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Publisher's Summary

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 DC 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"....

©2015 Donna Kauffman (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town - you’re going to love Donna Kauffman!" (Lori Foster)

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Mainely Humorous 30+ Romantic Drama

I was thoroughly entertained by Sea Glass Sunrise, my 1st book by Donna Kauffman. The main characters (Hannah, her siblings and Calder) were mostly mature (30+), compelling, quirky, intelligent and engrossing personalities. The sisters were all strong,women, not a doormat in the family and Calder was sexy, yet caring & kind. The "supporting cast" (other relatives and local residents) were also unique, adding spice to an original plot.

My only compliant was the lack of authenticity in the Maine coastal setting of Blueberry Cove, population just over 300. Being a native Mainer myself, the pronunciation of local towns (Calais for example) was totally wrong and no village of that size could support a police department or city government services.

Also the weather/clothing did not match the stated seasons (Hannah would have needed a parka to walk the water front in late spring, not a light jacket since sea breezes are always cool due to ocean temperatures never above 50, even in August). Furthermore, no native resident of Down East Maine (the coast north of Bar Harbor to Canada) stays home when in snows, which is 7-8 months of each year.

Regardless, the book was excellent with mild sex scenes and very little swearing. Amanda Ronconi has the best voice for humor, adding nuances to witty dialogue.

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A delightful find

Never having read/listened to Donna Kauffman before, I was caught up in Sea Glass Sunrise right from the start (and that was after ditching another highly rated romance after less than an hour). All of the characters, main and secondary, were interesting, and the author did a great job of making me care what happened to them, even to the ornery old guy and the money-hungry bad buys. From the initial car crash to the beachfront ending, I enjoyed spending time with Hannah and Calder and truly cared that they work out their differences. The setting descriptions were equally well done, and I felt at moments like I could actually smell the salty sea breeze. Nice!

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wanted it to continue

I Loved the story line and characters but i wish the story had continued instead of ending. I have enjoyed all of Ms Kaufman’s books!

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love this series

A great beginning to the McCray sisters story. Love Hannah and "Blue" in this story, I cannot wait to see what happens with Fi and Carrie. I think that I am going to have to luck into Logan's story also!

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Amanda Ronconi an Donna Kauffman are a great team!

The writing and romance make for an easy engaging story. The narration adds whimsy.

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Disappointed 😞

I liked much of the storyline, but didn't like the intimate sex scenes! They are totally unnecessary and leave me disappointed 😞. I also do not like to spend so much per book, so I will not be reading 📚 this Author again. Yes, she is talented. She should have lowered the price and cut ✂ the sex scenes!

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I didn't like the Narrator

What didn’t you like about Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

I didn't like the Narrator. I couldn't finish the book. I was disappointed.

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  • Jennifer
  • 09-29-17

Light reading

There wasn't anything remarkable about this story, but it was enjoyable enough. The characters had a bit of depth and the plot moved along at a decent pace. At times it wasn't very believable (I seriously doubt such a small town would have such an extensive infrastructure and I highly doubt being mayor of a town of 300 would be a stepping stone for an aspiring politician- but I suppose that's why it is called fiction). So all in all, this book makes for a nice holiday read or a bit of light fun. The narration was fine.