A Walk Along the Beach

A Walk Along the Beach

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; Two sisters must learn from each other&;s strengths and trust in the redeeming power of love in a touching new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

The Lakey sisters are perfect opposites. After their mother died and their father was lost in grief, Willa had no choice but to raise her sister, Harper, and their brother, Lucas. Then, as an adult, she put her own life on hold to nurse Harper through a terrifying illness. Now that Harper is better and the sisters are living as roommates, Willa has realized her dream of running her own bakery and coffee shop, bringing her special brand of caretaking to the whole Oceanside community.

Harper, on the other hand, is always on the go. Overcoming a terrible illness has given her a new lease on life, and she does not intend to waste it. When Harper announces her plan to summit Mount Rainier, Willa fears she may be pushing herself too far. Harper, for her part, urges Willa to stop worrying and do something outside of her comfort zone&;like taking a chance on love with a handsome new customer.  

Sean O&;Malley is as charming as he is intriguing&;a freelance photographer whose assignments take him to the ends of the earth. Soon Willa&;s falling for him in a way that is both exciting and terrifying. But life has taught Willa to hedge her bets, and she wonders whether the potential heartache is worth the risk.  

Life has more challenges in store for them all. But both sisters will discover that even in the darkest moments, family is everything.

Baker & Taylor
"Two sisters facing challenging odds must rely on each other more than ever before in a gorgeous new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Inseparable since the sudden loss of their mother as teenagers, Willa and Harper Lakey are perfect opposites. Quiet, demure Willa has always admired Harper's sense of fearlessness and adventure, but enjoys her peaceful routine as a cafâe owner in their quaint, coastal hometown of Oceanside, Washington. When a handsome customer shows interestin Willa, Harper urges her sister to take a chance on love--something totally out of Willa's comfort zone. But just as Willa begins to explore the possibilities, Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt. Though the time ahead may be trying, little do Willa and Harper know that it will bring about the most beautiful rewards"--

& Taylor

When the younger sister she has always protected recovers from a dangerous illness and announces her intention to summit Mount Rainier, an older sister manages personal concerns by taking a chance on a relationship with a charming freelance photographer.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399181375
Characteristics: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Mar 01, 2021

Debbie Macomber never disappoints readers. Her stories are filled with human feelings, real life events that her readers can identify with. I would give this one a 4*, definitely one to read -there are some sad moments, but it still is a good one not to miss!

Feb 05, 2021

Not a book to lift your spirits, found it very depressing. Need something more uplifting during these challenging times.
Only got half way,and quite.

Nov 09, 2020

I have always loved Debbie Macomber and her writing style. Her books are always quick reads. This one is written as wonderfully as always, but if you are looking for uplifting and happy, this is not the best choice.

Nov 05, 2020

On Hold

Sep 27, 2020

Recommended by Nicholas Sparks

Aug 22, 2020

The review about this title is for a different book.

TSCPL_Sherry Aug 22, 2020

I enjoy Debbie Macomber's books. I find myself staying up late into the night to read her books. This one really touched me as it told of the special relationship between two sisters. I found myself befriending both Willa and Harper.

Aug 12, 2020

Very easy to use and contains good info. Thank you.


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