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Tara

(Beach Brides #2)

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Beach Brides Series Book #2

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination vacation to a beautiful Caribbean isle. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her la
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Paperback, 210 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Winter Wedding Press
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Paula  Phillips
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

I love the Beach Bride Series as it appeals to the romantic side of me, the whole message in a bottle scenario and love at first sight. Fate and Destiny. Tara is one of the women who belong to the online book group that visited the Carribean and chucked a message in a bottle out to sea. Three of the women have found love - Meg, Nina, and Clair and now it's Tara's turn when a twist of events happen, and a guy named Heath decides against proposing when he finds Tara's bottle. On the night Heath wa
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Carol
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twelve women formed an online book club. It
is called Romantic Hearts Book Club. They
decide to meet in person on a Caribbean isle.
They dare each other to write a note to their
dream hero. The note gets put in each one's
own empty wine bottle, corked then throw
into the sea!!!
There are twelve books and twelve authors
included in this Beach Brides Series. Each
book can be read as a stand alone.
Ginny Baird writes the captivating second
book called Tara.
Tara is from Beaumont, Maine. She owns
and r
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Elaine
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
The stories are only loosely linked so likely they can be read as stand-alone.
HEChapter -Tina J
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
Young woman standing on the beach at the seaside in a wedding dress and headband, her hair looks a little wind-tossed. Timeless, classic elegant air to the cover and series in general. This synopsis makes me curious and I look forward to reading it.

> > Looking Deeper < <
POV ~> Third person.

On the Georgia shoreline, Heath was saved from making the biggest mistake of his life when a bottle washed up on shore. Breaking off a
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Amy
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara: Beach Brides Series is my new favorite by Ginny Baird. It is a short read with a little over 200 pages long. I had it read in no time because I did not want to put it down. I love the "message in a bottle" theme. Heath and Tara are from two different worlds but yet able to find a connection. A sweet, clean, fun, and romantic read. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series when they release.
5+ stars.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review.
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Jacqueline
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy (or ARC) of the book, and I reviewed the book voluntarily.
That being said, I couldn't put the book down.
The plot twists were well thought out and realistic.
You really identify with both Tara and Heath.

The premise begins with 12 girlfriends casting messages in bottles into the sea while on vacation.
Tara's lands on Tybee Beach where Heath discovers it... as he's walking with his current girlfriend.
As he reads the message, he realizes he is not with the right woman.
Both h
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Pam
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The First Husband is by McGarvey Black. It is a psychological thriller that will definitely keep you reading just to find out what happens. Then, it takes hold of you and will not let go until the last page. It deals with how lies just keep coming back to haunt you and can even destroy you if it is kept long enough.
The book begins in Delhi, India in 1988 when a young man, Sam, and a young lady, Trina, are having to part after being together for a month. Trina had come to India as a tribute to h
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Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nikita by: Ginny Baird
Tara by Ginny Baird is the second book in the Beach Brides series and I first got attracted towards this book because it's a Ginny Baird book. I love Ginny's writing style and her talent in making the most challenging of plots come out as witty, romantic and totally memorable!

The cover is beautiful and the blurb catchy; sure to make readers stop and take notice. The Beach Brides series features twelve friends who are all romantics at heart but have been unfortunate in love so far. On a dare, eac
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Katrina Epperson
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this concept of 12 women form an online book club and for whatever their station in life love has not gone the way they had hoped. They meet on Enchanted Island in the Caribbean and after much discussion decide to put their hopes and dreams in a note and place it in a bottle which is thrown out to sea. This is the second book of the series and is wonderfully written. It brings humor, sadness, faith, hope, trust and lots of romance.
This is Tara's story. She has been unlucky in love thus f
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Shash
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara is part of the twelve book Beach Brides Series. The series follows twelve friends who are part of the online Romantic Hearts Book Club. They agree to meet at Enchanted Island in the Caribbean. While there, they each write a note to their perfect hero, put it in a bottle, and toss it out to sea. Now the bottles are being found, and we get to enjoy the stories that follow!

I am so excited about this series! As crazy as it sounds to send messages out in bottles, it is so realistic, too. I can t
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Dawn Pearson
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though I ended up reading this story before book 1 of the series, I found that it was written as enough of a standalone that it didn't matter.

