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Sunset Bridge (Happiness Key #3)

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Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants. Wanda, wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Alice, a widow raising her complex tween-age granddaughter. And Maggie, Wanda's daughter, a for
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ebook, 544 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Cheryl
Jul 17, 2011 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was great to get to visit with the women of Happiness Key again. I must admit that I found Tracy and Wanda’s stories more interesting this time than the rest of the ladies stories. In Tracy’s case, I wanted to see how her and Marsh’s relationship would turn out, when he found out she was pregnant. I thought Tracy and Marsh made a good couple and wanted them to have a happy ending. In Wanda’s case, I don’t need to say any more about why I liked Wanda’s story other than Wanda’s Wonderful Pies. ...more
Liz Collins
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Nancy H
May 05, 2016 Nancy H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was exceptionally good. Even though I did not read the first in the series that involved these characters, I was hooked right away and could not put this book down, especially with all of the things that were happening in the last 100 pages. I stayed up until the wee hours because there was no way I was going to sleep until I knew what happened. Definitely a good read!
Bookworm LLC
Jul 19, 2013 Bookworm LLC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: judy-bookshelf
Fun follow-up to the two earlier Happiness Key novels. Just a light, enjoyable read. (And isn't that a good thing?)
Crystal
Sep 22, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A novel of friendship, love and perseverance, Sunset Bridge is a stunning look at how friends work together at life, love and in the face of danger and disaster.

Sunset Bridge is a long book, but it flies by. It's also the third in the series, but I did not read the first two and although I feel I would have known the characters better in the first few pages if I had read the first two books, I feel that after those first few pages it really didn't matter. Ms. Richards gives enough background and
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Wendy Hines
Jun 29, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First - I want to say how much I love the covers for the Happiness Key novels. They really set the mood and are just beautiful. High marks to the art department!

This is the third novel in the Happiness Key series, but by no means the least. We revisit with old friends, the small group of women whose lives interweave, women who rent the beach cottages from main character Tracy Deoche. There is Wanda, Janya, and new character Maggie, Wanda's daughter. Each has their own lives, but the all have a
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Lauren
Jul 01, 2011 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The Happiness Key novels are some of the best I have ever read, and this addition, the last one, was the icing on the cake. It brought some tears as well as squeals of happiness for all the characters that I have come to love over the past three books.

Sunset Bridge opens up just as Tracy Deloche learns that she is pregnant. While this time should be causing happiness and joy, it is only causing a lot of anxiety of Tracy's part, because the man she is with- the father of the baby- hasn’t even exp
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Tessa
Sep 21, 2012 Tessa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Voilà un roman idéal pour l’été! Ne serait-ce que par son titre et sa couverture, je trouve qu’il a un air de soleil et de repos au bord de la piscine!

Dès le début du livre, on entre dans la vie de plusieurs femmes, toutes plus différentes les unes que les autres au premier abord mais qui finalement se révèlent être toutes dans la même position: leur vie leur échappe et même si elles pensent pouvoir s’en sortir seules, elles auront vite besoin d’aide et c’est là que l’amitié et le soutient de ch
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Danielle
Jul 04, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, chicklit
Everything that matters to Tracy Deloche exists at Happiness Key. From friends to her home and her now boyfriend Marsh, but when things beyond Tracy’s control threaten to take it all away she’s left to question what she wants from her life. Through pies and bridges the other women in the story, including Wanda and Maggie seek to reconnect and rebuild. Together all five women at Happiness Key learn that through their friendship is the key to their survival.

My first thought is to share everything
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Autumn Blues Reviews
Jul 05, 2011 Autumn Blues Reviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Delightful friendships with a hint of mystery and thrills makes for a great summer read.

As a first time reader of this Emilie Richards writing I can say I have been pleasantly surprised. Richards has brought the beach to the reader and I have found her destination relaxing and enjoyable, even with a lurking hurricane. She gives the reader a mix of characters soft spoken Janya, the feisty and funny Wanda, Wanda's daughter Maggie the ex-cop, Alice who struggles with her stuttering due to a stroke,
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Marcie
Jul 10, 2011 Marcie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sunset Bridge by Emilie Richards in the third book in the Happiness Key Novels. The book centers around a myriad of fantastic characters and a few story lines that take place in the quaint little town of Happiness Key. I love the chemistry between the characters especially the women. They're drawn together despite their various background and ages. They have an enviable friendship. My favorite character is Wanda. She is a spunky lady with an affinity to make delicious pies. Her character made me ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
A beautifully written story about Happiness Key and the women who inhabit the community. Tracy, a socialite with a name but no money (well, except some beach cottages), has now thawed and is in a relationship with Marsh, but will it go the way Tracy wants it? Jayna, a product of a strict family and arranged marriage, has made the best of a bad situation and comes out on top, but she really wants children and that isn't happening. Wanda has the pie shop of her dreams, but those dreams might be ru ...more
Fedora
Jun 13, 2013 Fedora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half stars.

