Summer at Oyster Bay
They say falling in love is easy. But what if you know it’ll break your heart?
For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm ...more
Loved this read and everything about it. Emily goes back to Oyster Bay where she grew up, she and Rachel her sister were brought up by they're grandparents as their parents had died in an horrific accident.
Three years later we see her return, shes broken up with her fella who wanted to marry her.
She manages to get a job as an Events manager where she meets someone.
This is an emotional story, a Happy ever after.
Thanks to Bookouture for my copy via Net Galley
ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review.
Jenny Hale has done it to me again! SUMMER AT OYSTER BAY captured my heart from the very first page and never let it go.
Emily Tate is returning to her childhood home on Oyster Bay. When she was younger her parents died and she and her sister, Rachel were raised by their loving grandparents. Emily has been gone for three years and has just broken up with her boyfriend when he asked her to marry him. She will be ...more
Emily Tate is returning to her childhood home after three years of city living that just showed her how wrong the city is for her. She’s staying in the home her Grandfather built, the home she grew up after the tragic death of her parents, the home ...more
All the characters were very delightful to know and I just love how they progressed throughout the story. I especially have a soft spot for Charlie because he started out as a typical bachelor businessman who ...more
The storyline is straightforward and there is maybe not too much happening but I enjoyed its cosy atmosphere and how Emily settled back and struggled with life changes at Oyster Bay.
The book has a set of wonderful characters and I really liked Emily and her family, especially Grams.
The atmosphere made me feel at home and I liked how the story was built about Emily's ...more
1. Why in the world do so many romance books have orphans as the main characters? I'm so sick of it. Can't authors come up with something other than abandonment issues due to dead parents? Ugh, just stop!
2. Why do women feel that their plans or visions of the future are the ones that a couple should agree on? Why can't there be a compromise? I never want my husband to feel that his dreams or desires are any less important than mine. Because I ...more
It’s set in Oyster Bay in the Chesapeake area. I’ve read several books set in Chesapeake and it makes me want to hop on a plane and explore- it sounds blissful. I also adore small town American settings- so this book had everything for me.
Jenny’s books always have a ...more
This was a loveable romantic book with a hint of humour but enough sand to get into ones flip flops. The characters were loveable and I felt I got to know them well.
This really was a wonderful "pick me up, don't put me down" book.
I received this book from NetGalley and Bookouture in return for an honest review.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each of the characters and seeing how their own individual stories developed throughout.
I especially loved the beach scenes, where time was spent with friends and family and playing in the sea, it made me just ...more
So, if you have been a reader of my blog/my reviews for a while, you know how much I love Jenny Hale’s books and yes, she did it again!
Summer at Oyster Bay follows the story of Emily Tate who finds herself back at Oyster Bay after saying no to her ex-boyfriend’s proposal. Oyster Bay contains a lot of memories for her, because it’s her childhood home. It reminds her of her grandfather and brings her back to her gram and ...more
The main character, Emily Tate, is sweet and loyal, and I warmed to her immediately. She’s had some ups and downs recently but she always has good intentions. When Emily returns to Oyster Bay, she realises what she’s been missing, and I joined her on a rollercoaster of emotions as she is reunited with her precious Gram and extended family, as well as the ghosts of her past.
Then there’s Charles… the handsome new owner of the Water’s ...more
I've read a couple of books recently where the main characters are on opposite sides of the fence but fall for each other despite their opposing views. They are good fun as you never know how it will end - will one give way or will they go their separate ways?
The characters in the book are well drawn and contribute well to the story. And the dog is great!
They only slight niggle I had ...more
I loved this story!
I started to read Summer at Oyster Bay during a stormy night and the beautiful writing and the compelling plot almost made me lose my sleep.
I've just moved out of old house where I lived the days of my youth with my late grandparents and this story hit really close to home.
I loved Emily,her character was so realistic and relatable at some point I believed I was reading my own story...unfortunately I'm still looking for my Charlie.
All the characters are amazing and page after
Oyster Bay is such a dreamy location with gorgeous little features that will leave you wanting to explore, move in and never leave. I loved the characters i met, the ups and downs of their lives.
It's truly a really gorgeous, entertaining novel packed full of romantic gestures that will put a smile on your face. It's ideal escapism, beautifully written. Great work, Jenny.
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, ...more