Audiobook Review: Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman

Posted August 20, 2021 by WendyW in audiobook review, Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger / 16 Comments

Sea Glass Sunrise
Sea Glass Sunrise
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by Donna Kauffman
Publication Date 2015-05
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Audiobook

“Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town—you're going to love Donna Kauffman!” —Lori Foster
In seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, friends are just another word for family, and big-city politics take a backseat to local pride. But the real treasure on these shores is always love…
When D.C. lawyer Hannah McCrae heads home for her brother's wedding, she's dragging a lot of baggage along with her—and she doesn't mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That's fine with square-jawed, rugged contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to one another, but all he wants is to build the town's hotly contested new yacht club and mend a centuries-old family feud. Yet thanks to resentments old and new, day after day the pair wind up tangled in each other's business—and maybe soon in each other's arms.
Every bride needs something “blue”…
Includes a delicious wedding cake recipe!

My Review:

Sea Glass Sunrise is the first book in Donna Kauffman’s Brides of Blueberry Cove series.  I listened to the Audiobook.  This story is slightly steamy and romantic with a mystery and a lot of heart.   I’ve had this audiobook in my audible library for a while and finally got the chance to listen to it.

Hannah McRae, a lawyer who lives and works in D.C. comes home to Blueberry Cove for her brother’s wedding.  She’s not just coming home for the wedding but is considering staying in Blueberry Cove after a humiliating career and personal experience back in D.C.  Hannah literally runs into Calder Blue when she accidentally runs a newly installed stop sign in the middle of town.  

Calder Blue, a building contractor, is in town to build a new Yacht Club and to try and mend an old family feud with his distant relatives in Blueberry Cove.  When he hits Hannah’s car he is immediately drawn to the woman, despite the injuries she incurred in the accident.  

Calder and Hannah continue to run into each other (although no more car accidents!) and they eventually form a connection.  But Calder lives inland from Blueberry cove,  and Hannah lives in DC.  

I enjoyed this book, it’s a romance and a mystery all in one, and it was difficult to figure out the villain until near the end of the book.  The chemistry between Calder and Hannah was realistic and they were both very sympathetic characters.  The writing was good and I was pulled into the story right away.  

The narration was also very good.  The narrator did a great job with the voices and I was easily able to distinguish the individual characters easily.  Overall this was a pleasant, enjoyable book and I will read the rest of the series soon.

16 responses to “Audiobook Review: Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman

  1. Great review Wendy. I read this series and really enjoyed it, so glad you liked this one. I was so sorry when Donna Kauffman passed, she was still young and I will miss her books.

    • Thanks Carla, I’m so glad you enjoyed it as I want to continue the series. Yes, it’s so sad about Donna Kauffman.

  2. I do enjoy a bit of mystery with my romance and I love it when characters return to their small hometown and fall in love. Blueberry Cove sounds like a place to love. So sad the author died.