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Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay Series #5)

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

JoAnn Ross delivers another emotional journey in Sea Glass Winte

JoAnn Ross delivers another emotional journey in Sea Glass Winter. A wonderful installment in her Shelter Bay series.

Tech Sergeant Dillon Slater left his high stress job in the military as a bomb specialist for the quieter life in Shelter Bay. He teaches high school p...
JoAnn Ross delivers another emotional journey in Sea Glass Winter. A wonderful installment in her Shelter Bay series.

Tech Sergeant Dillon Slater left his high stress job in the military as a bomb specialist for the quieter life in Shelter Bay. He teaches high school physics and is the basketball coach. Dillon has his work cut out with the team, that hadn’t had a winning season in years. Seems a basketball phenom has just moved into the district and every thinks he is the answer to the teams prayers. That may be true but Dillon can’t keep his mind off Matt’s tempting mother.

Claire Templeton moved her teenage son from LA to Shelter bay hoping to keep him on the straight and narrow. She is hoping he will find the direction he so needs in his life. Claire hope that the basketball coach can be a positive influence on Matt but Dillon seems to be having a totally different effect on Claire. Dillon’s charm and good looks are melting the walls Claire has around her heart.

As Matt is finding his way around a new school, his mom is spending more time with Dillon. Dillon’s calm and steady influence is having an effect on both mother and son.

Claire and Dillon keep running into each other and a friendship develops. That friendship slowly grows into an attraction that neither can ignore.

Sea Glass Winter is a book that will stay in your heart and mind for a long time. The family and friends connection just makes a wonderful book even deeper. Claire and Dillon’s relationship is built on more then just their physical connection, its deeper because of their respect for each other. It was really a treat for me to revisit past characters and to catch up with them. I can’t remember when I have enjoyed a book and a series more then the Shelter Bay series.

posted by Judy_F on January 20, 2013

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

In Joann Ross' latest installment from Shelter Bay, readers of t

In Joann Ross' latest installment from Shelter Bay, readers of the series will enjoy catching up with residents we met earlier and seeing some storylines come to completion. Unfortunately, this keeps our main characters from being as engaging as they could be. Much of t...
In Joann Ross' latest installment from Shelter Bay, readers of the series will enjoy catching up with residents we met earlier and seeing some storylines come to completion. Unfortunately, this keeps our main characters from being as engaging as they could be. Much of the drama and conflict we've come to expect from characters finding their peace in Shelter Bay are missing.

After meeting and loving soldiers fighting the demons from past battles (ghosts of fallen comrades, a frozen heart after too many death notifications, etc.) and women battling their own issues (an adulterous husband, forging new relationships with mothers), I expected more depth in Dillon's and Claire's back stories.

Readers who already have spent time with Shelter Bay will enjoy catching up with old friends. Readers new to the series will find Sea Glass Winter a heartwarming romance, but should definitely read the first four books in the series before moving on.

posted by GwenL on January 13, 2013

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

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    JoAnn Ross delivers another emotional journey in Sea Glass Winte

    JoAnn Ross delivers another emotional journey in Sea Glass Winter. A wonderful installment in her Shelter Bay series.

    Tech Sergeant Dillon Slater left his high stress job in the military as a bomb specialist for the quieter life in Shelter Bay. He teaches high school physics and is the basketball coach. Dillon has his work cut out with the team, that hadn’t had a winning season in years. Seems a basketball phenom has just moved into the district and every thinks he is the answer to the teams prayers. That may be true but Dillon can’t keep his mind off Matt’s tempting mother.

    Claire Templeton moved her teenage son from LA to Shelter bay hoping to keep him on the straight and narrow. She is hoping he will find the direction he so needs in his life. Claire hope that the basketball coach can be a positive influence on Matt but Dillon seems to be having a totally different effect on Claire. Dillon’s charm and good looks are melting the walls Claire has around her heart.

    As Matt is finding his way around a new school, his mom is spending more time with Dillon. Dillon’s calm and steady influence is having an effect on both mother and son.

    Claire and Dillon keep running into each other and a friendship develops. That friendship slowly grows into an attraction that neither can ignore.

    Sea Glass Winter is a book that will stay in your heart and mind for a long time. The family and friends connection just makes a wonderful book even deeper. Claire and Dillon’s relationship is built on more then just their physical connection, its deeper because of their respect for each other. It was really a treat for me to revisit past characters and to catch up with them. I can’t remember when I have enjoyed a book and a series more then the Shelter Bay series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    In Joann Ross' latest installment from Shelter Bay, readers of t

    In Joann Ross' latest installment from Shelter Bay, readers of the series will enjoy catching up with residents we met earlier and seeing some storylines come to completion. Unfortunately, this keeps our main characters from being as engaging as they could be. Much of the drama and conflict we've come to expect from characters finding their peace in Shelter Bay are missing.

    After meeting and loving soldiers fighting the demons from past battles (ghosts of fallen comrades, a frozen heart after too many death notifications, etc.) and women battling their own issues (an adulterous husband, forging new relationships with mothers), I expected more depth in Dillon's and Claire's back stories.

    Readers who already have spent time with Shelter Bay will enjoy catching up with old friends. Readers new to the series will find Sea Glass Winter a heartwarming romance, but should definitely read the first four books in the series before moving on.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    It all comes together

    As it does in any team sport, Dillion is determined to get a score. He goes after Claire like any man that is sunk and gets what he wants. Side point both Kara and Phoebe have their babies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Hoorah

    What a great series. Action, romance, suspense, even sex. Start with the firdt one, you will enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Great read

    Enjoyable book, can't wait for the next one!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Simbakit

    Meh

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    Posted February 18, 2013

    Spottedleaf and kits

    A tortiseshell she-cat with green eyes pads in. Beside her is a goen tabby with green eyes, a gray she-kit with purple eyes, a black tom with white spots and green eyes, a ginger tom with black stripes and a golden shekit with black spots." Im Spottedleaf. These r my kits, Simbakit, Cloudkit, Crowkit, Tigerkit, and Cheetahkit. May we join?"( do need rpers for Crowkit and Tigerkit. I rp Cheetahkit and Cloudkit. Someone else rps Simbakit.)

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Good read enjoyed the story

    Would read another by this aith

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    ok.

    exciting & ok at the same time!

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