Return to Silver Bay

Return to Silver Bay Maggie wants to bury her past and move on Josh has other plans and moving on without her isn t one of them Maggie Mitchell returns to her hometown of Silver Bay expecting to bury her father her past

  • Title: Return to Silver Bay
  • Author: Lara Van Hulzen
  • ISBN: 9781944925130
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maggie wants to bury her past and move on Josh has other plans, and moving on without her isn t one of them.Maggie Mitchell returns to her hometown of Silver Bay expecting to bury her father, her past, and move on But when Josh Harden, her high school sweetheart, shows up, her world gets turned around Drawn to Josh, but afraid of their history, Maggie s head tells her sMaggie wants to bury her past and move on Josh has other plans, and moving on without her isn t one of them.Maggie Mitchell returns to her hometown of Silver Bay expecting to bury her father, her past, and move on But when Josh Harden, her high school sweetheart, shows up, her world gets turned around Drawn to Josh, but afraid of their history, Maggie s head tells her she can handle things alone, but her heart says otherwise Recognizing a second chance when he sees one, Josh is determined to win Maggie s heart once and show her that she can trust love and begin again.

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    1. 3 - "I'm always here for you." Stars.Return to Silver Bay was an easy-going read for me, I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, but I enjoyed it well enough while I was reading it.Maggie has returned to Silver Bay to clear out and sell her parents’ house, having lost her mother a few years previous, and not being close to her recently deceased father, there isn’t a huge amount of reason for her to keep the house. The same cannot be said for other people from her past though and when she see [...]

    2. One woman's journey to find her past, her true history, her place in the world, and the love of her life.The story is filled with compassionate people, in tender scenes, while Maggie is on the journey of her lifetime, to discover who she really is, and where she came from.There are lots of secrets, not only in Maggie's family. And as she is cleaning her parents' house, she is discovering evidence, that show, nothing in her past was quite what it looked like.At the same time, she is rekindling th [...]

    3. Return to Silver Bay by Lara Van Hulzen is filled with sorrow, hope, love, and unexpected family secrets.It took me a little while to figure out Maggie, why she left, and her history with Josh. At times it felt a bit too long though because I wanted to understand these characters better. Maggie is really struggling with a lot of things, and her past and family life plays a big role in this. She's never been able to move on or forget the harsh way she was treated by her father. This has affected [...]

    4. An inspirational story about family secrets and first loves reconnecting.Returning home to Silver Bay to prepare her family home for sale, Maggie Mitchell fights her emotions and the pull towards her high school boyfriend, Josh Harden. She thought being back in Silver Bay would tear her down again like her father did. Instead, she was reminded of the girl she used to be. The girl Josh saw when he looked at her. The girl she wanted to be again.Even though Maggie left town shortly after the night [...]

    5. Love finding new authors to read! Maggie and Josh were high school sweethearts that split up after prom. Years later, Maggie is back in town to bury her mean controlling father and sell the house. She re- connects with her friends and her ex but will it be more? This is the first book from this author I have read and it will not be the last. She writes so clearly and paints a vivid story. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more.

    6. Return to Silver Bay is the first book I have read by Lara Van Hulzen. Since it is the first book in a series, there is the building of the supporting characters along with the sense of the community in Silver Bay. It is an engaging sweet romantic story of a young woman in search of her identity and self-worth. I found it particularly refreshing that she knows she must do this before she is ready for a committed loving relationship. I especially liked the contrast between the younger woman, who [...]

    7. Return to Silver Bay Lara Van HulzenA Silver Bay RomanceMaggie Mitchell returns to her hometown of Silver Bay expecting to bury her father, her past, and move on. But when Josh Harden, her high school sweetheart, shows up, her world gets turned around.Drawn to Josh, but afraid of their history, Maggie’s head tells her she can handle things alone, but her heart says otherwise.Recognizing a second chance when he sees one, Josh is determined to win Maggie’s heart once more and show her that she [...]

