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Beautiful romance

When I read the first book in this series, If For Any Reason, I fell in love with the setting. Walsh does a fantastic job putting her readers right in the middle of sandy beaches and seaside cottages. You can’t help but find yourself completely immersed in the quant Nantucket community.

Is It Any Wonder is a romance full of truth, heart ache, and hope as Louisa and Cody wrestle with their childhood connections and a painful event. Shame follow them and it creates a constant barrier between them. Once they learn to move on, their story really begins.

This was a comfortable romance that held all the right elements to keep me engaged and entertained each time I opened the book. I would recommend this to anyone who just needed an escape for a couple of days.

**I was given a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. A review was not required but freely given.

About the book

Can a promise made as kids bring them back together as adults? In this Nantucket-set beach read, “master of the genre” (Midwest Book Review) Courtney Walsh delivers a sparkling inspirational romance about first love and second chances.

Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they’d return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30, their shared golden birthday, and continue their tradition of exchanging birthday wishes. But that was before a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart.

Their worlds collide just months before that particular day when Louisa’s fledgling event planning company is hired by the local Coast Guard station, where she discovers Cody has recently returned to the island as the second in command. As they plan a regatta fundraiser, hoping to promote positive PR in the community, neither can deny the fireworks each encounter ignites. But working together also brings up memories of the day Cody’s father died, revealing secrets that have Cody and Louisa questioning everything they thought they knew and felt about their families and each other.

About the Author

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, theatre director, and playwright. She writes small town romance and women’s fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists. Her novel, Just Let Go, won the Carol Award in 2019 and Just One Kiss was a 2020 Christy Award Finalist.

A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.

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