Love’s healing hand

I have been absorbing as many beach themed reads as I can over the last couple of weeks. Warmer weather, sandy beaches, and big water are all I long to experience right now. When I saw that another one of my favorite authors was releasing a beach read, I knew it would make its way to my hands.

Beach Haven is a breath of fresh air with “a hint of honey.” The rawness of the characters made the story believable and intriguing.

Opal is such a fun, quirky character. Her hippie style pains her as an odd ball, but she just doesn’t care. She is who she is and no one, not even the gruff Thor look alike can change her mind. But she sees people differently, and that seems to bug some people. If only we could be as open as Opal.

Lincoln is difficult on his good days but his past has put him in a terrible spot. A place of self loathing and constant pain seem to keep him in the shadows. He wants to have a good life but feels ashamed to want it. I have to think T.I. Lowe for shining a spotlight on what it’s really like for a wounded warriors when they come home. I would have to say that Lincoln is the perfect example to the phrase, “The war isn’t over just because their home.”

I can’t wait to read more from the series because T.I. Lowe always takes us on a fascinating and thought provoking ride.

** I was given a copy of this book from the publisher so that I may share my views. Favorable review was not required but freely given.

From the bestselling author of Lulu’s Café
Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can’t seem to shake, wanders into her shop. Opal knows a person in need when she sees one and offers Lincoln a job in her workshop. But the brooding former soldier has no interest in Opal’s offer. Thanks but no thanks.

But then a hurricane strikes, damaging Bless This Mess. Feeling guilty for how he treated Opal, Lincoln decides to help her repair the store. And soon it becomes clear Opal wants to restore not only her business, but also help Lincoln find restoration. As much as Lincoln tries to keep her at arm’s length, Opal’s well-meaning meddling begins to heal his wounds . . . and capture his heart almost before he realizes it.

About the author

Bestselling author T.I. Lowe sees herself as an ordinary country girl who loves to tell extraordinary stories. She knows she’s just getting started and has many more stories to tell. A wife and mother and active in her church community, she resides in coastal South Carolina with her family.

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