pages flew; I couldnt read it fast enough. This is truly the break-out book for Davis Bunn."Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Not since Jan Karons Mitford series have I read such a rich and beautiful tapestry of people, place and purpose as Davis Bunns Miramar Bay. I always know when Im immersed in a piece of great literature. I want to be the hero. I never want my quest to end. What an absolute joy." Brian Bird, executive producer, Touched By An Angel; writer-producer, Hallmarks When Calls The Heart
"A true delight. Davis Bunn has penned a classic. This story of life's second chances is wonderfully woven with mystery and romance. Miramar Bay is not to be missed." Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress
"A deeply satisfying read and a beautifully crafted portrait of small-town life." Booklist
"Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers." Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR DAVIS BUNN AND HIS BESTSELLING NOVELS
"No stranger to bestsellers (Strait of Hormuz, Lion of Babylon) . . . Bunn has created a stunning, multilayered tale of power and, ultimately, hope." Publishers Weekly
"A feast of suspense. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"Superb writing. In a class by itself." Providence Journal
"Another wonderful story. Youll re-read this book every year." Grand Rapids Press
"Bunn has comfortably made the transition to mainstream readers, and his popularity shows no sign of abating." Booklist
TraciePacific NorthwestAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Well crafted storyDecember 15, 2017TraciePacific NorthwestAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5At the beginning of the book, the author thanks Chip MacGregor for the challenge. Whatever the challenge was, Davis Bunn succeeded with Miramar Bay. Readers journey along with Connor on his meandering reflective path to rediscover what he most wants out of life and to find what he has lost. Scenes set in Miramar Bay have a small-town feel, tone, and pace. Gentle shifts move readers back to the Los Angeles scenes with appropriate tone and the city scenes aren't too jarring. We love all the characters in this novel and they all play their roles well--developed without taking anything away from the star. The story is so well crafted this is not just another romance novel. Excellent writing sets it above in its own class. Would love to hear more about Connor and Sylvie. I can't wait to read Firefly Cove!
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Are Fresh Starts Possible?June 17, 2017GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy books by Davis Bunn. He tells a great story. But if I had never read his books, the picture on the cover would draw me to this one. It looks like such a beautiful setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of a major city and figure out what is important in life. And Davis Bunn's word pictures simply enhance the beauty of the setting. Connor Larkin feels like he has lost himself in Hollywood as a "bad boy" actor and left his dreams of being a singer far behind. He needs a getaway and Miramar Bay seems to be just the place to try to find himself. Connor is also running from his pending wedding to a wealthy heiress because he has realized she is not the one for him. The Castaways is an upscale restaurant that catches his eye, or maybe I should say catches his ear, the first day he is in town. The owner, Sylvie Cassick, loves the kind of music he once dreamed of making and he hears the sounds coming from the restaurant as he walks down the street. Stepping inside, he is carried back to his younger days growing up in his family's restaurant. The drama, suspense, and romance enhance the story. Connor and Sylvie both need to get past all that has happened before and figure out where they are going. They are not the only ones with tough decisions to make. Several of the main characters need a fresh start.
CaroleTexasAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Complicated Lives in Search of SimplicityMay 3, 2017CaroleTexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Davis Bunn is one of my favorite authors, and while this book was better than many current inspirational novels it isn't one of his best, in my opinion. I'd still recommend it, especially because it's #1 in a series.