Saturday, May 21, 2022

The View From Coral Cove

Title: The View from Coral Cove

Author: Amy Clipston

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

The View from Coral Cove caught my attention from the beginning. We are introduced to Maya as a young girl (in the prologue) and then the story begins with adult Maya.

This sweet story is a journey of healing and self-discovery. Maya is on a roller coaster of emotions and events. She doesn't always make the wisest choices and toward the end, I got really annoyed with her for a while. I was emotionally invested in her journey and was fussing at her, LOL! 

Brody and Ashlyn have also had their fair share of hardships. This has caused Brody to put walls up around his heart, and while he likes Maya, he's not sure she is worth tearing those walls down for.

I loved the characters in this story. They are well-rounded and realistic. They are easy to connect with and I enjoyed their story. There are quite a few things going on in the story but they come together seamlessly. I loved the small town of Coral Cove and the wonderful residents.

I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys clean romance stories. A perfect beach read or cozy read.

Thank you to Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

When a jilted romance novelist escapes to a small beach town, the last thing she expected to find was the start of an even better love story.

In the wake of a broken engagement and the death of her last surviving family member, romance novelist Maya Reynolds moves to the haven of Coral Cove, North Carolina, to take over her great-aunt’s toy store. Some of her grief is immediately eased by imaginative eight-year-old Ashlyn Tanner, who talks her into adopting a kitten and inspires Maya to create a princess tea-party room in the store.

Ashlyn’s dad, local veterinarian Brody Tanner, is quickly smitten by the newest resident of his hometown. As a single parent, he sacrifices a lot in order to give Ashlyn the world, so a romantic entanglement with Maya is not a distraction he is looking for.

As the three develop a deepening bond in the seaside town where Maya experienced some of her happiest childhood memories, clouds cast a shadow over Maya’s hope for the future: an impossible deadline looms over her next novel, a long-held secret by her late mother about Maya’s absent father comes to light, and Brody’s resolve to avoid romance seems unbreakable.

But together, they just might discover that sometimes happy endings happen outside the pages of Maya’s novels too.


  1. This does sound like a sweet summer romance. And I always seem to love that single father trope. :)

    1. Lark, it was cute! He was a great single father :)

  2. This sounds lovely. I like that Maya takes over a toy store! And a veterinarian is one of my favorite occupations for book characters.

  3. Sounds sweet and heart warming! One can never go wrong with that. Love the cover too!

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