Julie Carobini is a delightful writer. I thoroughly enjoyed her first two books: Chocolate Beach and Truffles by the Sea. That’s why I was so delighted to get her latest book, Sweet Waters.
This book is a story of homecoming. Tara Sweet has always been sensible and lead a frankly boring life. She had the same boyfriend for YEARS, worked at a mind-numbing collection job, and mothered her sisters because it was what she thought her job was. Then her mother suddenly marries someone and takes off for an extended honeymoon in Europe.
With that change, Tara decides to change everything by returning to her roots across the country in California. Things don’t go as planned — at all. First, she meets the hunky firefighter who takes her breath away, but battles shadows. Second, she runs into rumors about her father that she can’t imagine are true. Third, she has to balance out her relationship with her sisters. And I’ve hardly scratched the surface.
What happens when the fairy tale turns out to be a soap opera? A fun twist in this book is that Tara takes life advice from a soap opera star. You can imagine for yourself how that works.
The publisher has labeled the book a romance, but it’s much deeper than a straight romance. It’s the perfect read when you want to escape and explore how the truth sets us free.
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Sweet Waters, Otter Bay Series #1
By Julie Carobini
After her fiance dumps her, her sister relocates to Manhattan, and her mother remarries, Tara decides to move from Missouri to her childhood home of Otter Bay, California. But as she settles in and finds a new flame in firefighter Trent, she discovers shocking family secrets that could turn her fairy-tale life into a soap opera. 400 pages, softcover from B&H.