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Summer on Moonlight Bay

(Moonlight Bay #2)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Only one thing can make veterinarian Noah Cuthbert return to Magnolia Harbor-his mother's failing health. He'll do anything to help his family, including taking a short-term gig at the local animal clinic. What he doesn't count on is getting up-close-and-personal with the clinic's new manager, a woman whose love and compassion for every stray that crosses her path has him ...more
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Published August 6th 2019 by Forever
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Jypsy
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Summer on Moonlight Bay
By: Hope Ramsay

*REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summer on Moonlight Bay is a sweet story. Set in a charming town with nosy gossips, because you can't escape them anywhere, it is beautifully rendered with lovely detail. Noah and Leah are both in town for different complicated reasons. Noah doesn't want to stay, though, and he's trying to convince his family to move back to Charleston with him. Then he meets a girl. Is it love at first sight? Nope. Noah is a vet, and Leah brings him an injured
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Amy
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical-arcs
Since I read these books back to back I thought I would just do one review to combine my thoughts on both of them, plus they’re also available now and I know I personally love being able to start a new series with at least a couple of books already out, waiting is the worst.

Lately I’ve been loving small town, sweet and simple romance novels and this series delivers on that! They totally remind me of feel good Hallmark movies and they’re ideal for a light and easy summertime read. Their set in a
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Sophia
The first book in the Moonlight Bay series was one of my big surprise standouts last year so I'm really not surprised that book two stayed strong even when it surprised me by introducing a different romance pair than I was expecting- a Veterinarian and a Veteran. Guess which is which regarding the hero and heroine? Another touching story that dug deep for the romance pair and the greater cast of characters in this small island town.

As I said, Summer on Moonlight Bay is book two in a series that
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
One of the best small town sweet romance authors around. I am forever happy to read anything from Hope Ramsay. She has this unique quality to bring a well rounded, yet complex story to life. It's always filled with fun side-characters and intricate mains. Noah and Lia are going down as one of my favorite couples. Heartbreaking yet heartwarming as well.

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Margaret Dombrowski
I received this book via NetGalley. Hope's Moonlight Bay series gets you immersed in her characters just like her Second Chance series. It was interesting seeing how Lia and Noah were going to get along, and proving the members of the Altar Ladies Guild wrong. I am glad that Noah had some closure with his father but I seriously needed Kleenex after Lia spoke with her brother!

The secondary "romance" that really isn't one, is between Micah and Ashley. I am trying to really understand her and I loo
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BookAddict
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an author I’ve read for years, and I know I can count on her for a delightful, heart-warming, small-town romance. She hasn’t disappointed me yet, and this second book in the Moonlight Bay Series, set in a place near to my heart, the South Carolina coast, is another beautifully crafted story. With just the right amount of detail and color, the setting is realistic, vivid and full of life, setting the scene perfectly.

Lia DiPalma has been on the move all her life. She’s no longer a part of
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Terri
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
This is another wonderful book by Ms. Ramsay. I have enjoyed her books for many years and was not disappointed in the story of Lia and Noah. The story has humor, romance, a little violence (although not graphic), coming to terms with oneself, animals, family, woman power, faith and of course, small town eccentricities.
Noah is a veterinarian who doesn't own a pet. That should tell you right there that he has some things he struggles with. Lia was on protection service for military chaplains unti
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Elizabeth
Title: Summer On Moonlight Bay
Series:Moonlight Bay 2
Author: Hope Ramsay
Pages: 738
Genre: romance

Only one thing can make veterinarian Noah Cuthbert return to Magnolia Harbor-his mother's failing health. He'll do anything to help his family, including taking a short-term gig at the local animal clinic. What he doesn't count on is getting up-close-and-personal with the clinic's new manager, a woman whose love and compassion for every stray that crosses her path has him rethinking his plans to head b
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Vickie
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summer on Moonlight Bay begins with Lia DiPalma finding herself lost on the outskirts of Magnolia Harbor. She is fresh out of the Navy and looking for a place to call home. After hearing so much about the place from her Commanding Officer, Chaplain Micah St. Pierre, she decided that she would head there to see about going to work for Micah, who has his own church now and is no longer in the Navy either. Lia spots a dog in the middle of the road that has been hit by a car and stops to check on hi ...more
Madison  Monroe
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I am really touched by the hard work and the emotional journey that the author has gone through to complete this book. And for that I am proud to have read this story because I am a fan of Hope Ramsay. With that being said, it is going to be a pain to write a honest review because I really wanted this to be a 5 Star, but unfortunately, this story did not quite meet that rating and I will tell you why.

