My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Clean Romance/Novellas
Book Description:Welcome to Tangerine Street
Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and renowned bed-and-breakfasts. The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is an exclusive shop where every antique has a story, and each story possesses the gift to match true love. The customer who buys an antique also buys its story and soon discovers that its story unites the past with the present, creating an unexpected romantic future…
“Where Every Antique has a Story”
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jennifer is newest owner of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop, inherited from her aunt. When Jennifer arrives in Seashell Beach, her first priority is to meet with a realtor to sell the place. She laughs out loud when she discovers the realtor’s name is Mr. Studly. But the more Jennifer gets to know Paul Studly, the more she finds reasons to stay and run the antiques shop herself.
SOLVING FOR X: Abbie is only a little bit obsessed with antiques, okay, a lot. So when Holden, an out-of-town business executive, tries to purchase the tin soldiers that Abbie’s had her eye on, Abbie refuses to back down. The antiques shop owner issues a challenge: whoever comes up with the best story for wanting the soldiers, will become the new owner. Abbie isn’t about to let some fancy executive beat her out, no matter how charming he is.
A STITCH IN TIME: When Cate learns that antiques dealer Henry Lancaster has purchased the sewing machine left to her by her grandmother, Cate is determined to get it back. What she isn’t counting on is that Henry has just as much claim as Cate. And it doesn’t help that Henry is good-looking and apparently single. Getting to know Henry becomes an unexpected surprise, sending her life into a sudden detour.
My thoughts; I love how the author's have teamed up to create a book with three separate stories set in the same location with crossover of characters.
This book is perfect for the times when you have a short period to read a book. The book has three separate stories that make it easy to spend a short time on a story, but where each story has the same setting it makes it easy to feel like the book is not made of short stories.
I really liked all of the characters. The stories and romance didn't feel rushed. I was very happy with the overall feel of the stories and the setting sounds heavenly.
Note: I read this book just before I left for a three day baseball tournament my son participated in. I don't remember the details, but my overall feeling for the book. I wish that I had taken notes or reviewed it right away.
Purchase price $4.99 on Kindle or Nook