Shore Lights
Barbara Bretton
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Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM By Barbara Bretton

There s nothing dangerous to a woman s heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn t kiss and tell Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she s back in Paradise Point an unemployed single mother whose only optiThere s nothing dangerous to a woman s heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn t kiss and tell Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she s back in Paradise Point an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose s offer of a job and a place to live.But it doesn t take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you even crazier at 32 Rose s critical comments bring out Maddy s inner teenager and by the beginning of December, the end is in sight Maddy would stay there at the Candlelight Inn, her mother s popular BB, through Christmas for her daughter Hannah s sake, but once the New Year rolled around And then fate, in the form of an online auction battle over a Russian samovar that looks like Aladdin s lamp, brings home town hero Aidan O Malley into her life and suddenly Maddy begins to believe anything is possible.A child s dreams, an old woman s memories, the joys and heartaches that come with being part of a family, the thrill of new love and the deep comfort of love that stood the test of time it all comes together that one special holiday season when even the most battered hearts open just wide enough to let a miracle or two slip throughA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton has been hailed as a monumental talent Affaire de Coeur and now she delves deeply into the mysteries of family and shows us that even the most independent woman is still a daughter at heart.Home it s where your story starts Previously published by Berkley Books
  • Title: Shore Lights
  • Author: Barbara Bretton
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  • Page: 485
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Julie Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I'm trying to be more cautious with my reviews. This book is a romance, but it also made me examine how mothers and daughters communicate and why relationships can be so touchy between them when the daughters grow up. It explored why it is so important to live your life instead of boxing up your heart. The secondary stories build the primary characters beautifully. There were moments where a suspension of disbelief was required, but they were forgivable in my mind. I liked how the main character [...]
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Free for Kindle: amazon/Shore-Lights-PaIt sounds like a great holiday read! It's the first book in the Paradise Point series.Blurb:There's nothing more dangerous to a woman's heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn't kiss and tell . . .Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she's back in Paradise Point -- an unemployed single mother whose o [...]
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Jennifer Blake Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
A heartwarming tale of family and forgiveness with good, multi-dimensional characters and a great sense of place. I loved the snow scenes and nice feel of the Jersey sea coast. A bit show to start and some of the things the characters thought, did and said were contradictory. (The female protagonist can't forgive her mother for not being there when her baby was born, but she can forgive her much older husband who divorced her because she got pregnant?) There were also a couple of threads left da [...]
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Gloria Bernal Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Starts off good, but loses something in the second half. This is Book 1 of a series about two families in Jersey, the O'Malley's and the DiFalco's. When first a 4-year-old child starts uttering Russian words she doesn't know then falls sick and her symptoms mimicks another characters dying grandmothers symptoms well, that's too much of a stretch for me.Could have been so much more, but I gave it 2.5/3 stars because it kept me entertained through most of it. There is a loose end or two, and yes [...]
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Dee Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Two-haiku review:She moves home againWill mom accept her as isOr try to change her?Very deep storyFamily issues dominateRomance is small part
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Patrice Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I really liked this story.I would like to give it 4.5 stars.Since I am a Jersey girl, and this takes place in a fictional New Jersey shore town, what’s not to like? This is the story of Madelyn “Maddy” Bainbridge and Aidan O’Malley. Maddy couldn’t wait to shake the NJ dirt from her feet fast enough once she graduated from high school. She and her mother, Rose DiFalco, had a very tenuous relationship, ever since her parents had gotten divorced. As Maddy saw it, her mother was never the [...]
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Shannon Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
This is an emotionally charged novel about a thirty-year-old woman who must move back in with her mother in order to give her daughter a sense of security and family. Maddie and her mother, Rose, have not had a close relationship but Rose offers her daughter a home and a job in her extremely successful Bed & Breakfast on the jersey Shore. The secondary story line follows injured firefighter, Aidan, his sister-in-law and the family bar they run. There is an unexplained connection between Madd [...]
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Barbara Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
An easy read with a smooth story line. A lot of missed errors in proofreads.
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Petra Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Great read enjoyed it will be reading more from this author
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Jennifer Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Heartwarming Reflection on Love & FamilyNobody weaves heart and home together like Barbara Bretton. In Paradise Point, the Jersey shore town that time forgot, new beginnings are stirring. Both DiFalco and O'Malley clans have struggled and suffered in life and in love. While Rose DiFalco has found success through her business, she has failed spectacularly in bridging the gap with her estranged daughter Maddy. Maddy reluctantly accepts her mothers offer to "come home" and help run their B& [...]
