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(Beach Brides #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  235 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Beach Brides Series Book #1

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. 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 dur
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Paula  Phillips
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

An idea I have always loved is the whole Message in a Bottle theme. The one where you write a message and put it in the ocean with the hopes that someone will find your message and write back to you. So when I came across this series, I knew I had to read them all. The Beach Bride Series follows twelve women who originally met on Facebook as they all belonged to the same online book group. This part resonated with me as years ago I was a member of a Facebook book group called BA, and recently I
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book starts the Beach Brides series. And it starts it out with a bang! The series is about twelve friends who have met online and decide to get together in the Caribbean. While there, they write notes to their perfect heroes, put them in bottles and toss them out to sea. Meg is the first to have her message found.

I loved this book! I smiled and laughed through the whole thing. Elliot came into Meg’s life like a force of nature and wouldn’t take no for an answer. I loved the way Meg held her
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice little twist at the end.
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm enjoying the Beach Bride series. The premise is that twelve online book club friends meet up for vacation in the Caribbean. One night they decide to write letters to their dream man and throw them into the ocean. I have really loved seeing what each heroine thought to write in her letter.

Meg's bottle finds itself in the hands of a producer for a reality dating show. His contestant has dropped out, and he sees this as fate. After a lot of persistence, Meg agrees to be on the show. The more sh
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meg is the first installment to the fun and all new Beach Brides series. I just love how it begins with Meg and Elliot's story. Such a sweet, clean, short read. Looking forward to the rest of the series. 
5 stars 
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All romance readers
Recommended to Nikita by: Julie Jarnagin
Meg by Julie Jarnagin is the first book in the brand new Beach Brides series which features twelve friends who are all die hard romantic women each with a painful heartbreaking past who, on a dare while drunk, throw one bottle each with a message inside it for their dream hero.

Meg as the title suggests is the story of one of these twelve women, Meg Mullen, who works in the community theatre in her small town. The theatre is on the verge of closing due to lack of funds but help comes in the form
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Sweet, Soft Romantic vibe. Bride has a slightly sad air about her. Synopsis sounds hopeful.

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POV ~> Third-person

Meg is struggling to keep the doors to her community's theater open when a TV producer contacts her about her message in a bottle he'd found only weeks after drunkenly tossing it to sea. While she dreamed of it reaching far off shores, the reality is it washed back up onto the same vacation is
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twelve women formed an online book club,
called Romantic Hearts Book Club. They
meet in person on a Caribbean Isle.
They dared 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.
Julie Jarnagin writes an enthralling tale of
Meg Mullen's results from the message in
the bottle that Meg threw into the
Cheryl Steckling
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beach Brides Series
MEG (Beach Brides Series #1) by Julie Jarnagin
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!
Meg Mulle
Jennifer Craig
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Beach Brides series written by a talented group of authors (most of whom are on my “must read” list.

Twelve online friends from Romantic Hearts Book Club met for a vacation on Enchanted Island. At the end of their trip, they each threw a message in a bottle into the ocean addressed to their dream hero. Meg’s bottle is the first to be found, right back on the beach on Enchanted Island. Elliot has found Meg’s bottle and believes she is the answer to all of his problems
Dawn Pearson
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 of the Beach Brides series is a perfect beginning to a fun, sweetly romantic series.

Meg Mullen runs a small community theater which is struggling to survive. Three weeks earlier, she'd taken a vacation to Enchanted Island where, along with some girlfriends, she had tossed a message in a bottle out to sea. She thought it was a silly joke. However, she gets a call from a man claiming to have found her bottle!

Elliot Campbell is in crisis mode. The woman his reality TV show has chosen just q
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meg (Beach Brides Series #1 )
By: Julie Jarnagin
Meg is book one in the Beach Brides Series by Julie Jarnagin. Twelve authors got together and wrote twelve difference books for Beach Brides Series. All of these can be read as a stand-a-alone with no problems . I have read book one and book two and loved them both. Hoping to get to read the others. The author grabbed me right at the start and I was hooked.I love the story and the characters, both were well written and well developed. There were twe
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meg: Beach Bride Series Book 1 is by Julie Jarnigan. This is the first of a series of Beach Brides. Twelve ladies were members of the online club, Romantic Hearts Book Club. They were all romantics at heart and all had had their hearts broken. Now they were here on Enchanted Island in the Caribbean to find romance. Together they decided to write notes to their “dream Hero” and place them in bottles which they threw into the ocean. Maybe Fate will step in and they will find their one true love.
Phylis Carpenter
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book club of 12 women got together on the Enchanted Island and one night they decided to put what they felt were the qualities they wanted in their "dream Hero" in a bottle and throw it out to sea.

Meg was the first one to hear back from her dream hero in the form of Elliott. He was a television producer and she has sworn that she no longer wanted anything to do with "people in the business" because of how things turned out for her in the past.

Elliott comes into her life like a whirlwind. He is
Lisa Hudson
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Meg is the first book in the Beach Brides Series. The premise of the series is that the twelve members from the online group, the Romantic Hearts Book Club, have decided to meet in the Caribbean on Enchanted Island. On the last night of their stay, they make a pact and decide to write a brief note to their "dream hero" and stuff the message in a bottle and toss it in the ocean. Meg is a small town OK girl trying to keep her Community Theater afloat. A stranger appears telling h
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy anything written by Julie Jarnagin but when I read the synopsis for Meg: Beach Brides Series, I wasn’t sure that would be the case. I don’t usually enjoy reality television or books with it as the background. What a wonderful surprise, I loved it. I now look forward to where the other bottles come ashore in this Beach Brides Series.