    8. "Return to Silver Bay" by Lara Van Hulzen is book one in the "Silver Bay" series. This Maggie Mitchell and Josh Harden's story.Josh and Maggie were sweethearts in high school, but due to circumstances things did not end well for them. Maggie had a difficult childhood and still struggles with issues from her past.Maggie is back to take care of things since her father's death. During this time back home Maggie discovers some things that make her question everything she thought she knew about her l [...]

    9. If you like your books sweet, gentle, softly romantic and filled with hope then Return To Silver Bay might be just the book for you.Although it is set on the Californian coast, which I have always associated with surfers and big waves, the feel here is more that of a small coastal village.Maggie, who's in town briefly to sell her parents' home after her father's death, is welcomed back into the warm cocoon of friendship she knew as a teenager. And then there's Josh, who Maggie has loved for much [...]

    10. I absolutely loved this story. I mean like I couldn't put it down kinda loved it. This is a sweet love story that doesn't need detailed sex scenes to sell the story. Maggie is back in Silver Bay because her father has passed away. Now she has no family left having been an only child. Her plan is to sell the family home and return to her real life. Josh and Maggie were high school sweethearts. Her father saw to it that things between them ended badly. She is the only girl Josh has ever loved. Whe [...]

    11. This is a love story that started out in high school but through no fault of their own did not end well. Now Maggie and Josh have a second chance. Will things turn out better for them.Maggie has had a difficult childhood, after her father did something to embarrass her in high school Maggie leaves town. She is only back in town now, because both of her parents have passed away and she needs to do something with their belongings and the house.Maggie returns and it is her birthday, her best friend [...]

    12. Return to Silver Bay was a very sweet heartwarming story .Maggie and Josh were high school sweethearts who's relationship ended on their Prom night , by the hands of Maggie's abusive Father.Years later , Maggie returns home after her Father passes away and plans to sell her childhood home . She runs into Josh at the Carnival and old feelings resurface for them both , but Maggie is determined to return to her job and home in Seattle .As she is cleaning the attic she comes across lettersWritten to [...]

    13. This was a very sweet and inspirational story. I loved Maggie and Josh. They were characters with real heart. Frankly, every character in the story did, from quirky misunderstood Gwen to Kate, Hannah, Paul, everyone. This book tugged at my heart. Reading about the things Maggie went through while growing up considering how her father was towards her, her mother, and her friends, her strength was amazing. Then after the surprise discovery in her mom's belongings as she was cleaning out the house. [...]

    14. Love a book that takes you back to high school days, football games ,the dances, young love, and this book does that as Maggie and Josh remember their teenage romance. They are older now and Maggie is back in town and so is the carnival and good friend Hannah is going to drag Maggie there and make sure she bumps into Josh. But will there be any chance for a renewed romance when Maggie finds a packet of letters in her Mom's old hope chest that has a secret that turns Maggie's life inside out and [...]

    15. This is a sweet inspirational read that had my heart sighing. Maggie Mitchell had a childhood that no one should have to endure. She left Silver Bay to get out from under her emotionally abusive father and has never looked back. When she did that she also left high school sweetheart Josh Harden. Josh has never gotten over Maggie even though he understands why she left. Now that Maggie has returned to Silver Bay to bury her father and tie up his estate, Josh has no plans of letting her go. He's d [...]

    16. A sweet romance centering around Maggie and Josh, high school sweethearts who get a second chance when Maggie comes home for her father's funeral. Planning on a visit to put her family home up for sale and put her past behind her, Maggie is surprised when Josh makes it clear he wants her in his life. Combine Josh's persistence with family secrets and old and new friends, and Maggie starts to wonder if Silver Bay may be home, after all.A sweet romance and a sweet story that was enjoyable. There w [...]

