Sassy tomboy Ginger Atkinson would rather be captaining a deep-sea fishing boat than baking pies, yet she still wishes she had a man to bake for. Sure, the pretty redhead is happy running her late father’s Turtle Island ferry business, but everyone in the world is finding love except her. Stuck on the wrong side of thirty, she’s trying to accept singlehood by building a dream home—for one.
In high school, Carter Ridley loved to sneak off with his good friend Ginger to watch the sun rise over the ocean. But after graduation, his path took a different route. One that, unlike Ginger’s, did get him the spouse and house of his dreams. At least, until a scandal shattered everything.
Running from his heartbreak, Carter returns to Turtle Island, where he discovers that Ginger is all grown up. His teenage friend has become the woman he’s always wanted. But will Carter’s pain scare him away from a chance at happiness? Or can he be the loving partner Ginger’s been looking for?
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
If you like a book that contains great characters, its heartfelt, childhood friendships, low self esteem & trust issues, its romantic and has plenty of humour – then this is definitely a book for you.
This story revolves around Ginger – she returned home after the death of her father to run his boat business and she loves it. The only downside for her is that she can never seem to find love and she feels inadequate as a woman.
And Carter – he is called back to his childhood home to check on his younger sister who is pregnant and alone and his parents are away travelling and are worried about her and about Carter too. Carter however, is not in a good place and he is very angry with the world after his failed marriage/divorce and does not need to be babysitting his sister and can not wait to leave the island.
So here we have a woman (Ginger) who wants to find love, a woman (Julie) and her brother (Carter) who both want to be alone to get on with their lonely lives and what a story this gives us.
A little background – Ginger and Carter used to be childhood friends, lived next door to each other, they used to tell each other secrets, were always their for one another in times of need and both loved to watch the sunrise. Then time happens and college beckons and childhood friendships are lost and an unknown crush was never found out.
So swing back to now and one evening Ginger returns home to see an unknown car in next doors driveway and the blinds are closed, she gets an uneasy feeling and goes to investigate with her can of mace to see if Julie is ok. Ginger knocks and gets no answer, she then thumps but when the door is opened it wasn’t Julie that opened it but Carter her childhood crush.
Both Ginger and Carter have never forgotten about their friendship and it was great to see them learn to trust one another again and with this the story evolves and we find out about the characters pasts and what has molded them into the people they are today and we see how friendships can be re- found and treasured once again. I loved how this story flowed from one part to the next, answering the questions that you have not even asked.
This is a well written Love story and I would definitely recommend it as ‘A MUST READ’.
“I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.”
As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and worked for years as a computer programmer. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.
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