Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Review - - Treasure Coast Revival

Treasure Coast Revival
by Leigh Duncan
Emerald Bay - Book 4
Publisher: Gardenia Street Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2024
Reviewed by PJ

of the Dane Crown Inn is nearly complete, but will Belle, Kim, Diane and the others be successful in rebuilding their own lives?

After a heartwarming Christmas, excitement builds as the Dane Crown Inn comes alive with the promise of a bright future. In one of the cottages, workmen beat out a steady tap-tap-tap as they replace the roof. Inside the inn, floor sanders buzz as a skilled crew works to restore the aged hardwood floors to their former glory. But it’s not just the inn that’s undergoing a transformation. Amidst all this progress, budding romances deepen, and the women of the family forge new futures.

With Jen's help, Kim takes a leap of faith and launches her catering business, which brings a touch of culinary magic to the heart of Emerald Bay. Meanwhile, Amy and her new business partner set their sights on expanding Sweet Cakes. Belle, in her search for a new direction and purpose, discovers that the path to happiness can be found right where you least expect it. Kim’s daughter Natalie confesses the mess she’s made of her own life and searches for a solution, while Diane ponders a reunion. And Aunt Margaret questions her decision to sell the only home she’s ever known.

As the Dane Crown Inn comes back to life, the women of Emerald Bay find that sometimes, in the midst of change, the most precious treasures are the bonds that hold a family together.

PJ's Thoughts:

This fourth book in Leigh Duncan's Emerald Bay series brings all the heart, humor, and family dynamics I've come to love in this series. This author weaves together the stories of the members of this multi-generation family in a way that draws me into into their lives, challenges, and relationships. By this point in the series, I feel as if I know them. They feel like friends. I've become invested in their professional success and personal happiness. Some of the women are at a personal crossroads, others at professional ones, some are starting over, some weighing the pros and cons of second chances, and one is dealing with a crisis of faith. And, of course, in the background for all of them is the beloved family matriarch and the family inn they've poured so much of themselves into. Will a sale be necessary? Or will they find a way to keep it in the family? And what about those romantic relationships? I'm eager to discover all of the answers as this heart-tugging series continues.

This is a series where I strongly recommend reading the books in order. 


  1. Thanks for the review. It does sound like an interesting story. Why is it always easy to look into the lives of other people?

  2. Sounds good! Thank you

  3. This sounds like a series I can relate to and enjoy.

  4. Because I'm behind on my reading and authors, this is a new series for me. Your review is really good, PJ. It sounds like the book intertwines everyone's lives, as you said, but also gives each character their own story. I'll check this one out as well.