Saturday, August 5, 2023

Review & Giveaway - - The Bookstore on Amelia Island

The Bookstore on Amelia Island
by Hope Holloway
Seven Sisters - Book 3
Publisher: Hope Holloway
Release Date: August 4, 2023
Reviewed by PJ

A sisterhood saga full of family, faith, and friendship...

Life for widowed Grace Wingate Jenkins has been simple enough these past few years on Amelia Island, running a bookstore and raising a painfully shy toddler girl. But when that simple life is turned upside down, Grace realizes she’s also been given a gift in the form of a friend who has an entirely different perspective. Will that be enough as she navigates the next chapter as a single mother and bookstore owner?

With the discovery that their family isn’t quite what they thought it was, the seven sisters must unite as never before. And with the mix of many different personalities, problems, and perspectives, that isn’t as easy as they hoped.

When the clouds roll over the bookstore on Amelia Island, the Wingate women learn over and over again that the bond between seven sisters is as strong as steel, as gentle as an ocean breeze, and as lasting as their family legacy.

PJ's Thoughts:

This family has become like family to me. I'm fully invested in the happiness and well being of the entire Wingate clan. 

Book three focuses primarily on the quiet sister, Grace. A widowed single mother who runs the island's bookstore, Grace is feeling overwhelmed by the issues life continues to throw at her. My heart hurts for her as she continues to navigate the rocky waters of grief as well as the knowledge that her young daughter will have an uphill climb in life. A man new to town brings a gentle, supportive, spiritual lift that is exactly what she needs to move forward and begin healing as yet another obstacle is thrown into her path. I'm super supportive of this new couple and hoping they will go the distance. 

Meanwhile, several other Wingates also face new chapters in their lives as unexpected changes rock their worlds. Some will bring joy, others will test the strength of marriages, one brings heartache but also signals a new start, a few will bring the potential for new - possibly lasting - relationships and one will expand the family in an unexpected but welcome way. 

Things are never dull when the Wingate sisters gather together. Hope Holloway continues to guide them through the ups and downs of life, love, parenting, and romance with a deft hand, allowing each of them to develop at his/her pace while balancing the emotional depth of their trials with impeccably placed humor, strong family support, and the joys to be found on the other side of the fires that sometimes block our paths. I can't wait to discover what she has in store for them next. 

This is a series where I strongly encourage readers to read the books in order.

Have you read Hope Holloway yet?

Are you reading the Seven Sisters series?

One randomly chosen person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, August 7 will receive a print copy of The Beach House on Amelia Island, book one of the Seven Sisters series.

*U.S. only
*Must be 18



  1. Yes I have read Hope; don't believe I read any of the 7 sisters. This book sounds vg, what could be better? A big family story and one around a bookstore.

  2. Hope Holloway's stories are wonderful. I have read one of the seven sisters books which was captivating. I enjoyed your wonderful review and the series would be a great treasure to enjoy.

  3. I have read Hope Holloway's books, but not the Seven Sisters series (say that 5 times fast). I enjoy her writings and I thank you for this review. Sounds like a terrific series.

  4. A new author for me. I love reading about families. Will need to check it out.

  5. I have not read any of her books yet, they sound very interesting. I love books that make you feel like family.

  6. Hope Holloway is a new to me author. I've not read any of her books. This sounds like a heartfelt series. Thank you for the review and the recommendation that the series really should be read in order. For some it doesn't matter but this sounds like one where it is a necessity to thoroughly enjoy the books in the series.

  7. I have not yet read any of Hope Holloway's books. They do sound interesting!

  8. No, I haven’t read any of Hope’s work.I will have to look for this Seven Susters series.

  9. I have not read her books yet! Sounds very good, thanks for the review