    17. 2.75, this is a quick and easy read. There's a typical story line of a second chance 10 years, or so, later. Josh and Maggie were high school sweethearts, sort of. Because of issues with her father, Maggie left right after graduation. Actually, more like she ran and never looked back. Now, her father has died and she needs to take care of selling his house and closing the estate. With Maggie back in town for more than a day or two, Josh isn't going to waste any time in convincing Maggie to stay. [...]

    18. Maggie returns to a hometown full of bad memories to pack up and sell her parents house. Her first night out in town she runs into her high school sweetheart Josh. He is determined things will be different with Maggie this time around. Maggie gets thrown a few curve balls as shefinds some old letters while packing. Mas she works through her pastor find her future, will she allow Josh to be part of her life again?A sweet heartwarming story, that introduces the reader to the town of Silver Bay! I' [...]

    19. Fantastic inspirational story! Loved getting to know Maggie's story and the people that made her who she was and who she was learning to be. Even though a few parts were predictable, they did not detract from the overall messages of love, friendship, the family we chose to be our family and the power of prayer. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was the perfect read for me after a stressful week.

    20. Return to Silver Bay is a good clean book that I really enjoyed! This is the first book I have read by the author and wont be the last. Maggie and Josh seemed to have a lot of chemistry. I liked all of the little twists to the book it really kept me interested. I look forward to the rest of the series.

    21. Maggie returns to her hometown to face her past. Her past includes her first love, Josh. There are many secondary characters in this book that I hope get their own story. I found myself both laughing and crying. Lara Van Hulzen writes a story that is heartwarming and full of encouraging words. This is my first book to read of hers. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

    22. An emotional book that takes you on a journey between Maggie and Josh. They knew each other in school and dated, then Maggie moved away. She returns after her fathers death to handle his property and runs into Josh. I enjoyed this story and the strength that Maggie showed as she dealt with the past and present that was thrown her way.I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    23. Read/review for a honest opinion for Tule PublishingReturn to Silver Bay by Lara Van Hulzen a new to me author that I will be checking out more books by. I enjoyed everything about this book, the setting, characters, and storyline. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series and more books by this author. Return to Silver Bay is the first book in the Silver Bay series.

    24. Return to Silver Bay by Lara Van Hulzen was a sweet surprise to read. It was somewhat different from what I had expected but a good surprise. It was, to me, full of surprises, not as easy to recognize as you would have thought, and it was nice in this genera to be surprised. It was filled with well rounded, well described characters and that made the story a good one. A pleasure to read.

    25. Silver Bay was a place of bad memories for Maggie but she is back for her abusive father's funeral and to get his house ready to sell. She knows her long ago love, Josh, is there and hopes to avoid him and the pain of their lasttime together. There is so much more in this touching story of broken dreams and miraculous events. The characters are well written with intersecting lives and stories.

    26. A sweet romance with a woman learning about her past, reuniting with a lost love, and forgiveness. A wonderful read I'd recommend.

    27. Lara Van Hulzen is one of my new favorite authors. I've enjoyed her books so far. This one wasn't my favorite, but I did like it. I'm going to be watching for her next book!

    28. Great read about rediscovering love. Nicely written, heartwarming story, likeable characters. A worthwhile read.

    29. Return to Silver Bay : A Silver Bay Novel Book 1 is by Lara Van Hulzen. This is the start of a great series. It is set in Silver Bay. Things are not as they always seem in Silver Bay. Maggie has returned to Silver Bay from her home in Seattle. She has taken a leave from her job at a magazine to attend her Father’s funeral. She didn’t want to come; but as an only child she had to come and take care of everything. Her intention is to clear up everything and get a realtor to sell the house. The [...]

    30. Maggie has come home for a short time to lay her dad to rest and close up her parents house and make a choice on where to go next. She is also facing her high school sweetheart and it seems that everything in her world has been turned upside down and secrets aren't always best hidden. Josh is so happy to see Maggie, when she walked out of his life all those years ago he feels like he lost something now that she's back he has it in his heart and in his mind to win her back. I fell in love with th [...]

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