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E.L. Lindley Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Shore Lights by Barbara Bretton is the first novel in the Paradise Point NJ series. It’s a warm hearted romance that I really enjoyed immersing myself into. From the onset, it’s pretty clear where the story is going to end up but that doesn’t matter a jot as it’s the journey to get there that’s the fun part. Maddy Bainbridge is a thirty something single mother, who returns to her home town of Paradise Point after fifteen years. In doing so she finds not only herself but a handsome, sin [...]
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Deirdre Metcalf Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I liked this book but I didn't love it. This book follows the character of Maddie who is a single mother of a young girl, Hannah. After finding herself alone and jobless with no prospects, she decides to move back home and help her mother run her business. Her mother, Rose, runs a small B&B in a small beach town in New Jersey. Maddie and her mother have never seen eye to eye as Rose is a realist who believes you must not support or condone wishes or fantasy or magic. Maddie grew up with many [...]
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April Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
This is what I have come to expect from Ms Bretton, a sweet romance with loads of family drama to sort out. I generally enjoyed the story behind this sweet romance. There are many levels to delve into.This is more of a mature romance, not my typical fav. I like things with more action all around. Still a sweet single mom and a smexy fire-fighter single dad is a treat. There is much story here, so many wonderful supporting characters. While it is a romance there is a great deal of fiction in the [...]
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Liza Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
The constant harping on how a child needs two parents in order to survive was a little tiresome. I wasn't invested at all in the Tom's relation to Maddy or Hannah's lives. Honestly, sitting at 50% (and all the way through to the end, somewhat), Maddy's relationship with Rose is strikingly familiar (except I didn't wait until graduation to leave my mother's house, and I didn't move 3,000 miles away until I was in my late 20's, and I will never, ever, ever move back in with my mother), and I had a [...]
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Nicole Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Not bad, I could see reading other books in this series. Some of the issues cleared up a little too easily and Spoiler Alert (scroll down to see):I could have really done without the supernatural connection between the little girl and the old lady. The book would have worked just fine without it.
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Will Decker Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
There were some boring times where the story seemed to drag. Yet, all in all, it moved toward an ending that was long in coming, kind of like Irene. The truly suspenseful part is finding out if Kelly is pregnant or not and that wasn't answered. The writing style kept me reading to the end. The editing is clean. Too many characters to keep them all straight. Overall, a long read that took a long time to go where?
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Deb Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Thought I would like the story, butThe whole thing moved a little slow. It seemed like it took the whole book to "build" the characters, and yet nothing actually happened. I ended up feeling a little cheated -as if it were all just a tease to get you to buy the next book where, hopefully, the author will actually get to the actual heart of the story!
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Monica Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Downloaded this as a free one on cent enough story that I read to the end and there were things I liked about Maddy, Rose and Lucy but several distracting errors (mostly felt like a lack of editing) and lots of repeat thoughts (could have been at least 50 pages shorter). I definitely could have heard more about Irene's backstory, but then I'm predominantly a historical fiction girl!
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Ju Haghverdian Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I have mixed feelings about this story and am not sure if I will continue the series.First of all, the book was way too long, a lot of the story ended up being full of fillers (in my opinion), repetitions of Maddy and her mom's Rose messed up feelings. I lost the count how many times Maddy repeated about her divorce turning her little girl's life upside down, how much big girls problems turned her child into a sad little girl not to mention how many times she vented about her mom not being prese [...]
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Marsha Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I was in the mood for a lightweight romance; so when I saw the summary for "Shore Lights" I decided to give it a try. I will be honest, I thought this book would be a sappy little romance; but what I found was a beautifully written story about finding love in the midst of turmoil while also trying to mend the strained bonds between a mother and daughter.Like many women I often struggled with my relationship with my mother. Like me, Maddy Bainbridge always struggle in the mother department. That [...]
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Katie Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I DNF'd this at around 50%. And my rating is based on what I read. I really am rating it at around 3.25 to 3.5 just because I didn't finish the story. I didn't dislike the story. I liked the story. It was something different from usual MO. If you're looking for a sweet story about crazy, dysfunctional families who are looking for second chances at repairing not only their personal lives but the relationships with their families, this one is for you. I really like the two main characters, Maddy a [...]
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Lori Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I received the audio version for free in exchange for an honest review, specifically regarding the narration. ReviewRevolving around an old Russian teapot, the story unfolds and you realize there is more than just the fruition of romance between the main characters, Maddy and Aidan. This book is about the relationships that didn't work, the love between a parent and child, the blossoming of young love, and the realization of love lost. I have to say, this is not my usual romance (I lean more tow [...]
