About the Book
Can a promise made as kids bring them back together as adults? In this Nantucket-set beach read, “master of the genre” (Midwest Book Review) Courtney Walsh delivers a sparkling inspirational romance about first love and second chances.
Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they’d return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30, their shared golden birthday, and continue their tradition of exchanging birthday wishes. But that was before a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart.
Their worlds collide just months before that particular day when Louisa’s fledgling event planning company is hired by the local Coast Guard station, where she discovers Cody has recently returned to the island as the second in command. As they plan a regatta fundraiser, hoping to promote positive PR in the community, neither can deny the fireworks each encounter ignites. But working together also brings up memories of the day Cody’s father died, revealing secrets that have Cody and Louisa questioning everything they thought they knew and felt about their families and each other.
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In My Opinion
Is it any wonder Courtney Walsh is a favorite among readers? Her books are evocative and moving. From the settings to the characters, you can’t help but get lost in them. And Is It Any Wonder proves that fact once again.
Cody and Louisa grew up as best friends and then fell in love, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, years later, they’re thrown back into each other’s orbits but the past hovers over them. Neither of them is perfect. They have made and continue to make mistakes. Both of them carry doubts. But that’s what makes them relatable and drew me into the story.
Is It Any Wonder is about regrets and the burden of carrying them around. It’s about forgiving ourselves and others. It’s about reconciliation and the healing that comes with it. It’s about friendship, family, and loving well.
The story is a puzzle that you savor putting together because of the journey of each character (even some of the secondary ones). And when you get to the end, you want to take it apart and put it together again.
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