Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Boardwalk Antiques Shop (A Tangerine Street Romance) by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

The Boardwalk Antiques Shop (A Tangerine Street Romance) by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

Summary from Goodreads:
Boardwalk Antiques Shop
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and renowned bed-and-breakfasts. The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is an exclusive shop where every antique has a story, and each story possesses the gift to match true love. The customer who buys an antique also buys its story and soon discovers that its story unites the past with the present, creating an unexpected romantic future…

“Where Every Antique has a Story”

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jennifer is newest owner of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop, inherited from her aunt. When Jennifer arrives in Seashell Beach, her first priority is to meet with a realtor to sell the place. She laughs out loud when she discovers the realtor’s name is Mr. Studly. But the more Jennifer gets to know Paul Studly, the more she finds reasons to stay and run the antiques shop herself.

SOLVING FOR X: Abbie is only a little bit obsessed with antiques, okay, a lot. So when Holden, an out-of-town business executive, tries to purchase the tin soldiers that Abbie’s had her eye on, Abbie refuses to back down. The antiques shop owner issues a challenge: whoever comes up with the best story for wanting the soldiers, will become the new owner. Abbie isn’t about to let some fancy executive beat her out, no matter how charming he is.

A STITCH IN TIME: When Cate learns that antiques dealer Henry Lancaster has purchased the sewing machine left to her by her grandmother, Cate is determined to get it back. What she isn’t counting on is that Henry has just as much claim as Cate. And it doesn’t help that Henry is good-looking and apparently single. Getting to know Henry becomes an unexpected surprise, sending her life into a sudden detour.

Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series: The Fortune CafĂ©.  (My review of The Fortune Cafe).

Read February 2015

4.5 Stars

Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
Last year I read The Fortune Cafe.  It is the first in the Tangerine Street Romances.  I enjoyed that book and its "novel in three parts".  When I saw that another set of stories was being written, I was excited to read it.

The premise of this set of stories is similar to The Fortune Cafe.  The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is what ties all 3 stories together.  At some point all of the characters have interactions in the Shop.

The first story introduces us to The Boardwalk Antiques Shop.  The story is well done in giving us the setting of these stories.  All of the stories could be read separately, but it is fun to have them tied together.

Also, there is a glimpse in to The Fortune Cafe in the stories, where the characters eat there or order take out.  It is fun to have that connection in the book.  The authors have set up a wonderful little town in Seashell Beach and it is fun to jump in to this little beach side town and get to know the stores, the characters, and their stories.

I hope there is more Tangerine Street Romance in the future!

Warnings: None

I would let my 17 year old read this book.