Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Title:  Sea Glass Summer
Author Rachel Hanna
Series:   South Carolina Sunsets #11
Publisher:  Dreamscape Select
Genre:   Women’s Fiction
Format:  Audiobook ALC
No. of Pages:   198
Length:  3 hr 47 min
Narrator:  Becky Brabham
Date of Publication:   March 19, 2024
My Rating:   4 Stars 

At 40, Tara Lawson's world falls apart. A painful divorce and the loss of her job as a journalist leave her reeling. But it's the news of her beloved grandmother's passing that draws her back to her childhood home in Seagrove, South Carolina, to settle the estate.

In the midst of her grief, Tara unexpectedly reconnects with Noah, her childhood best friend. Now a successful sea glass artist, Noah's steadfast presence becomes a comforting anchor. Together, they revive their old tradition of hunting for sea glass, a simple joy that begins to heal Tara's emotional wounds.

As the summer unfolds, their bond deepens, and a profound love blossoms. The peaceful beach town, the shared silence and laughter, and the beauty of sea glass all play a part in Tara's healing process.

But as the season draws to a close, Tara is faced with a decision that threatens to unravel everything she's rebuilt. Torn between two paths, she must choose what she truly wants.


Sea Glass Summer was definitely a case of judging a book by its cover. When I saw this audiobook on NetGalley, I was immediately drawn to the cover and the story within was a delightful read. Having this book for review as an audiobook was wonderful. Not even four hours and I hadn’t read the previous ten titles. But I am glad that I requested this title and was approved. 

This eleventh book in the South Carolina Sunsets series is about Tara Lawson. Not only having recently experiencing a difficult divorce, her job was made redundant and she was let go. Tara needs to find her compass once again, so she heads back to her hometown of Seagrove, South Carolina as she has to settle her grandmother's estate. Tara is devastated by the loss of her grandmother. Tara had a special relationship with her grandmother so being back home is especially hard for her,

Running into her childhood best friend Noah, a very talented sea glass artist, brings back fond memories for Tara. She and Noah grew up together and hunted for sea glass as children. This shared love of sea glass brings them back together, and this helps Tara heal from her emotional losses. Meanwhile, Tara and Noah just might realize their feelings for one another, despite years apart. However, finding a happy future together just might be a challenge for them, especially as Tara is still healing.

This sweet story has me wanting to check my online libraries for all of the previous books. This is the first book I have read by Rachel Hanna and I absolutely loved it. Hopefully I can read all of the previous books and I look forward to any future books in the series.

Many thanks to Dreamscape Select and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Rachel Hanna is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lifelong resident of north Georgia. She writes women's fiction, clean contemporary small town romance and stories about Southerners. Her quirky characters and emotional storylines are a favorite of readers.

She's been married for over 24 years and has three kids, all of whom are technically adults but still need money sometimes. 🙂 In addition, she has two rescue doggies and one very snotty outdoor cat who truly believes he owns the place.

If you want to be transported to the South and you like phrases like “fixin' to” and “bless her heart”- plus the additional talk of peach cobbler and grits – you'll fall in love with these stories!

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