Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Book Review for The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis

 Sunrise Cove #5

The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis

January 16, 2024 by Avon

Genre:  Contemporary Romance


Taken from Goodreads:
  New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming story about the choices we make and the love we let into our lives... Luna Wright is a lot of things, but sweet and trusting isn’t on the list. However, she’s a sucker for the underdog and a hard-luck story. Adopted at birth, with scant knowledge of her biological family, she’s created her own inner circle, a motley crew which includes her bestie Willow, to help her run the struggling but charming Apple Ridge Farm. With a farm-to-table café as well as a menagerie of rescued animals (complete with a baby goat who keeps escaping to the pantry to eat the secret stash of decidedly not organic potato chips), it’s the best home she’s ever known. But when the owner Silas, who they secretly call The Grinch, passes away, Luna discovers the farm is now under control of his investment manager, the enigmatic Jameson Hayes….and her. And that Silas had many, many secrets. Now Luna’s carefully controlled corner of the world is threatened and she—along with some help from her friends—has to dig deep to find true strength and the real meaning of love and family.


My Thoughts:  If you are new to Jill Shalvis, welcome to Sunrise Cover.   As you meet the citizens of the town and visit the local hangouts you will find a place that you will never want to leave.    I have visited Sunrise Cove in the first 4 books in this series, which are all standalone books, and am always excited for the chance to go back.  

The Bright Spot is a book full of quirky characters and animals.   DZ, my favorite, has many scenes and he steals them all. With all the quirks, every character makes a difference to Apple Ridge Farm’s ability to stay open.   I love how each character has their own way to make a difference and goes beyond what is asked of them to try to make it successful.     Luna does not have to ask for their support, her support of them makes them want to work for her.  I love how Luna, as a manager, was not afraid to work side by side with them, getting dirty, working hard, and expecting more of herself than her co-workers. 

I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for an easy storyline full of unique characters in a small-town setting.  

Thank you Avon for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

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Meet Jill Shalvis (taken from her website):
 Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. Her newest Sunrise Cove novel, THE SWEETHEART LIST, is out now, and THE BRIGHT SPOT
comes out in January!


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