FICTION

The Endless Beach

Morrow. May 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780062851116. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062849991. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062850003. F
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Colgan (The Cafe by the Sea) revisits the endearing residents of the tiny, remote island of Mure, Scotland. Flora is grateful to be back home in Mure and even happier that her former boss Joel, now boyfriend, has joined her. But her café is barely making ends meet and workaholic Joel is frequently away on business. When Flora surprises Joel with an unexpected trip to meet him in New York, nothing goes as planned, and she returns home unsure of their future. Meanwhile, her brother Fintan is busy planning his wedding to American billionaire Colton, who bought up part of the island and fell in love during the process. Saif, the island's doctor and a Syrian refugee, is also slowly making Mure his home and is thrilled but worried about being reunited with his children and bringing them to the island. There's never a dull moment on Mure as Flora and her friends and family face their pasts and also a terrible new secret.
VERDICT Readers are sure to be charmed by this novel of heartache and healing and its remote island setting. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/17.]

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