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A Summer of Surprises

A Standalone Novel: Seashell Cottage Books

About the Book

Families and sisters can be complicated…

Jill Conroy is tricked by her sister into becoming the housekeeper and cook for the summer at Seashell Cottage where Greg Campbell and his nephew, Brody, have been hired to do maintenance projects on the house.

Annoyed at first, Jill soon realizes how wonderful it is to be away from her home in New York and the memories of her deceased, emotionally abusive husband. Soon the magic of the beach heals Jill enough for her to decide to move to Florida permanently to make a new life for herself.

Her part-time work at a summer camp and the promise of a new job as a third-grade teacher in the fall make it seem as if her future is set. But a visit from her sister, followed by her mother, reveals secrets that surprise them all. Jill learns to accept the idea of love not only from Brody but from his daughter, Kacy, as the summer brings even more surprises.

This book is a standalone novel set at the Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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Narrator: Angela Dawe
Format: Unabridged
Runtime: 7h 31m


“The story is filled with a roller coaster of emotions and self-discovery. Finding love again and rebuilding family relationships.”

– A Reader

“Ms. Keim uses this book as an amazing platform to show that with hard emotional work, belief in yourself and love, the scars of abuse can be conquered. It in no way preaches, it’s a lovely story with a happy ending.”

– A Reader

“The character development was excellent. I felt I knew these people my whole life. The story development was very well thought out I was drawn [in] from the beginning.”

– A Reader

The Details

Published: May 15, 2020
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing
Formats: EbookPaperbackHardcoverLarge PrintAudiobook
ISBN-10: 1732749485ISBN-13: 978-1732749481ASIN: B0883XJ9RX
Genres & Tropes
Women's Fiction, Holiday Romance, Clean Romance, Wholesome Romance, Beach Read, Family, Humor, Happy Ending, Gulf Coast, Florida