It was such a pleasure to return to the town of Tumbledown, California. Sailing in Style is book two in the Love by Design series. If you haven’t read book one, don’t worry, this one can stand on its own. But, if you have read Return to Pelican Inn, you will enjoy revisiting characters from the first book.
Sailing in Style contains a touching love story and explores some deep fears and hurts. The main characters, Cy and Piper, have a prior broken relationship together. Both are heartsick about what happened in the past and are now forced to work together on the River King. These two must traverse a rough road, filled with many painful memories from the past. I thought the author did a great job with their relationship.
There is a bit of light mystery flowing through the story that will keep the reader on their toes, some great history about the river boat, and quirky side characters that brought a smile to my face. Sailing in Style was a fun, sweet story. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Piper Brindle has spent her entire adult life trying to live down the stigma of her family’s checkered history. The one bright spot was Cy Franco, the talented California designer with the surfer-boy looks. She ended up only breaking his heart. Now an acting gig on the historic River King reunites her with the guy she pushed away. She knows she doesn’t deserve him, but how can she pretend she’s immune to Cy’s charms? As her past explodes into her present, Piper knows they can never have a future together. But with their irresistible chemistry drawing them even closer than before, how will she be able to walk away a second time?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two little girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear works for the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.
Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.
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