Monday, June 9, 2014

The Bridge Tender By MaryBeth Whalen

Emily must realize that her dreams didn’t have to die with her first love. When Emily Shaw, a young widow, learns that her late husband's last surprise for her involves returning to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to realize an old dream of theirs, she reluctantly embarks on a summer of discovery in the midst of grief. There, in the oasis of the beach community, she meets a host of townspeople with their own broken dreams and unexpected situations. As the island citizens divide over the fate of a nostalgic bridge, Emily happens upon a man who just may be the one to restore her faith in dreams, hope, and possibly love.

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Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. The family lives outside Charlotte, NC. Marybeth is the author of the novels "The Mailbox," "She Makes It Look Easy," "The Guest Book" and "The Wishing Tree." She also serves as director of She Reads, an online book club focused on spotlighting the best in women's fiction. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She's always at work on her next novel. You can find her online at

Hats off to one of the Queens of Women's Fiction (Chick Lit) for this fantastic book.
I fell in love with the story one because I live in North Carolina and I have been to Sunset beach and I LOVE it. Two because it hooked  me right way, the story line, the well developed characters that felt like family to me.
I was hooked from the first chapter. Emily is a caring soul that took on a troubled girl and when your reading the ending you are going to melt. It is a fantastic book. All that Emily had been though and she still wanted to take on someone who was all alone. I just can't stop thinking about this book!
I gave this book 5 stars two times. It is a Binge book, for sure.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I really liked your review of this book I could tell that you enjoyed reading it. So I will head on over to Amazon to get my copy. Thank you Mary for all you do.

  2. This one is a must read for me I live in North Carolina and I love a great romance. Thanks for telling us about this one.

  3. Thanks for your review Mary. This one sounds like a great read! Beach, romance, hope, and faith all in one!

    Judy B

  4. Love this review! It makes me want to go and get a copy right now! Thanks Mary!

  5. Sounds like a great book, Mary!

  6. Wonderful review. Book sounds really good.

  7. Thanks for the review Mary. This author is new to me. I would like to be in the drawing. Thanks. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  8. Love the beach,romance and a really good book. Thanks, Mary !

  9. Love the beach,romance and a really good book. Thanks, Mary !