Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Review of Love Finds You in Folly Beach

Here's a description of the book from Summerside Press:

"First impressions, thank goodness, really can’t be trusted!

When marine biologist Holly Leonard agrees to help Parker Brant write a book on giant sea turtles, she expects a charming and charismatic charter boat captain—not the strait-laced, all-business dud who greets her.

For his part, Parker is surprised to find that Dr. Leonard is not the matronly grandmother he expected but a blue-eyed beauty who’s lively, fun— and a total klutz. Unfortunately, the harder Holly tries to shed her “Holly Folly” nickname, the clumsier she becomes.

Holly has breezed into Parker’s well-ordered world like a hurricane—but will he welcome the disruption?"

My Rating: Spring

My Review:

Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina is your ticket to fun in the sun this winter! Holly Leonard may be a scientist, but she's not the lab-coat-wearing, stereotypical scientist. She's a marine biologist with a chipper attitude and a penchant for falling and tripping - which Parker Brant finds absolutely irresistible. It's rather enjoyable to read about a former military man with a heaping dose of "un-chipper" in his life who can't help falling in love with a kind girl who can't help falling!

Right away this book charmed me with chuckles and cheer. Unfortunately, as the story continued I found that I didn't always understand the characters. There seemed to be some inside jokes and mutual feelings among the characters that didn't always translate well. However, while being a bit frustrating in that sense, this book still has a lot to offer in terms of sweetness, setting descriptions, and lessons on love. And there are enough laughs to go around, even without "getting" everything.

With its combination of humor and more somber emotions, Love Finds You in Folly Beach is a bit reminiscent of Lough's Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska. But with a very different (much warmer!) setting and some unique plot twists, this book stands out as a great addition to the "Love Finds You" series.

*With thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing another great review, Amber. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Marianne said...

i love the LFY and will be looking for this one. Thanks, Amber

Amber S. said...

Michelle,

Aww, you're welcome! :) This is a fun one - hope you enjoy it!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Marianne,

I love the LFY series, too. :) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope the review was helpful to you!

~Amber

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cute review. I haven't had much luck with the LFY series but I visited Folly Beach a couple of years ago and therefore this one calls to me.

Amber S. said...

Juju,

That's cool that you've been to Folly Beach! :) From the book, it sounds like a fun place to visit!

As for the LFY series in general, I'm sorry you haven't had much luck. :( With the wide variety of authors and writing styles and settings, I think there's still hope you'll find one you like! ;) Have you tried LFY in Annapolis, Maryland? I personally really enjoyed LFY in North Pole, Alaska, as well as LFY in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Amber