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Friday, March 16, 2012

Beside a Dreamswept Sea - Vicki Hinze

Released December 23, 2011

Vicki Hinze
Bell Bridge Books

Book review by Tracy Farnsworth

This third entry into Vicki Hinze's (written as Victoria Barrett) Seascape novel is one of my favorites. Beside a Dreamswept Sea is a book I cherished when it was originally released in 1997. If you've never read this series, be thankful that Bell Bridge Books has reissued them.

Since his wife's death, Bryce Richards has known one thing - his children need a mother. He never expects the newly divorced wife of his last client to show up in the quaint Maine inn where he is currently staying.

Cally never expected to be divorced. She loved her husband, and always pictured them raising a number of children. His announcement that he couldn't have children and didn't want to talk about adoption was a blow. It doesn't take long before she's falling head over heels with Bryce's three children.

Cally and Bryce forge into new territory as both are hesitant to ever give their heart away again, but they also both want what is best for the children. Uncertain on how to proceed, it's up to Miss Hattie's former beau, Tony, also her inn's resident ghost, to try to bring these two together. Something's different this time, however, and Tony is uncertain he'll be allowed to stick around if he helps out.

I admit I am a sucker for single dad story lines. There's something to be said about a man who puts his children before himself. That one aspect really made Bryce was of my favorite romance novel heroes. Rereading this treasured favorite was just as enjoyable as the first time I read it. Beside a Dreamswept Sea is definitely one of my favorite romance novels, and I highly recommend it.

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