This story opens 4 months after Tara had visited Enchanted Island where she and 11 other women were vacationing. While there, they each had the idea that it would be fun to throw a bottle out to sea with a message to their "one true love." So, when her bottle is actually found and someone responds to her message, she's both excited and nervous about
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Cheryl Steckling
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beach Brides Series
TARA (Beach Brides Series #2) by Ginny Baird
The Romantic Hearts Book Club had 12 members and they met on line but decided they needed to meet in person. They chose Enchanted Island in the Caribbean.
They were in different stages and of different ages in their lives but they all had been let down by love and were totally romantics. They each wrote a note on their last night on the island and put it into a bottle and cast it out to sea! To hopefully find a dream hero!
Tara is fro
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Nicole
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara McAdams is a beautiful book shop owner from Maine. She’s also unlucky in love. Heath Wellington is a recently single billionaire banker from Georgia. When Heath finds a bottle with a Tara’s handwritten message in it washed ashore on the beach, he doesn’t think much of it at first. But after a few hours, he becomes intrigued by the message, daring him to help the sender mend her broken heart. Should he reply to Tara’s message? What’s the worst that could happen?

I absolutely LOVE the plot of
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Anna
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great idea! Friends each throwing a message in a bottle into the sea and whatever happens happens. Hopefully true love. Their playfulness and attraction was so nice to see and it was a joy to read!!

Heath is about to make a huge mistake. Proposing to a woman that he really doesn't love. But they've put in the time and he sees it as only right to her. Then he spots something on the beach. Reading the message in the bottle intruiges him. And keeps him from making a giant mistake.

Tar
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Elizabeth
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara: Beach Brides Series
By: Ginny Baird
Tara is one of twelve books in Beach Brides series. These books are written by twelve difference authors and about twelve difference women . The Series is about twelve difference friends who belong to the online Romantic Hearts Book Club. They all decide to meet at the Enchanted Island in the Caribbean Isle .They decide to write notes and put in a bottle and throw them into the sea and see if anyone finds their bottles. After four months Tara’s bottle is f
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Sally
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara puts a note in a bottle and sets it off in the ocean. What are the odds an eligible bachelor will find her request? What will she do if someone replies they’ve found the bottle?

Heath finds her bottle. Is he her adventurous, smart, sexy man she’s looking for? Once he emails her, he’ll find out. Why would someone put a request like this in a bottle for just anyone to find?

Tara and Heath get to know each other by sending emails back and forth, and then they decide to meet. Will it be love at
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Jennifer Craig
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, what happens when a bunch of authors that you love get together? They decide to write a series of interconnected novellas and the results are great.

Tara is the second member of the Romantic Hearts Book Club to have her message in a bottle found. Her bottle is found by Georgia millionaire Heath Wellington as he is about to propose to his longtime girlfriend for practical reasons. When he reads the message in a bottle, he sees it as a sign that he is about to make a mistake.

He begins to corres
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Cheryl
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adore this fun and unique series concept! Combining three of my favorites...beach settings, wedding stories and novella series... Beach Brides, and specifically Tara's story, are the best of all worlds! Tara is a spunky heroine, as you can tell by the cute and quirky note she includes in her bottle of chianti! As the owner of a romance-only bookstore...a brilliant idea...she obviously believes in love, but it's not turned out well in her past. And Heath, the finder of her bottle, hasn't found ...more
Brandy
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy for an honest review. Not to be a copycat, but someone said WOW! Definitely WOW! Another reviewer said, this was their favorite Ginny Baird book. I think I have to agree on that as well. Ginny is #2 in a 12 book series called, Beach Brides. Tara is Ms. Baird's contribution. I was originally drawn to this series by the premise. 12 single online girlfriend's; Meg, Tara, Nina, Clair, Jenny, Lisa, Hope, Kim, Rose, Lily, Faith and Amy meet up at a beautiful island resort and before ...more
Rosemary K
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Would you take a chance if it meant finding true love? On a dare all twelve members of the Romantic Hearts Book Club put a note in a bottle addressed to their dream hero and throw it into the sea. What will they find? This is the story of Tara McAdams. She was deeply hurt by a man who promised marriage then vanished from her life. She yearns for a good man to love her. Heath Wellington is very successful in business, but he doesn't have a special woman to complete him. When he finds the bottle, ...more
Joan Mueller
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
About to align his life with another woman just for the sake of being married, Heath spots a bottle floating in the ocean. The bottle turns Heath's complacent life into an adventure when he decides to embrace the challenge of contacting the woman who sent the message in the bottle taking a chance on love. This novella bring humor into the challenges of online and long distance dating with all the fears expressed when striving for that one true love connection. It is an entertaining and engaging ...more
Tanya Schulz-Patrie
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read by Ginny Baird and I truly enjoyed it and will be looking forwardto finding other book by her.

