Home to the Harbor
"Lee Tobin McClain's books make my heart sing."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Time bestselling author
"Lee Tobin McClain dazzles with unforgettable characters, fabulous small-town settings and a big dose of heart."--Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Friendship, healing and love are all waiting on the Chesapeake Bay.
Despite the charms of Pleasant Shores, coming home is a last resort for William Gross. The few happy memories he has here all revolve around Bisky Castleman, and she's still every bit as kind and strong-minded as he remembered. But William is reeling from loss, and seeing Bisky with her daughter is a painful reminder of his mistakes.
Between running her family's fishing business and being a single mom, Bisky finds her days are full. Yet there's always been room in her heart for William, her one childhood friend who never teased her about her height or her toughness. Through their shared volunteer work with local teens and rescue dogs, their feelings deepen into something much stronger. But is their growing bond strong enough to heal the past and forge a new beginning...together?
The Off Season
Book 1: Cottage at the Beach
Book 2: Reunion at the Shore
Book 3: Christmas on the Coast
Book 4: Home to the Harbor
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Home to the Harbor by Lee Tobin McClain is the fourth book in her The Off Season series.
Fisherwoman, Bisky Castleman, is about as far as you can get from the average female. At 6’ 1”, she’s a big girl and thinks it’s a turnoff to men. She’s just hanging out, doing what she’s always done in her small hometown when she sees her childhood best friend, William Gross.
William left town decades before but is back now. He’s not happy to be back in his hometown, but he doesn’t really have a choice in the matter.
Bisky asks for William’s help with a volunteer project she’s starting, and he reluctantly agrees. Bisky and William are becoming awkward with each other because they’re feeling things they shouldn’t feel for “just a friend”. If they don’t figure this out, they could lose a lifelong friendship.
Lee Tobin McClain delivers another 5 out of 5 star read in this standalone series. We learn a little more about the town of Pleasant Shores and its charming residents, especially Bisky Castleman and her daughter, Sunny, who were introduced in previous books in the series, but have complete backstories here. The writing is superb, with an engaging plot and interesting twists. The changing elements of the seaside scenery are smoothly and smartly used. This is a heartfelt story and yet another excellent installment in a great series. I completely enjoyed it and recommend this heartwarming novel to all lovers of second chance romance.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Just as I did with all the other books in this series, I fell in love with the characters. I had “met” Bisky in the previous books, and it was good to get to know her and her daughter better. I loved how Bisky and William’s childhood friendship grew into something more. This book also shows the importance of accepting yourself for who you are and having people love you for that. It also shows that you have to let go of blaming yourself for something that wasn’t your fault. I liked how the author handled William’s unexpected reunion with his father. I would recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions are mine.