The story-line pulled me right into the plight of a small-town community theatre then kept me reading as Meg got on the plane to go to Enchanted Island. Nev
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meg by Julie Jarnigan
Beach Brides Series Volume One
Meg Mullen enjoyed a great vacation on Enchanted Island with her online book club. Before they left, they put notes with their wishes and dreams in bottles and threw them into the ocean. Now Meg was back in reality. A reality that had their small-town theater struggling to stay afloat.

Elliot Campbell is the producer of One True Love. A dating show his father started and Elliot was determined to keep alive...he couldn't fail his father's memory a
Valri Western
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great way to begin summer! What's more fun than sending a message in a bottle as a "joke" and someone actually finding it??? This new series called Beach Brides looks like a winner! I very much enjoyed the first one about Meg. She's a hard working girl whose dreams of acting in New York fizzled badly so she ran back to her hometown in Oklahoma and has been directing community theater productions there. She's happy doing that until someone finds her message in a bottle that she never thought wo ...more
Lori R
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meg is the first book in the Beach Brides series. Twelve members of the Romantic Hearts Book Club take a vacation to Enchanted Island in the Caribbean. On a dare they each write a message, put it in a bottle, and toss the bottle into the sea. Meg's bottle is found first and she agrees to be on a television show called True Love to help save the theater in tiny Alna, Oklahoma. This is a fun, lighthearted book that will make you laugh.I loved the character of Meg. She is strong and stands by what ...more
Randy Tramp
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twelve friends from the Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to meet in the Caribbeans. As a dare, each decides to place a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea. Three weeks later, Meg Mullen’s community theater is on the verge of closing if she can’t raise the money to save it, but she’s running out of time and needs a miracle. Television producer, Elliot Campbell, finds a message in a bottle from the perfect female contestant for his reality dating show. He convinc ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This easy to read message in a bottle book one is a great lead into more good reads.

This authors descriptions of characters, places involved in the storyline where well written. I totally enjoyed the tug and pull between Elliot and Meg pulls you into this story. TV shows are stressful and a true heart prevails. So you'll need to read this story to find out what's happened. I'm on to book two can't wait to see what happens with this message in a bottle. What a great storyline for easy summer read
Pamela Devereux
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Message in a bottle. Meg has sent one off in the hopes that true love will come calling. What came calling was a producer for a TV show. Elliot needed her to come on his show. She agrees to come on the show with the stipulation that he helps to revive that home town theater. She went on this show to find her true love. She laughed knowing that was never going to happen. But the unexpected happened. Instead of falling for one of the contestants, she fell for the producer. It seems message in a bo ...more
Janice Sisemore
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books

This is the first book in the series of Beach Brides, I enjoyed it very much. I could see it being a Hallmark movie. Meg with some her friends leave a message in a bottle. Elliot finds it and wants her to be in the TV show One True Love. The book did have a couple of places that made me laugh. It was hard to quit reading once I started it. I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book.
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Out of the bottle theme to this delightful series. Twelve friends from the Romantic Hearts Book Club have a Caribbean vacation together and each woman writes a message, places it in a bottle, and casts the bottle into the sea. Living on the shores of Lake Michigan, I can relate to a beach vacation. As an avid reader and book club participant, how fun to have 12 Book Club ladies looking for love. Enjoyable summer read.
Neena Christianson Martin
Wishes in a bottle.

On an island vacation Meg and her friends wrote their wishes, put them in bottles, and threw them in the ocean. Meg's bottle didn't make it off the island, when it was found by television producer Elliott. Seeing it as fate, he knew she would be perfect for his reality dating show. Against her better judgment Meg agrees to be on the show. Let the fun begin! This is a very good and enjoyable book, a good clean romantic comedy.
Marie McKenney
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this story

Meg and Elliott meet after he finds her bottle. He is a producer of a bachelorette type reality show. He is looking for a new girl since the previous girl quit. Meg is from a small town and runs a theatre. She is having a hard time with the finances. She agrees to help him when he offers financial help. The show has some interesting guys on it. Love their adventures during shooting. Love the ups and downs between Meg and Elliott. Feeding is so cute.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
A straightforward sweet romance novella. I really liked the "message in the bottle" concept that carries throughout the series of twelve books - some of the messages were funny, some heartfelt, but each one was unique and a great start to each individual story. With the exception of Ginny Baird, each author in the series is new to me. What initially caught my eye was the beautiful cover art. ...more
Melissa Henderson
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story. True love can be found in many different ways. In this story the characters come together in a very unique way which begins with a message in a bottle. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the rest of the Beach Brides Series. I received a copy of this story from the author and this is my honest personal opinion.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who could have guessed her letter in a bottle would actually end in her finding love!

Meg agreed to go on a dating show to save her towns community theater. On the show she only felt drawn to one man, she didn't trust her feelings. This is a nice romance. Who could have guessed her letter in a bottle would end with her finding love.
Katherine Horvath
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meg: it was an interesting way of taking the story. Characters were fantastic and worked well together. Elliot was perfect for her and I loved how it ended. I loved that her dream and life was her theater in a small town. I liked that she took chances but really didn't want but it really worked out in the end. The author did a great job of writing it. ...more
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