Friday, December 4, 2020

If For Any Reason (Nantucket Love Story #1) by Courtney Walsh {Review}

If For Any Reason by Courtney Walsh

Paperback, 408 pages

Published February 3rd 2020 by Tyndale House Publishers

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given



Emily Ackerman has traveled the world, her constant compass and companion a book of letters her mother left for her when she died. With no father in the picture, her mom's advice has been her only true north. But when professional failure leads Emily back to Nantucket to renovate and sell the family cottage she inherited, she wonders if her mom left advice to cover this . . . especially when her grandmother arrives to "supervise." And especially when her heart becomes entangled with Hollis McGuire, the boy next door-turned-baseball star who's back on the island after a career-ending injury.

As sparks fly between her and Hollis, Emily is drawn to island life, even as she uncovers shocking secrets about the tragic accident that led to her mother's death. With her world turned upside down, Emily must choose between allowing the voices from her past to guide her future or forging her own path forward.



My Review: 4 Stars

There is something about the sea air that soothes my soul and warms my heart. Emily has traveled all over the world, but is back in Nantucket and almost immediately runs into Hollis, a friend from her past. Although there are bumps along Emily's journey and secrets to uncover, there is a comforting thread running throughout this poignant story.

Emily has a lot of challenges to overcome and this sweet book allowed for growth, love, and dreams to manifest. I loved the way Emily bonded with Jolie, which unintentionally strengthens their individual relationships with Hollis. 

The flashbacks to the past helped to complete this moving story and the whole thing encompassed every inch of my heart. 

Content: mild romance (implications to intimacy, kissing), mild+ religion

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