Monday, May 22, 2017

{ The Beach House: Coming Home by Georgia Bockoven - TLC Book Tour }


About The Beach House: Coming Home

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (May 16, 2017)

Bestselling author Georgia Bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand.

Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all.

After you’ve given your baby to strangers, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?

Fourteen years ago, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, pregnant and terrified. Desperate to protect her baby from a malicious grandfather and needed at home to take care of her own critically ill father, Melinda makes the most generous, heart-wrenching choice of all: adoption. Now she’s living the successful life her father struggled to give her, but missing her daughter with a longing that shadows every joy.

Jeremy Richmond knows the beach house the way a painter knows his canvas, intimately and focused on detail. His life revolves around his adopted daughter, Shiloh, the girl who’s owned his heart from the moment he first held her as an infant. They were a picture-perfect family until Shiloh was diagnosed with pediatric lupus and Jeremy’s wife walked away.

When Shiloh tells her father she’s tired of fighting her illness and wants to meet her biological mother before it’s too late, Jeremy agrees to find a woman he has no desire to meet.

From the moment Melinda and Jeremy come face-to-face, they realize their worlds will never be the same. Will the beach house that has harbored troubled hearts for decades prove to be the balm they need to heal…?

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About Georgia Bockoven

Georgia Bockoven is an award-winning author who began writing fiction after a successful career as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. The mother of two, she resides in Northern California with her husband, John.

Find out more about Georgia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.

The quintessential summer read, for sure.

This was my first book by Georgia Bockoven, so obviously didn't quite know what to expect.  I figured it would be a good summer cutesy book to read, and I'm glad I was right.

Twists and turns, fun ups and downs, filled with interesting characters and some tidbits thrown in that had me a little confused.

I think for me, I related a bit more to Melinda, though our circumstances were very different, in that Melinda lost a child when she had to give it up for adoption, and I suffered two miscarriages.  Different situations, but nonetheless I was able to relate to the character at times as only the heart of a mother really can.  Not to say that I didn't enjoy Jeremy or Shiloh, but sometimes you connect with a specific character, for whatever reason, and Melinda was it for me.

Then there is Cheryl and Andrew, the beach house next door neighbors who I absolutely loved.  You've no doubt heard about neighbors from hell?  These are neighbors from Heaven, for sure.

As I was reading through the book, I really had no idea what was going on at first, how they were all connected and where it was leading, but even though I quickly caught on and pretty much anticipated the ending, it still didn't take away from the story or ruin it in any way.

As I said above, the perfect summer read if you're looking for something to take with you to the beach, or even to read at home in your favorite chair, with a cup of iced tea.

Tour schedule
Tuesday, May 16th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, May 16th: The Book Bag
Wednesday, May 17th: Time 2 Read
Thursday, May 18th: Into the Hall of Books
Friday, May 19th: Bibliotica
Monday, May 22nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, May 23rd: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, May 24th: Jathan & Heather
Thursday, May 25th: Library of Clean Reads
Monday, May 29th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, May 30th: Dreams, Etc.
Wednesday, May 31st: alyssarossblog
Thursday, June 1st: Tina Says…


  1. It's a rainy day outside, so I'm just sitting in the rocking chair reading blogs. It sounds like this would be the perfect book to curl up with!

  2. Great review! I can't wait to read this one.


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