Beach House Summer by Sarah Morgan

Thank you to HQ Stories for the invitation to join the blog tour and for a copy of the book to review. I’ve read and enjoyed many of Sarah’s books over the past few years, my last review can be found at


A marriage in the spotlight
Joanna Whitman’s high-profile marriage held more secrets than she cares to remember, so when her ex-husband dies, she doesn’t know what to feel. But when she discovers that he’s left behind a pregnant young woman, Joanna is forced to act. She knows exactly how brutal the spotlight on them both will be…unless she can find a way for them to disappear.

A beach house hideaway 
Ashley Blake is amazed when Joanna suggests they lie low at her beach house in her sleepy Californian hometown. Joanna should be hating her, not helping her. But alone and pregnant, Ashley needs all the support she can find.

A summer of new beginnings
Joanna’s only goal for the summer is privacy. All Ashley wants is space to plan for her and her baby’s future. But when an old flame reappears, and secrets spill out under the hot summer sun, this unlikely friendship is put to the test…

My thoughts:

I’ve read and enjoyed a few of Sarah’s books in the past, and I’m pleased to confirm that this is another I can add to the list.

My copy of the book arrived on Friday, I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday – the sign of a good book that I didn’t want to put down

Joanna has had a tough life, losing her mum as a baby, had an uncaring stepmother, lost her dad in her teens and married a famous chef, who was repeatedly unfaithful. She may have lived in luxury but missed out on friendship and love.

When her ex husband dies in a car crash and a young pregnant woman, Ashley, survives, Joanna decides to reach out and help Ashley, because she has realised who the young woman is.

As the title of the book suggests, Joanna and Ashley move to a beach house, Otter’s Nest, built on the grounds of Joanna’s old family home.Joanna left the area suddenly one day, will her old friends welcome her back?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it was well written and thought provoking. How many women would do what Joanna did for Ashley? I also loved the fact the a bookshop features in this story.

A lovely book for enjoying during the summer – friendship, new beginnings, forgiveness, fabulous food, romance and a bookshop, all wrapped up in a pretty cover. Add a glass of Pimm’s or orange juice and a sunny day, and enjoy your virtual trip to Silver Point.

Author Bio (from Amazon):

Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 21 million copies of her books and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. 

Sarah lives near London, England and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike. 

Join Sarah’s mailing list at for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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