I received an arc courtesy of the publisher. I was in the mood for a Christmas story, so when I was offered a copy by the publisher for review, I decided to try it. I did not realise it was part of a series, until I was ready to read the book. However, I had no trouble following the story.
Christmas at Whisper Beach is a continuation of Van and Joe’s romance. Van is settling in to her new life with Joe but she has issues, which were a product of her past she needed to overcome. Issues, which had the potential to derail the life she has built with Joe. Thank goodness, for Joe’s family who opened their hearts and home to her. This act of kindness and acceptance helped in her journey towards healing.
Joe’s love for Van shined through the pages of the story. His actions proved how much he cared for her. He had big plans for her for the Christmas However these plans would be tested when he took in three children, whose mom became ill, for the Christmas holidays.
I enjoyed the camaraderie Joe shared with his family. I loved how they included Van and made her feel liked she belonged. I loved that family and Christmas traditions were the highlight of the story. It brought back childhood memories of Christmas.
The ending was a huge disappointment. Not only was it abrupt, but it left me with many questions.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Overall, an ok read. I will be picking up a copy of the first book in the series so I can learn how Joe and Vans’ story began. Looking for a heart-warming Christmas story, Christmas at Whisper Beach will give you all the feels of Christmas.