ARC Book Review:
Starlight Bridge is the second novel in Harmony Harbor series by Debbie Mason. I had absolutely loved her first book, Mistletoe Cottage and was eager to read the next book in this feel-good series.
Despite being part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone novel but I would recommend that you read these books in order because we meet the main protagonist and other characters of this book in the previous one, so reading in order would help the reader understand the back stories better.
In Starlight Bridge, we get Ava DiRossi's story. I have to confess, I had been intrigued by her in the first book. She had been hinted to have transformed from a strong, vivacious woman to a meek one that had shocked Sophie (heroine in the first book, Mistletoe Cottage) so much that she just could not believe her eyes. Ava works at Greystone Manor and is currently frantically searching for the book hidden here that contains all the dirty secrets of Harmony Harbor including her own that she is determined never to reveal, least of all to her ex.
We also meet the Griffin Gallagher, Ava's ex-husband. Griffin is a retired Seal and back in town after his retirement. He loved Ava and had been devastated when she suddenly divorced him without an explanation. Determined to never make that mistake again, it is soon evident that his heart has other plans.
The romance between Ava and Griffin is full of difficulties but it was amazing how Debbie developed the feelings and emotions of these two. I loved Ava. She has been a victim for too long and is a character that I connected to easily. I rooted for a happily-ever-after for her and stuck to the story until the very end without pause!
Griffin is a nice guy but I seriously didn't know how I would feel about him. He has had two failed marriages, is in love with his first wife but also wants to hold on to his second wife. I mean, what is this?
He is confused and sometimes I sympathised with him and at other times wanted to smack him but all through, could not help but love him.
I enjoyed meeting Liam, Sophie and Mia from the first book and felt glad to see them so happy together. The supernatural element in this book had me laughing and thoroughly enjoying the resulting chaos. The book of secrets hidden in Greystone added so much appeal and entertainment quota to this book. I loved searching for it along with everyone else.
I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed this book. Another gem from Debbie Mason, this series is proving to be a must read. 4.5 out of 5 to Starlight Bridge, I strongly recommend it to everyone. Go read this book and series for the absolutely gorgeous covers, thoroughly enjoyable stories and memorable characters.
I received an ARC from the author and publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.
Playlist for Starlight Bridge
- Rise Up—Andra Day
- Fight Song—Rachel Platten
- I Swear—John Michael Montgomery with All-4-One
- A Thousand Years—Christina Perri
- Let Her Go—Passenger
- Chasing Cars—Snow Patrol
- Someone Like You—Adele
- One Call Away—Charlie Puth
- Sailing—Christopher Cross
*Also read my Review of Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor #1) by Debbie Mason: Click Here