Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review - Summer on Moonlight Bay

Title:   Summer on Moonlight Bay
Author:  Hope Ramsay
Series:  Moonlight Bay #2
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  368
Date of Publication:  August 6, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars


Only one thing can make veterinarian Noah Cuthbert return to Magnolia Harbor-his mother's failing health. He'll do anything to help his family, including taking a short-term gig at the local animal clinic. What he doesn't count on is getting up-close-and-personal with the clinic's new manager, a woman whose love and compassion for every stray that crosses her path has him rethinking his plans to head back to his big-city life...

After her time in the Navy, Lia wants nothing more than to settle down. The quaint seaside town is just what she'd been hoping for, and not just because her new boss is movie-star handsome. As they grow closer, Lia starts wondering if Noah could be the one. But when a town crisis forces Noah to take a stand that jeopardizes their new-found happiness, can Lia convince him that home doesn't have to be a four-letter word?

Includes the bonus novel Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson!


Lia DiPalma always thought she'd be a lifer with the Navy. Having served an extended time, circumstances have changed and she is about to undertake civilian life. She travels to Magnolia Harbor and hopes to become a church secretary with one of her Navy buddies who is now a chaplain in a parish there in South Carolina. Her plans are derailed when she accidentally hits a dog with her car. She then rushes the dog to the nearest vet clinic.

The only person that seems to be able to help Lia with the dog is visiting veterinarian Noah Cuthbert. He only plans on being in Magnolia Harbor long enough to see about his mother's health and plans on taking her back home with him. However, his help is needed at a new vet clinic so he will be around for awhile. This is how he meets Lia when she brings the dog in for emergency treatment.

As things turn out, Lia's situation is dire and she needs a job and a place to say immediately. It might take a bit of time before the church can hire her so she helps Noah set up the clinic. Sparks fly from almost their first meeting and the more time they spend together, the more it seems that they are perfectly suited for each other. However, Lia is there to stay. Noah is itching to leave.

This warm love story by Hope Ramsay is the second book in the Moonlight Bay series. I loved Lia and Noah together, and enjoyed the strong sense of family values. This book is preceded by The Cottage on Rose Bay. The third book in the series is Return to Magnolia Harbor, which is set for publication in June. 

Many thanks to Forever for this ARC to review. This is my honest opinion.


Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances, set below the Mason-Dixon Line.  She’s inspired by her husband of forty years, a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes.  She has two grown children, a demanding lap cat named Simba who was born in Uganda, and a precious Cockapoo puppy named Daisy.  She lives in Virginia where, when she’s not writing, she’s knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.


  1. I hope they were able to reach a compromise to attain there HEA. Great review.

  2. Looks like I need to read this author - I haven't yet. Love your reviews!

  3. I've not heard of the book or the authors before. Sounds good. Great review.

  4. This sounds so good! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I haven't read this author yet. Great review!

  6. Great review Robin, this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley. I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.