By Trish Perry
Published by Harvest House Publishers
July 1, 2008
Tiffany LeBouef recently lost her mother to cancer. Still grieving, Tiffany seeks rest for her body and soul at a cozy beach house in San Diego. A scheduling mix-up causes a double booking, and Tiffany ends up sharing the house with a woman named Eve. When Eve's boyfriend, Jeremy, arrives to surprise Eve, he's surprised to see Tiffany as well. He settles in at the beach house next door, and what happens after that surprises them all.
With Beach Dreams, Trish Perry has written the perfect follow-up book to Sally John's bestselling Beach House series, The Beach House and Castles in the Sand, two of my favorite books. While different in voice and style, Perry's characters continue the tradition in that they have life-changing occurrences at the beach house.
Tiffany, a fairly new Christian, is struggling in her metamorphosis, trying to adjust her thoughts and reactions to be more Christ-like. She made me laugh out loud more than once at her mishaps, but don't think this is merely a piece of fluff. There are some powerful truths behind the humorous delivery, and while I laughed, I also shed a tear or two over the tender moments of revelation. Novel Reviews and I give Beach Dreams a high recommendation.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan