The Sound of the Sea by Jessie Newton ~ 5⭐

Genre: Family Life Fiction ~ Release Date: February 1, 2023

REVIEW: Ok! The fun is about to begin. On December 23, I posted about a new series that would be arriving in the new year. The first book is Welcome Aboard. It is a FREE download and has the first chapter of all the books in the series to give you an idea of what they are all about. Each book is a stand alone and does not tie in with the others in any way except they all have something to do with a cruise. How fun is that?! Welcome Aboard was released on January 1, 2023. If you haven’t downloaded your FREE copy, go do it now so you can pre-order the ones you want to read or just pre-order all of them and they will be in your library on release day. They are all novellas and will be released one week apart. 

The Second book is The Sound of the Sea by Jessie Newton. This was a such an engaging book. I was hooked from page one and it didn’t take me long to read it. I seem to start a lot of books when I go to bed which is what happened with this one and then I finished it the next day. Jennifer is the main character and is having relationship problems with her adult children. When her daughter is called away and can’t make a lunch date, Jenn decides to book an over 60 singles cruise at Christmas time. I really liked how she comes to terms with her life and the decisions she made along the way to make her existence something she could live with. 

Jessie Newton has a series she is writing called the Five Island Cove series. There are currently eight books in the series with number nine slated to release in August. This one is also part of that series. I’m not sure how it fits in. My guess? Eight and a half. I haven’t read the series but, I loved this book so much, I was inspired to grab the first three in the series and another one that is on sale. You might find yourself doing the same thing once you read this book. The series will take you back to the beginning of these characters. I love how this is working out! So many books, so little time…

If you love travel, older romance and you love these series written by different authors, this is the next one you should start! I love the first one is free. I love they only tie together with a theme. I love romance with older characters. I love to travel. I loved the one cruise I’ve taken. I love to read and live through the characters. So, If you are like me, Welcome Aboard! Until next time…Happy Reading.

SYNOPSIS: Set sail to new adventures and escapes with eight best-selling authors in the exciting new Sail Away series!

Single and over sixty…

Those are the only boxes Jennifer Golden needs to check to be eligible for a ticket on the Silver Sails cruise line. She’s taken a few solo trips with women her age, and she knows how to pack what she needs for a 2-week vacation in a single carry-on.

She’s never done a cruise quite this long or quite this nice, but with her daughter now moved out of the house she’s been renting from Jennifer for a decade, a son who’s stopped talking to her, and the man she’s been dating now out of the picture, Jennifer needs a break from real life.

She flies across the country only to board a ship to sail back toward Five Island Cove. Robin doesn’t understand what she’s doing, but Jennifer has never gotten along all that well with her daughter. Maybe she was too controlling when Robin was a teenager. Maybe she treated her worse than her other children. She doesn’t know, but she knows she needs to find a way to repair the relationship with her only child still in the cove.

She doesn’t expect to see Blanche Gibb on the ship, and she’s shocked her college roommate and friend is even on a singles cruise. She discovers Blanche is healing after the sudden death of her husband, and she’s come on the trip with her brother, Mitchell.

Jennifer has met Mitchell before, but this time, there’s sparks flying between the two of them, adding to the magic of the Panama sunshine, lapping waves, and endless drinks above the deck of Sweet Sea Dreams.

She feels like she’s fallen into a dream, but she still has familial relationships to repair, a friendship to nurture with Blanche, and a heart to heal before it can learn to love again…all before the ship hits land again.

Join USA Today Bestselling and Top 50 Kindle Unlimited All-Star Author Jessie Newton as she weaves another tale of friendship, romance, sisterhood, and the power of female relationships in all their forms.

★ Don’t miss a Sail Away book! ★
Book 1: Welcome Aboard – prologue book
Book 2: The Sound of the Sea by Jessie Newton
Book 3: Uncharted Waters by Tammy L. Grace
Book 4: A Not So Distant Shore by Ev Bishop
Book 5: Caroline, Adrift by Kay Bratt
Book 6: Moonlight On the Lido Deck by Violet Howe
Book 7: The Winning Tickets by Judith Keim
Book 8: Lost At Sea by Patricia Sands
Book 9: The Last Port of Call by Elizabeth Bromke

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