Saturday, June 5, 2021

Book Review: Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh

 About the Book:

Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they’d return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30, their shared golden birthday, and continue their tradition of exchanging birthday wishes. But that was before a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart.

Their worlds collide just months before that particular day when Louisa’s fledgling event planning company is hired by the local Coast Guard station, where she discovers Cody has recently returned to the island as the second in command. As they plan a regatta fundraiser, hoping to promote positive PR in the community, neither can deny the fireworks each encounter ignites. But working together also brings up memories of the day Cody’s father died, revealing secrets that have Cody and Louisa questioning everything they thought they knew and felt about their families and each other.

Excerpt: Tyndale House Publishers.

My Thoughts:

I loved Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh from the first page to the last. This amazing story had it all: a second-chance romance, an expertly woven theme about forgiveness, characters that changed and grew, and a natural journey to finding God.

My favorite aspect of the novel was the character development that included unraveling the secrets and pain of Louisa and Cody’s shared past. Healing in their hearts and relationship came slowly in a manner that felt authentic. I loved that there was hope for future healing.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the clean, but swoony romance. The romantic tension that came from their prior relationship, plus their current attraction, had me rooting for them to reunite throughout the novel.

Is It Any Wonder lands as the second novel in the Nantucket series by Courtney Walsh, but worked well as a stand-alone contemporary romance. I adore everything about this story and want to read all of Courtney Walsh’s books. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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