Over the course of one year, in a charming cottage by the sea, eight people will discover love and remembrance, reconciliation and reunion, beginnings and endings in this unforgettable sequel to Georgia Bockoven’s The Beach House and Another Summer.
Alison arrives at the beach house in June to spend a month with her restless grandson before he leaves for his first year of college. More than a decade earlier, Alison lost her beloved husband, and has faced life alone ever since. Now she discovers a new life and a possible new love.
August brings together four college friends facing a milestone. During summer’s final days, they share laughter, tears, and love—revealing long-held secrets and creating new and even more powerful bonds.
World-class wildlife photographer Matthew and award-winning war photographer Lindsey arrive at the beach house in January, each harboring the very real fear that it will mark the end of their decade-long love affair. Alone in the house’s warm peace, they are forced to truly look at who they are and what they want, discovering surprising truths that will change their lives forever.
This was a fun, summery read. When I realized it was a sequel to "The Beach House," I read that first just in case they were tied in together. "Return to the Beach House" touches on some of the story lines from the first book but you would not have to read the first book to enjoy the second book.
Each chapter introduces us to another set of people who are staying at the beach house which is located in the Santa Cruz area of California. They each come to the beach house needing some sort of healing and the beach house provides the perfect environment for this. I was drawn into some characters stories more than other but all in all the different sets of characters were interesting and I had a hard time putting the book down.