I loved catching up with all the characters from the previous stories in the Happiness Key series, though I must admit that Tracy, one of the main characters, is probably the one I like and relate to least. That was true in this installment as well, and while I imagine her concerns and dilemma make her a sympathetic character to many readers, I found her actions and responses a little TOO much a variation on a "I need to you to tell me you love me" and in light of her newl
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Debbie
Jun 14, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The women of Happiness Key have grown together as more than a community, more than friends into family. They’ve each grown together and individually into better people than they were. They’ve faced many challenges together and fought for and against each other, unfortunately the fates have more surprises in store for each of them.
The before Tracy was the socialite with the heart of ice and who could blame her, she learned from the best and from the cradle, today she’s warm, caring and has never
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Louise
Jul 21, 2011 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was totally mesmerized by this story and it had me sucked in from beginning to end. I loved all the characters and the story is so well written that I had a vivid picture in my mind of what the community of Happiness Key looked like. I really felt like I was welcomed into the story by the characters and was right there with them.
Wanda’s pie shop was especially intriguing to me and I loved the bantering back and forth between Wanda and her daughter Maggie, it made for great entertainment! Altho
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Julie Barrett
Jun 11, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunset Bridge by Emilie Richards
Tracy owns the 25 acres of Happiness Key where there are 5 cottages that are rented out.
She's in her 40's with not much hope of having a child but that one night with her boyfriend, Marsh was just enough to make her pregnant.
Also we are brought up to date on what's happening with the residents of the cottages.
Love to hear of the sleep overs on the shores of the ocean.
Wanda baked pies and had waitressed at Gaylords til they went topless. so she's started her own pl
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Judy Collins
Jul 27, 2012 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The best..read the entire series!" Having lived and worked in the Keys and Florida, love the setting and you will all in love with the characters! Looking forward to her new book "One Mountain Away" which I have pre-ordered on Nook.

Tracy has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants. Wanda, wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Alice, a wi
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Patti TheLoveJunkee
3 1/2 stars!

Sunset Bridge is the third book in a trilogy about the lives of four women living in a small community in Florida:

Tracy Deloche lived a life of luxury until her husband was arrested for fraud and the feds took almost everything they owned. Tracy has been dating Marsh Egan, a conservation activist, for a few months,and has just found out she's pregnant. She doesn't know yet if Marsh cares for her, but she knows she wants this baby.

WandaGray is an older woman who used to be a waitress
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Michelle
Aug 13, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked how this book picked up where the second book left off, but at the same time you could probably read it as a stand alone. I never read the first book in the series, but still enjoyed the second book. The author does a great job with characterization and has plenty of drama to keep the story moving forward. I was itching along with Tracy on the camping trip and was as stressed as she was when I thought about what being pregnant meant for her. I grieved with Janya as she struggled with inf ...more
Caroline Abbott
This was an enjoyable read. A nice easy chick lit book. While there were some romances, the best part for me was the relationships of the women to each other. There was a mystery thrown in, which made it more interesting. I recommend it.
Robin
Oct 16, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
I enjoyed the first two in this series (HAPPINESS KEY and FORTUNATE HARBOR, and since I needed a book in large print, brought this home to finally read and so far I'm liking it. These are good books for anyone who wants good family/friends stories with a minimum of content (aka cussing and sex). Those who like Maeve Binchy may enjoy most any book by this author.

Update: After finishing it decided this was a fun read although I tended to get really annoyed with Tracy's attitude at times and she co
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Shirley
Jun 22, 2016 Shirley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ann
Jul 02, 2014 Ann rated it liked it
Third book in the series -- lives up to the other two. They all follow the same template - there is always a mystery for the ladies of Happiness Key to solve. I definitely recommend them as Great beach reads.
angie
Aug 05, 2011 angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is #3 in a series that I've really grown to like a lot. I love Emilie Richards' books. The characters in this series are a group of 4(very different) women who are neighbors that become friends and really help each other out. In each book there is a little mystery going on that they end up solving together- usually in dangerous circumstances. The setting is beautiful and makes me want to live in Florida on their tiny little island. I'm a big proponent of reading any series in order and this ...more
Ande
Jan 20, 2014 Ande rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed this series so much, that I read all three of them in 3 weeks. My mom is the one who told me about this trilogy and that she enjoys all the other boosk written by Emilie Richards. These were books that you come to love the characters and you are sad to see it end.
Gloria Bernal
I always enjoy the women of Happiness Key. I think it is helpful to get acquainted with them in the prequel to this book aptly titled Happiness Key. Wanda is a key character who owns a pie shop called "Wanda's Wonderful Pies." since pie is my fave dessert I love the segments where she is creating new recipes.

This one involves a murder mystery, a couple of unplanned pregnancies and some romance. Not a deep or moving novel by any means. Pleasant enough but she has written better novels. This is a
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Johanna Wiersma
Feb 17, 2015 Johanna Wiersma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, light read with a Happy ending. A feel good book.
Rita
Apr 07, 2016 Rita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice spring/summer read about friends helping each other.
Lindamac
Mar 01, 2016 Lindamac rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Enjoyed this book and the series. Fun easy read.
Lizz
Aug 25, 2011 Lizz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final installment in this trilogy by Emilie Richards does not disappoint. I've enjoyed this series so much. The characters are well developed and all are fascinating in their own right. The friendship that has grown between the women throughout the series is deep and rich. I feel as if the characters are friends, and when I read the last words I did so a little sadly. The story lines were all wrapped up well, each character getting her own Happily Ever After in whatever form it takes. I will ...more
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