Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast: Harbor Secrets by Melody Carlson

A Peaceful Coastal Town…Threatened by a Storm of Secrets

It's 1916 when newspaper woman Anna McDowell learns her estranged father has suffered a stroke. Deciding it's time to repair bridges, Anna packs up her precocious adolescent daughter and heads for her hometown in Sunset Cove, Oregon.

Although much has changed since the turn of the century, some things haven’t. Anna finds the staff of her father’s paper not exactly eager to welcome a woman into the editor-in-chief role, but her father insists he wants her at the helm. Anna is quickly pulled into the charming town and her new position…but just as quickly learns this seaside getaway harbors some dark and dangerous secrets.

With Oregon’s new statewide prohibition in effect, crime has crept along the seacoast and invaded even idyllic Sunset Cove. Anna only meant to get to know her father again over the summer, but instead she finds herself rooting out the biggest story the town has ever seen—and trying to keep her daughter safe from it all.

Melody Carlson is a favorite author of mine! She really has a great writing style. Harbor Secrets is Book 1 in a new series "Legacy of Sunset Cove". 

Harbor Secrets is set in 1916, during the Prohibition times, in a quaint Oregon Coast town. The time and town setting drew me in right away. I really like Historical times and I especially like Quaint Towns. 

I dove right into reading this book and it captivated me from Beginning to End. Newspaper Reporter, Anna McDowell, returns home to take care of her ill father and to help run his newspaper. Anna writes stories under a Male name, due to women just getting many rights at this time. The town is not happy that Anna is in charge of the paper, and things in town start to get tense. Anna sets out to investigate some drama in town and finds herself the love interest of a few bachelors. Anna also has a reconilation with her Dad during the time she is caring for him. 

Harbor Secrets is an EXCELLENT book! It is a book of Suspense, Forgiveness, Overcoming stereotypes of the time, LOVE and Secrets revealed!! I highly recommend this book as a Summer Read!!  

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Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. 

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