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Blueberry Cove, Maine, is as small-town as small towns get. More than a little quirky, it has sheltered generations of families. But there’s always room for a new face…
Fixing things has always been Alex McFarland’s greatest gift and keenest pleasure. But with her own life thoroughly broken, she’s signed on to renovate the dilapidated Pelican Point lighthouse, hoping to reconnect with herself. The last thing she expects is to find herself falling in love – with the glorious coastline, with age-old secrets and welcome-home smiles . . .with rugged Logan McCrae, the man she just might be able to build new hopes on.
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“Renowned lighthouse expert Alex MacFarland has come to Blueberry Cove, Maine, to renovate and heal; sexy lighthouse owner Logan McCrae is resistant to change, but the interfering community may be what they both need to find peace—and each other.
Alex, the last of a long line of lighthouse keepers and renovation experts, has left everything she’s ever known behind in an attempt to restart her life after a traumatizing accident has her floundering personally and professionally. Driving across the country to take a job in Maine, she gets there only to discover that the man who owns the tower has no intention of hiring her—or anyone—for the job. As chief of police, Logan is used to taking care of other people in Blueberry Cove, and he’s not comfortable asking anyone for help, be it his uncle, his community or a vulnerable lighthouse specialist. But there’s no denying an electric attraction between the two of them, and as Alex falls under the spell of Blueberry Cove, Logan might have to recognize emotions he’s kept locked away for much too long. Kauffman pens a touching romance that offers healing and redemption to two lonely hearts who fall into a love they don’t even realize they’re looking for. The first of a series, the book introduces a quirky community and secondary characters with enough personality to make readers want to come back.
A light romance with a touch of heat, a pinch of intensity and a dash of mysterious small-town magic.”
“Donna Kauffman’s sexy, fun, and moving Pelican Point is a five star winner!
A lighthouse, the coast of Maine, a brooding hunky hero with a sex god voice, and a strong, beautiful heroine overcoming emotional challenges – what more could you ask for in a romance? Well how about a little implied magic, another hunk with an Irish brogue, a tell-it-like-it-is diner owner, a pub owner uncle that everyone wants to hug, and a grumpy proprietor of an antique shop with very special tree growing within in it.
If this all sounds as fascinating to you as it did to me, you won’t be able to put down Pelican Point either. The first of Donna Kauffman’s Bachelors of Blueberry Cove novels, I received it from the publisher late Sunday night and was reading it until the wee hours on Monday morning. It was worth the slightly bloodshot eyes – and strong cup of coffee – as I fell in love with Kauffman’s novel and don’t regret a moment of lost sleep.
We first encounter Alex, a lighthouse restorer who has just experienced severe emotional trauma, having a mini-breakdown as she wends her way to Pelican Point and a dilapidated lighthouse. Police chief Logan is first on the scene to help her – and is also the owner of the property she is heading to. What transpires between these two guarded individuals is magic – and not just the kind that might be found in the antique store.
The way that Kauffman provides us with their inner journey through emotional heartaches, which could have permanently crippled them, is enlightening and inspiring. The romance is beautiful and their encounters are quite hot, and even when the water heater runs empty, their generated heat could steam the shower mirror.
I was really looking forward to this book as I enjoy Kauffman’s deft touch with characters and absolutely love stories set in Maine, my home away from home. But this book surpassed my expectations. It’s perfect reading at this time of year as the story is set around Thanksgiving. I highly recommend Pelican Point with a five star salute and look forward to the next book in the series, Half Moon Harbor, to be released in April 2014. An excerpt is contained at the end of Pelican Point and am really looking forward to hearing more of Brodie’s Irish brogue.”
4 Stars “Pelican Point is the first in a new series by Kauffman called the Bachelors of Blueberry Cove. Kauffman is known for writing humorous and witty stories, and Pelican Point has that in its favor. Add in a small coastal town in Maine with a historical lighthouse as a backdrop, and an interesting cast of secondary characters, and readers who enjoy descriptive small-town contemporary romances will delight with this one. With equal parts humor and character drama, and a storyline and sweet romance that flows nicely, Pelican Point is a great welcome to Blueberry Cove.
Alex McFarland has arrived in Blueberry Cove, Maine, to renovate the Pelican Point lighthouse and continue her family’s restoration business after a family tragedy. Alex’s plan is to rediscover the lighthouse, to heal it and to make it whole again. But she never thought that she would come to small-town Maine and fall in love with the town … and police chief Logan McCrae. Now Alex isn’t too sure what is being made whole again: the Pelican Point lighthouse or herself.”
“This is my first time reading one of Ms. Kauffman’s books. The beginning didn’t start out so well for me. She put in a lot of details on lighthouse restoring and while some might appreciate those details, it distracted me from the story. I pushed through that first chapter, though and I’m SO glad I did!
Logan and Alex’s first meeting was classic. She faints into his arms and hears his “Sex-god” voice. They are both overcoming a tragic loss. They dance around each other, trying not to get involved but of course the inevitable happens, they have too much chemistry for it not to!
They end up helping each other to move on with their lives. It was such an emotional read. The story just takes you by the heart and squeezes until you’ve finished. The characters are well fleshed out and full of character. I love how it has a slightly mystical aspect in the antique shop owner. I can’t wait until Brodie’s story is released, it will be nice to see how it turns out for him. This was an exciting start to a new small town series.”