The Sandcastle Hurricane – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Sandcastle Hurricane

Author:- Carolyn Brown

Date published:- will be published on 18th November 2022

Genre:- Women’s Fiction/Romance


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

Family, wounded hearts, and a Texas bed-and-breakfast are in need of repair in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s inviting novel about down-home comfort and second chances.

Cousins Tabby and Ellie Mae are due for a change. Running their aunt’s beachfront bed-and-breakfast in Sandcastle, Texas, is just the thing to shake things up…though their lives spin out of control in more ways than one when a hurricane barrels into the coastline. It’s a miracle it didn’t carry them off to Kansas. Not so lucky are the assisted-living center and a small eclectic group of local folks who take shelter with the cousins.

Two estranged sisters, rowdy as a circus, need a referee for a battle that goes back decades. And a pair of veterans, best friends for years, hash out bittersweet old times. There’s also handyman Alex LaSalle and his business partner, Ricky, experts at repairing the hurricane’s damage—and at making Tabby’s and Ellie Mae’s hearts beat a little faster.

As unpredictable, crowded, and stormy as it gets, the Sandcastle B and B is still the perfect harbor for healing past wounds, finding romance, and making up for lost time. Add in Tabby’s homemade pecan pie, and the Texas shore feels like a little slice of paradise

Tabby and Ellie Mae are set to inherit the B & B Sandcastle in Sandcastle, Texas. So when the hurricane hits the small town, their B&B becomes a haven for people–for Cleo and Maude. Most of the town was destroyed, the businesses as well due to hurricane and this story talks about how the folks in the small town get together to bring the town back to its feet.

Though I have read Carolyn Brown’s books before, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did with her previous ones. Nevertheless, I do like the Thanksgiving scene, the southern accent and I learned a lot about the south while reading the book. I do like the romance blossoming between Tabby and Alex and Ricky and Ellie Mae. Some of the descriptions of the places will make the reader feel like they are also in the small town with the characters as well. I also like the relationship between the two cousins, Tabby and Ellie Mae.

If you like women’s fiction with a bit of family drama and a bit of romance, then you would love this book. Worth four stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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