I recieved a ARC of this book as part of the multiple author Beach Brides Series. Tara is part of a Romantic Hearts Book Club that while vactioning together all decided to let fate and the ocean currents decide who would be their Prince Charming. All 12 club member wrote a message in a bottle and tossed them into the ocean.

Tara's mesage requested someone to mend her broken
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Bette Hansen
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sweet quick read that just made me smile. This is the second in a new series of books by a great lineup of authors. I haven't read the first yet and easily followed the story in this book. Detailed in the first book is a group of online friends get together and during that time each let's loose a message in a bottle looking for their true love.

After returning home to Maine, Tara never expects anything to come of it. Much to her surprise she receives an email from Heath Wellington from Savanna
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Shari
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The theme of "Message in the Bottle", twelve online book club friends get together at Enchanted Island, on their last night they all write a message and put in a bottle and throw it into the ocean. This is Meg's story, who is down and out on love. Months later, billionaire, Heath finds the bottle. He has just decided that his relationship with his present girlfriend is not what he is wanting, so he makes the call to Tara. They start a long distance relationship, which is going well until a secr ...more
Diane
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the concept of this collection of stories that revolves around twelve friends from an online book club who meet during a destination vacation in the Caribbean and decide to put romantic messages into wine bottles hoping to find true love. Think Sleepless in Seattle and a friendship that starts with a message in a bottle that leads to an e-mail connection but in this version there are no matchmaking games being played by the widower's young son. Heath and Tara are delightful characters and ...more
Renate
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
An out of the bottle new approach for a delightful beach series with a common thread but written by 12 different authors about 12 beach brides. Tara is set in two rather contrasting towns - Savannah, Georgia and Beaumont, Maine. As an avid reader on the shores of Lake Michigan, I enjoyed the fact that these 12 friends all belonged to an on-line book club - Romantic Hearts Book Club. Living in a beach community, I wonder what I would do if I found a message in a bottle, especially a wish for a "d ...more
Jimnlori
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story by Ginny Baird! I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series.
When Heath Wellington finds a message in a bottle on the day he had intended to propose to his long time girlfriend, he takes it as a sign that there might just be someone else out in the world that is his true love.
Tara McAdams loves her life living in a small northeastern town running a bookstore that only carries romance novels. She and her friends from their online book club decided to all p
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Phylis Carpenter
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best way to describe this book is Wow, It's Awesome. I wish that I could have given it 10 stars. I really enjoyed this book.

Tara is part of an online book club with 11 other girls. They all spent a weekend at the Enchanted Island so they could meet. While the girls were together they put notes about the kind of man they wanted in a bottle and through it out to sea.

Heath is a billionaire banker who was with his girlfriend Caroline walking on the beach when he found the bottle Tara had thrown.
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Julia David
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a sweet story. Heath was just getting ready to propose to his long-time girlfriend when she spotted a bottle that had just washed up on the beach. That was a big turning point for Heath. He didn't propose and he decided to contact the person who sent the message in the bottle. Tara is a big romantic, but hasn't found romance. She cast her bottle out to sea and four months later she gets an answer from a gorgeous man. He must be adventurous because he answered her note. As they come ...more
Jeannie
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming, well written story. I really loved the idea of 12 ladies putting their hopes and dreams on a piece of paper, putting them in a bottle and setting them sail in the oceans of the Caribbean. I have always liked the author's descriptive writing style and the storyline flows well, and loved reading about Tara and Heath's meeting in New York and Tara's visit to Savsnnah, Georgia. I also loved the fact that Tara's best friend shares my name. The ending is unforgettable! Can't wa ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird writes sweet contemporary romance with a dash of humor and a whole lot of heart. She is the author of the Blue Hill Brides Series: The Duplicate Bride (2020) and The Matchmaker Bride (2021) from Entangled Publishing and current and upcoming works from Hallmark Publishing: An Unforgettable Christmas (2019) and On Christmas Avenue (2021), a ...more

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