Book Review: The Boardwalk Antiques Shop by Julie Wright , Melanie Jacobson & Heather B. Moore

23293471Title: The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

Author: Julie Wright , Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

Series: A Tangerine Street Romance

Publisher: Mirror Press

Release Date: January 12, 2015

Book Summary:

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and renowned bed-and-breakfasts. The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is an exclusive shop where every antique has a story, and each story possesses the gift to match true love. The customer who buys an antique also buys its story and soon discovers that its story unites the past with the present, creating an unexpected romantic future…

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jennifer is newest owner of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop, inherited from her aunt. When Jennifer arrives in Seashell Beach, her first priority is to meet with a realtor to sell the place. She laughs out loud when she discovers the realtor’s name is Mr. Studly. But the more Jennifer gets to know Paul Studly, the more she finds reasons to stay and run the antiques shop herself.

SOLVING FOR X: Abbie is only a little bit obsessed with antiques, okay, a lot. So when Holden, an out-of-town business executive, tries to purchase the tin soldiers that Abbie’s had her eye on, Abbie refuses to back down. The antiques shop owner issues a challenge: whoever comes up with the best story for wanting the soldiers, will become the new owner. Abbie isn’t about to let some fancy executive beat her out, no matter how charming he is.

A STITCH IN TIME: When Cate learns that antiques dealer Henry Lancaster has purchased the sewing machine left to her by her grandmother, Cate is determined to get it back. What she isn’t counting on is that Henry has just as much claim as Cate. And it doesn’t help that Henry is good-looking and apparently single. Getting to know Henry becomes an unexpected surprise, sending her life into a sudden detour.

I liked how all the stories intertwined yet were very distinct. I was excited to read this book. I was a little disappointed by the swear words and passionate kissing, but I did enjoy the stories. I would like to read the first book in this series.

Message in a Bottle: I think this story was my favorite of the three. It was a cute story with great characters. I especially liked seeing how the characters grew throughout the story.

Rating: 5 stars

Content: Clean

Solving for X: Abbie is pretty awesome. Once again I liked seeing how the characters grew throughout the story.

Rating: 4 stars

Content: a few swear words, passionate kissing

A Stitch in Time: I liked this story and how it touched on how some of the characters dealt with grief. I would have liked the story to be more in depth but understand that it is a novella.

Rating: 4 stars

Content: a swear word, passionate kissing

Rating: 4 stars – Great Book

Source: Review Copy

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