Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay #1)
"It's no wonder that AKrentz's? novels consistently hit bestseller lists."
Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz, this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape an
There was romance, but it didn't draw me in as much as I would have liked. Rafe Madison and Hannah Harte are the two main characters. Their grandfathers were business partners turned enemies, with a feud that lasted thirty-some years. Hannah's Aunt Isabel owns a large mansion. She believes Rafe and Hannah are right for each other, even though they have never dated. When she dies she leaves her mansion to ...more
This book attempts to be a modern day Romeo and Juliet, with the children of two feuding families developing a romantic interest in one another. Something about the feud never resonated with me, though, and I got increasingly annoyed every time they talked about what the Harts would do or what a Madison would do, as if every member of the same family has the same p ...more
In the small town of Eclipse Bay nothing is more certain than the Harte/Madison feud. Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison are expected to continue the tradition but when they are thrust together by an unexpected inheritance, they soon discover that what they feel for each other is far from hatred. Unfortunately, their return to Eclipse Bay has also awakened a dormant threat that may jeopardize everything they are working toward.
A sweet romance and a solid mystery.
The s ...more
I wanted to love this book, I really did, but it fell flat in a few areas.
Rafe is the small town bad-boy from the Madison family. With a history of failed marriages, his goal in life is to stay out of jail. Rafe cooks like a God, looks like a God, and apparently has the patience of a God to put up with Hannah.
Hannah, daughter of the feuding family, the Harts, is a prissy, ...more
This was OK. I can't say I liked it. It was all a bit ho-hum and... what wine are they drinking now? - Hmmm wouldn't mind a wine... Perhaps I'll put this book down and go get one... It just didn't grab my attention (except to make me thirsty). I don't think I'll continue with the next book.
The little bit of drama that the two were involved in gave the story something more than just a love story. Most of all, their honesty and determination carry them through the invest ...more
Eclipse Bay is in Oregon. The Madisons and Hartes have lived there for years, but a falling out between war buddies Mitchell Madison and Sullivan Harte over a business deal gone sour three generations ago had resulted in a long-standing feud between the families.
Their grandchildren, Rafe Madison and Hannah Harte meet by chance one night on the beach at Eclipse Bay when Rafe is 24 and Hannah 20. Hannah has her life mapped out in front of her, while Rafe's ...more
Eclipse Bay is Book 1 in a trilogy of three, contemporary, romantic-suspense novels. The second book is Dawn in Eclipse Bay. The third book is Summer in Eclipse Bay.
I checked out a Kindle copy of this book through my local library, and the publisher required a rather onerous USB download. The formatting is oddly done with double-spacing between every paragraph. This might actually have made the book easier ...more
Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison are from two families that have hated each other for two generations, their grandparents and their parents, now they're expected to feel the same way. However they feel anything but.
One night, Hannah is on the date with her boyfriend, they get into an argument and gets out of his car and he leaves her in the middle of the night, alone. Hannah, a responsible, o ...more
It’s a kind of modern day Romeo and Juliet…..the two families being at war with each other for three generations and what happens when Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison fall in love with each other.
Well, it’s a bit more than that!!
Rafe Madison is the local bad boy whose main goal i ...more
I really enjoyed this book, and I'm really looking forward to continuing the series.
I happened upon a used copy of this book. It's been sitting on my dresser for awhile, but I decided to give it a try. That was this morning. I finished the book later in the evening. This was quite the feat, since I have two small children. I took advantage of their nap time and put chores on the back burner.
Krentz certainly did a phenomenal job with Eclipse Bay by setting up the plot early and keeping ...more
Predictable story, but lots of family history built up and I enjoyed listening to this book.
In Eclipse Bay, Hannah and Rafe are caught in the Madison/Harte feud that has been going on for generations. One night when both were in their youth they had a conversation that would be with them their lifetimes. After 8 years of Rafe doing his thing and Hannah doing hers they are brought back together because of the romant ...more
Long feuding families the Hartes and the Madisons are well known through Eclipse Bay. A small tourist town on the Oregon coast has a host of interesting characters, not the least of which is Arizona Snow. I think she was likely the most enjoyable character in these books. We meet her also in the Arcane Society books. That said this series follows the newe ...more
The romance and mystery were bland and I agree with other reviews that at the end I half expected the Mystery Machine to roll up and Velma to cry Jinkies! Yes it was actually that cliche!
I wo ...more
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant ...more