Is it Any Wonder? – Published 2021
“Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they’d return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30, their shared golden birthday wishes. But that was before a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart.
Their worlds collide just months before that particular day when Louisa’s fledgling event planning company is hired by the local Coast Guard station, where she discovers Cody has recently returned to the island as the second in command. As they plan a regatta fundraiser, hoping to promote positive PR in the community, neither can deny the fireworks each encounter ignites. But working together also brings up memories of the day Cody’s father died, revealing secrets that have Cody and Louisa questioning everything they thought they knew and felt about their families and each other.” – Goodreads
Thank you to UpLit Reads and Courtney Walsh for the finished copies of this book!
This book was one that kept me up reading way past my bedtime; I binged the entire second half in a couple of hours. It’s so good!
This is more than a second chance love story; both main characters (as well as their families) are still reeling from the death of a loved one, each feeling to blame for his death twelve years later. It is heartbreaking, hopeful, and clever. I loved the characters, their chemistry, their stubbornness, and Courtney Walsh’s writing.
Absolutely recommend this one to anyone who’s looking for a good cry!