Thursday, October 19, 2017

#BookReview - A Bella Flora Christmas by Wendy Wax

Title:  A Bella Flora Christmas
Author:  Wendy Wax
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Release Date:  November 7, 2017

About the Book:


The ladies of Ten Beach Road are home for the holidays in this brand-new novella.

Although their lives have changed since their first desperate renovation of Bella Flora, friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have always been there for each other. Now they're returning to Bella Flora for Christmas—where Maddie’s daughter Kyra isn’t feeling particularly celebratory. 

Kyra was hoping for a peaceful holiday at Bella Flora—a last gathering before a wealthy, mystery tenant moves into the home she’s been forced to rent out. Instead, she must make a life altering decision by New Year’s -- a decision that becomes even more difficult when unexpected guests arrive at Ten Beach Road on Christmas Eve. Now Kyra, Maddie, Avery and Nikki will need to pull together to secure Bella Flora’s future, as well as their own.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

I have been a big fan of the Ten Beach Road series and I thoroughly enjoy the writing style of Wendy Wax.  This book, however, was a bit of a disappointment to me.  It was more of a re-hash of all the previous books, describing each character and previous plots.  The only thing "new" was Max... the new puppy (although I did chuckle at some of the names the ladies came up with). 

There was a bit of intrigue, trying to figure out who the mysterious renter was, but we never found out.  The book just ended.  Kyra made a decision and then... it ended.

On a positive note, the cover is lovely and the first couple of chapters described some nice Christmas traditions.  And Wendy Wax does a very good job of describing the scene, making you feel like you are right there.

Disclosure:  A complimentary ARC was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax is heralded for her contemporary women's fiction exploring friendship, loyalty, self-discovery and the seemingly insurmountable challenges life sometimes presents. Her latest novel, SUNSHINE BEACH, brings TEN BEACH ROAD's Maddie, Avery, and Nikki back to the beach where they first met as they struggle to regain control of their renovation-turned reality TV show, Do Over. 

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wendy grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. Appropriately enough, Wendy attended Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil. Not surprisingly, some of her favorite Florida beaches were destined to become settings for her bestselling fiction, including her "Ten Beach Road" novels, TEN BEACH ROAD, OCEAN BEACH, THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT, her e-novella, CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACH, and SUNSHINE BEACH. Her next Ten Beach Road novel, ONE GOOD THING, will be released in April 2017 and is available for pre-order. 

Wendy's writing has been highly praised. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she "writes with breezy wit and keen insight into family relations." Her books have been featured in national publications such as USA Today, Ladies Home Journal and Woman's World, and at online book sites such as On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever, Luxury Reading, Book Reporter, Night Owl Reviews and Fresh Fiction. 

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