Summer on Moonlight Bay is a love story between a vet and a veterinarian. Lia is a veteran from
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Living My Best Book Life
Hope Ramsay blew me away with book 2 in the Moonlight Bay series. Summer on Moonlight Bay was the perfect small-town romance with a great set of characters. The story was vulnerable, uplifting, and charming.

The story begins with us meeting a woman who just left the Navy to settle down in a quaint town. Lia has lived a certain lifestyle for 15 years and is looking for a change. She heads to Moonlight Bay, a town she always heard about. On her way to the small-town, she rescues a dog after it was
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Jan Fore
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Summer on Moonlight Bay
Hope Ramsey
August 6, 2019


The second in the Moonlight Bay series begins with Lia DiPalma heading into South Carolina in the midst of nowhere. She spies something in the middle of the road, slams the brakes of her Chevy Trailblazer and stares at was lying in the road. It was a dog not a piece of trash. She got out to investigate and found the dog, really a puppy still alive but with severe leg damage. Gathering a blanket from her things she carefully scooted the sad, little
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Living My Best Book Life
Jul 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
Hope Ramsay blew me away with book 2 in the Moonlight Bay series. Summer on Moonlight Bay was the perfect small-town romance with a great set of characters. The story was vulnerable, uplifting, and charming.

The story begins with us meeting a woman who just left the Navy to settle down in a quaint town. Lia has lived a certain lifestyle for 15 years and is looking for a change. She heads to Moonlight Bay, a town she always heard about. On her way to the small-town, she rescues a dog after it was
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I easily fell into Lia and Noah’s romance, and completely enjoyed returning to the world of Moonlight Bay. SUMMER ON MOONLIGHT BAY gives us another visit with the quirky, sometimes grumpy, always entertaining residents of the seaside small town of Moonlight Bay. A place where some never want to leave and others cannot get away fast enough.

Lia found what she’d been searching for by coming to this small town. Even if her future job wasn’t exactly in the bag, she could s
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Lillian
I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Summer on Moonlight Bay
by Hope Ramsay is the second book in the Moonlight Bay series, set in the fictional town of Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina. I have a slight obsession with small town romances. I love the recurring characters and quaint settings, the nostalgic feel (even if it’s set in today’s time), and beauty/gossip of living in a small town. This particular book foll
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Summer on Moonlight Bay brings you into the lives of Noah and Lia, both of whom are about to embark on live changing journeys... ones that might just intertwine a little. Lia is fresh out of the service and looking for a new start, coming to town solely because of a friends love of the little town. She often heard him telling stories about Magnolia Harbor, and they left her just curious enough to pack her meager belongings and see if she could love it too. But along the way into town she finds a ...more
Lori R
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this passionately told story set in Magnolia Harbor. Hope Ramsay put her heart and soul into this story and it shows. I wish the town was real because I want to move there and meet the characters that touched my heart.

Lia DiPalma and Noah Cuthbert seem like lost souls until they meet. Lia, a veteran who has left the Navy is strong but vulnerable. She is lonely and desperately wants to put down roots and to find a place for the first time in her life to call home. Her character will pull
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Lynn
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lia DiPalma has just left the Navy and has come to Moonlight Bay to look up an old friend in the hopes of finding a new start in life. On her way into town she finds an injured dog in the middle of the road. She takes the little pup to the new vet clinic in town hoping they can save the poor boys life.
Noah Cuthbert, a veterinarian is in Moonlight Bay hoping to convince his ailing mother and younger sister to come back with him to Charleston. He wants nothing to do with the small town due to unha
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A Mind for Romance
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hope Ramsay has written an amazing and heartfelt story about finding your home, love and forgiveness. This is a story that will touch your heart and have you captivated from the start. Ramsay wields her pen masterfully, skillfully creating characters that are full of emotion and depth, and who show how past childhood events impact our present. You will fall in love with all the characters but particularly Lia. Our heroine is strong, intelligent, kind and complex and sees things that others do no ...more
Jasmine
*Thanks for a rep from Forever Romance for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Veterinarian Noah Cuthbert has returned home to get his mother with MS and college-bound younger sister to leave with him, but the arrival of the compassionate former naval Religious program specialist Lia DiPalma in Magnolia Harbor has him second-guessing himself.

