Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers' Favorite
"Beach Season" is a novella written by 4 different authors. They will take you on a journey of old flames renewed, new romances found, suspense, and a better outlook for the future. Three of the stories are new while the last one, 'The Brass Ring' is a reprint. From the Oregon coast to Maine, New York, and the outer banks of North Carolina, we meet 4 women who in all respect are carrying excess baggage that they need to let go of. June is trying to finalize a divorce while her ex husband will not let go. He doesn’t want her, but he sure wants her money in 'Junes Lace' while Thea is trying to leave her old life behind and escape from her ex while meeting up with her old high school flame in 'Second Chance Sweethearts'. In 'Carolina Summer' Jane leaves New York for the summer trying to get away from a killer but she soon finds herself being stalked. 'The Brass Ring' shows us that all the plans in the world can soon be interrupted by a single car accident as Shawna soon learns on her wedding day.
I feel all the authors, Lisa Jackson, Holly Chamberlain, Cathy Lamb and Rosalind Noonan, have brought a wonderful assortment of characters to this novella. They are all excellent reading and so short that one could finish a story in an evening. They are all good but I think, as far as suspense goes, my favorite was 'Carolina Summer' while 'Second Chance' comes a close second. There are sexual encounters mentioned in each story but there is nothing erotic and nothing more than other romance books of this nature seem to have. One finds that there is always a new beginning just around the corner if one looks close enough. I feel that all of you will find this an enjoyable read.