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Jo Notary Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
400p There's nothing more dangerous to a woman's heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn't kiss and tell . . . Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she's back in Paradise Point -- an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose's offer of a job and a place to live.But it doesn't take Maddy long to discover that [...]
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Megalion Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
At first, I kept putting this down and being annoyed at what I felt was an overly light "romance novel" tone. About halfway through, I finally had enough focus to sit and read the rest continuously. And by the end, especially after reading the author's note, I realized that my earlier disenchantment had everything to do with the fact that I was attempting to read this to distract myself at first from the thought of my dear 4 foot companion fighting for his life in the emergency vet hospital, and [...]
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Danae Ringsby Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I loved this book! The way that this book starts out with the dry spell that Maddy is facing in her life with a small child whose father had already had grandchildren and didn’t want any more children to be part of the 24/7 team that raise’s Hannah is something that some mothers now a days are facing all the time. When you add all the relatives into the mix you get to know a lot of the “hidden” secrets of the family which gives this book another level of dimension that helps explain the [...]
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Kate Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
This book was so much more than what I was expecting. The beginning was slow, very slow. And I had it in my head it was a simple story about two single parents meeting and falling in love so I then had my doubts as to how much I was going to enjoy this. But then you get a little of Maddy's backstory, and you start to see her a little differently. And then all of a sudden you find out that Aidan is so much more than a bartender. His pain and anguish is so much more than just raising a daughter by [...]
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Joan Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
I read 'A Soft Place to Fall' by this author and enjoyed it, though I had a few quibbles about the sheer number of incidental characters in the story, so when 'Shore Lights' was offered free on I downloaded it.The story is pretty standard - daughter returning home to 'unloving' mother and with a rather touching romance involved. I liked the set up for the romance, although the 'emails' were badly formatted and annoying to read. However, my real problem with this book is the sheer number of char [...]
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Trina Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
This was a great chick lit read for a Saturday afternoon. It a story about a woman who loves being a mother to her young daughter but struggles to understand her own mother at the same time. She returns home with her daughter in the hopes that she can help her daughter get over the loss of her father and not grow up with all the same baggage she did from the divorce of own parents when she was a young age. Add in a mother with a secret that desperately wants to have a good relationship with her [...]
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Sandy Grissett Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
Great bookA story of a girl named Maddy who was married to a man older than her that already raised a family. When she got pregnant he moved on to another relationship. Daddy had to raise her daughter, Hannah on her own. Don't get me wrong, he loved his daughter but did not want to raise another family. Maddy and her mother, Rose, always seemed to argue, however, Rose asked her to come back home and help her with the Bed + Breakfast that she started. Eventually Maddy went back home and met to he [...]
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Melissa Levine Nov 20, 2018 - 08:24 AM
This was an okay read, nothing WOW! about it, just same old type of story I've read many times before. Questions/Comments:Why did Maddy refer to her mother by her first name?I wasn't a fan of Claire. It's true that Irene didn't really bother interacting with the rest of the family, but considering it didn't seem that big of a deal to the family, why did she act the way she did? A bit of an over reaction there!I have a 13 y/o daughter who has yet to start her period, but trying to imagine explain [...]
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Shore Lights By Barbara Bretton There s nothing dangerous to a woman s heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn t kiss and tell Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she s back in Paradise Point an unemployed single mother whose only optiThere s nothing dangerous to a woman s heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn t kiss and tell Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.Now she s back in Paradise Point an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose s offer of a job and a place to live.But it doesn t take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you even crazier at 32 Rose s critical comments bring out Maddy s inner teenager and by the beginning of December, the end is in sight Maddy would stay there at the Candlelight Inn, her mother s popular BB, through Christmas for her daughter Hannah s sake, but once the New Year rolled around And then fate, in the form of an online auction battle over a Russian samovar that looks like Aladdin s lamp, brings home town hero Aidan O Malley into her life and suddenly Maddy begins to believe anything is possible.A child s dreams, an old woman s memories, the joys and heartaches that come with being part of a family, the thrill of new love and the deep comfort of love that stood the test of time it all comes together that one special holiday season when even the most battered hearts open just wide enough to let a miracle or two slip throughA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton has been hailed as a monumental talent Affaire de Coeur and now she delves deeply into the mysteries of family and shows us that even the most independent woman is still a daughter at heart.Home it s where your story starts Previously published by Berkley Books

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