A Walk Along the Beach by Debbie Macomber


 There are some authors we gravitate to over and over again. You know, the ones that give you exactly what you’re expecting in a book. For me, Debbie Macomber is one of those authors.

In A Walk Along the Beach, Macomber returns us to Oceanside and to the Lakey sisters. Willa, the older sister, runs the coffee and bakery shop in town while Harper teaches yoga classes. Their mother died several years ago and the girl’s father could not cope - neglecting his children while wrapped in his own grief. Willa took over becoming mother to Harper and their brother Lucas trying to normalize their lives as much as possible.

Willa and Harper are very different from one another but have a strong relationship and, in fact, share an apartment. Willa nursed Harper through leukaemia three years before, and tends to constantly worry about her family. Harper, on the other hand, knows how to celebrate life, and takes every opportunity that comes her way. She’s constantly telling Willa not to worry about her and to get on with her life. So Willa refocuses and starts a romance with Sean O’Malley, a local photographer.

Life and love aren’t always easy, and the sisters have much to contend with. This book evokes many emotions, so have the tissues ready. It is beautifully written, and the characters are very relatable. It embraces the notion of living each moment to its fullest, and to enjoy the love we have around us. This is sure to be another Macomber bestseller.

I listened to the audiobook edition of the book which was narrated by Sandy Rustin and Roger Wayne who both delivered great performances. The narration was clear and articulate and casted perfectly mixing the sweetness of Sandy’s voice with the charming voice of Roger. My only suggestion would be to keep the characters voices as cast and not have a male voice trying to narrate female speech when the couple are in conversation together.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a lovely read, especially for this time of year x

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    1. It really was a beautiful read. Thanks for your comment!

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  2. These are the only ‘grown-up’ novels that I love to read! I love heart-warming books like this that make you feel happy at the end, even if it breaks you during! Haha.

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    1. I love these types of books too and don't get me started with books like this with a Christmas theme! Thanks for your comment!

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  3. These are the only ‘grown-up’ novels that I love to read! I love heart-warming books like this that make you feel happy at the end, even if it breaks you during! Haha.

    Daisy xoxo | According To Daisy

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  4. These are the only ‘grown-up’ novels that I love to read! I love heart-warming books like this that make you feel happy at the end, even if it breaks you during! Haha.

    Daisy xoxo | According To Daisy

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  5. I have not read a Debbie Macomber book since I was in my teens or 20's but I used to absolutely love them. My mom got me hooked on her as an author when I was younger. This book sounds good. I might have to try reading some of her stuff again!

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    1. I think this is a great choice! Thanks for your comment.

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  6. Great review! I'm always skeptical going into audiobooks, but it seems like you had a good experience. I'll have to check out this book!

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    1. I agree! The narrator can make or break a book sometimes!

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  7. Sounds like a great read, I'll add it to my list. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Ooh I would definitely be down to check this out on audiobooks!

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  9. Great review! This sounds like a lovely read. I'm generally really picky about which audiobooks I listen to, but it seems like this was done well!

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  10. My Mum is a HUGE Macomber fan. It's her birthday on 4th September, so I guess I know what I'll be adding to her gift box! ;-)

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    1. That's great Flora! I hope your Mum has a great birthday!

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