Thursday 14 December 2023

❤ The Bright Spot (Sunrise Cove #5) ❤ Jill Shalvis ❤

Release Date 16th January 2024

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming story about the choices we make and the love we let into our lives...

Luna Wright is a lot of things, but sweet and trusting aren't on the list. However, she’s a sucker for the underdog and a hard-luck story. Adopted at birth, with scant knowledge of her biological family, she’s created her own inner circle, a motley crew which includes her bestie Willow, to help her run the struggling but charming Apple Ridge Farm.

With a farm-to-table café as well as a menagerie of rescued animals (complete with a baby goat who keeps escaping to the pantry to eat the secret stash of decidedly not organic potato chips), it’s the best home she’s ever known. But when Silas, the owner who they secretly call The Grinch, passes away, Luna discovers the farm is now under the control of both his investment manager, the enigmatic Jameson Hayes….and her. And that Silas had many, many secrets.

Now Luna’s carefully controlled corner of the world is threatened and she—along with some of her friends—has to dig deep to find true strength and the real meaning of love and family.



Copy received from author for an honest review

Whilst this is the 5th book in the Sunrise Cove series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone

Now that is out of the way, I want to go to Apple Ridge Farm and meet this motley group who have become each others found family.

Luna lives for this farm and its people. And when she finds out she may lose it, well, her stubborn streak comes out in force, and Jameson is the one who feels the brunt of it.

But you know there is more to it than that, and I loved seeing friendships born and grow, relationships going through ups and downs. But most of all I loved them finding love - for each other.

I adore the small town feel of this story (even though Tahoe is no small town lol). I loved the sense of community that Ms Shalvis brought to life.

I hope we get more Sunrise Cove in the future.