Review: Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh

This is the second full length novel of the Nantucket Love Story series. There is also a novella that came out between novels one and two. However, these stories can absolutely be read as stand alone novels or in whatever order you choose to read them in.

Wow! What an amazing story Is It Any Wonder turned out to be. These two main characters, Cody and Louisa, were the best of friends as children who then fell in love during their high school years. I loved the little flashbacks that let the reader see the people they were back then.

Then tragedy struck when Cody’s father died saving him. Everything in Cody and Louisa’s lives fell apart from that point forward. There was guilt and sadness and blame and two families who went from friends to enemies.

I absolutely loved the way Louisa and Cody were thrown back together in this book. It was dramatic and from that moment forward, they ended up working together no matter how much it hurt them to remember all they had lost.

Their pain and their love really shone through in these pages. I loved that their reconciliation wasn’t simple. There was so much that they went through in this book and it made the happy ending all the more precious. While I loved this book, I did wish there was an epilogue at the end. While satisfying, the ending felt abrupt to me. I hope we get to see Cody and Louisa in a future story or two. These characters deserve a very happy life together!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book, however, I did end up buying myself a copy, as well. All opinions are my own.


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.

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Also available in Kindle Unlimited.


Courtney Walsh is the author of Paper Hearts, Change of Heart, and the Sweethaven series. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, was a New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller and a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. In addition, she has written two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives with her husband and three children in Illinois, where she is also an artist, theater director, and playwright.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    This is one that I want to read as well. Glad to hear that it lives up to expectations 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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