I can always appreciate a story featuring a female protagonist with great intuition, especially when they can sniff out the wif
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Yvonne Cruz
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had not read any books by this author, and when given the opportunity, I decided to give her a try. I am so glad I did.
The story centers around Lia DePalma and Noah Cuthbert. Lia recently left the Navy and is traveling to the hometown of the chaplain she was assigned to protect, and Noah is in town to move his Mom that has MS and his young sister to Charleston, where he can take care of them.
One is looking to find stability and a home while the other only has bad memories and wants to leave a
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Jessica Figueroa
As a child Lia was constantly moving, then in the navy it was very much the same. Now shes out and Magnolia Harbor is a good a town as any when she finds a friend from her time in the navy needs a secretary. But when she finds a dog injured in the road she runs to the vet to get help for the pup. Noah is a veterinarian but is town only long enough to get his mother and sister closer to help and out of that dang down. He wants nothing more than to get out of there and never expected to help out L ...more
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Happy Reading, friends!

Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsay is a wonderfully written tale rich with memorable characters. A while back, I read the first book in Hope Ramsay's Moonlight series The Cottage on Rose Lane. 

One thing I love about Hope is her character development is amazing. Effortlessly, Hope is able to create characters that are relatable & believable. It is incredibly
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Sarah
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anytime I have ever read anything by this author I just never know what I am going to get, and it's always a fun surprise. This book was very much the same way. The author held nothing back, in this book she has the characters face some very tough situations and where I have read some books will just glaze over the topics, not this author she has the characters take it head on and its a no holds bar. I like that while Lia and Noah are both facing the past and trying to tackle their own demons ne ...more
Shannon K
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Noah Cuthbert is back in Moonlight Bay for the summer in an attempt to get his mom to move back to the mainland with him. Even though he intends to leave as soon as he can he ends up becoming the town's vet for the summer. Lia DiPalma has just arrived in Moonlight Bay after leaving the Navy, ready to finally put down roots somewhere after a life spent never staying in one place for long. She starts working as the office manager of the animal clinic and soon begins having feelings for her new bos ...more
Mindy
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lia finds herself homeless and jobless, she was encouraged to leave the navy early, she thought she'd be a lifer but a badly handle situation she finds herself at loose ends. Lia was use to moving around and military life suited her well, now everything she has is packed in her car and she's headed to a small seaside town a past CO had talked about growing up it, didn't hurt that's where he settled. Hoping to rely on his standing in the community Lia decides to surprised him and show up. But rea ...more
Edi McNinch
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First time reading this author but would definitely read her works agin. Usually I'm not much on reading purely romance books which I am happy to say this one was not altogether just about the romance. A lot of disguised undertones of current issues regarding family, women's issues, health issues abuse,abandonment, loss, military life, religion,forgiveness, just to name a few. You can take the book at face value at the pure romance or look a little deeper into those issues as you see them. Inter ...more
Amanda Mahaffey
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story between Noah the veterinarian who is planning on staying in Magnolia Harbor long enough and Lia who just moved into to town. Noah is set on leaving as soon as he can convince his mom and sister to move back to Charleston so he can get back doing the job he loves. They have a new veterinarian center but he wants more challenging things besides just health visits. Lia leaves the Navy and goes find her friend who became a pastor in a small church. On her way she finds a dog that got hit ...more
Kimberly
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review featured at www.books-n-kisses.com

3.75 Hearts After Lia finds a hurt puppy in the street she heads to the closest vet office. Noah is called in to help the puppy and sparks fly.

Lia is trying to start over in life after getting out of the Navy. Noah plans on moving back to Charleston.

I enjoyed this story very much. The characters are written very well. The background story seems to be a lead in to the next in the series which I am interested in reading.

This is the second in the series b
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Shala
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book warmed my heart in the best way.

In this novel we follow a former female naval officer, who left duty after a particular incident that left her feeling that she couldn't do her job anymore. She makes her way here to meet up with a friend to hopefully give her a job and a place to stay while she figures things out.

What she doesn't expect is our hunky Veterinarian who came home to collect his mother and move her off the island to live with him. His mother doesn't want to go, and so they
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Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carol ...more

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