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No Ordinary Summer
     

No Ordinary Summer

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by Linda Barrett
 

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Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.

However....

...only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose

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Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.

However....

...only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim to take care of the town.
...only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach. Sea View House. A very special place--some say magical--to the people who reside there each season.
...and only in Pilgrim Cove, are strangers welcomed while everyone else takes a front row seat as a love story unfolds.

NO ORDINARY SUMMER is the second of the four-book Pilgrim Cove series.

Fun is what Shelley Anderson is trying to provide for her two young children when she rents the first floor of Sea View House a year after a painful divorce. The kids haven't been adjusting well, and the house is perfect.

She's not sure about perfection, however, after she meets Daniel Stone, the man who's renting the top floor of the house. A man who's trying to find his balance after losing his wife. Her neighbor definitely wants to be left alone. He's less than thrilled by the instant rapport between his beautiful golden retriever and her two active kids. And he's definitely shaken by the rapport that springs up between himself and Shelley.

When Shelley's ex shows up, threatening to take the kids, Shelley must protect her little family while also protecting her budding happiness with Dan.

With their painful pasts, will Shelley and Daniel find the courage to love again? It's a question only they can answer.

Editorial Reviews

Detra Fitch
5 Stars!
"Another winner by author Linda Barrett! Readers will find themselves never wanting to leave Pilgrim Cove and the people who live there...a witty and fantastic bunch of people. Don't pass up on this incredible read."
Sherri Myers
Blue Ribbon rating: 4.5

"Linda Barrett has written another winner in her Pilgrim Cove series. No Ordinary Summer is a feel-good read that will soften your heart and have you believing in fairy tales."
Jennifer Ray
"Linda Barrett has an obvious talent for capturing emotions that come with life's tragedies and triumphs. Even more remarkable is her ability to make the reader feel the emotions from the adult and child point of view. This beautifully written story will stay with me for a long time."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156905195
Publisher:
Linda Barrett
Publication date:
11/02/2016
Series:
Pilgrim Cove , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
2,753
File size:
225 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Barrett is the author of fifteen contemporary romance novels, three novels of women's fiction as well as a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She has earned industry awards for several of her stories, including books in the Pilgrim Cove series.

Linda grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She met the love of her life during her senior year, got married, and had three sons. She and her family have lived in New York, Massachusetts, Texas and now Florida. She's loved her life in every part of the country and wouldn't change a thing.

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No Ordinary Summer (Harlequin Super Romance #1218) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I really loved this book! Its the second in a series about a quaint town on the ocean in Massachusetts. The characters are so real and appealing - regular people, and very likeable. I highly recommend this if you enjoy a well-written, sweet romance about nice folks! I've already started to read the third in the series. Can't get enough of these people!
ytcruz 8 months ago
For those of you who are long time fans of Ms Barrett, be aware that this is a re-print, but a story that is worth revisiting. For those that are new to her stories, you will fall in love with not only our main characters, Shelley and Daniel, but also with all the inhabitants of Pilgrim Cove. Especially the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) , who like to meddle. While others will give you a summary of the story, I will tell you that the plot is not only entertaining, but also uplifting. Even those these two individuals have experienced in their lives loss, betrayal, and sadness, they will come to see that love can come around a second time, that a caring town can be supportive and that it’s worth taking another risk with love. Another touching story by this talented author. I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Welcome to Pilgrim Cove. Population: Winter¿5000. Summer¿Lots Higher.¿ With the follow-up to her successful launch book The House on the Beach Linda Barrett has hit her stride. Second of four books in Harlequin Superromance Pilgrim Cove series, No Ordinary Summer is the work of an author who has taken great writing talent and honed it to excellence. No Ordinary Summer is the story of kindergarten teacher Shelley Anderson and her two adorable children. Newly divorced, Shelley hopes a summer at Sea View house in Pilgrim Cove will heal the pain from the rift in the family. Thanks to the well-intentioned Bart Quinn, owner of Quinn Real Estate, Daniel Stone is leasing the top floor of Sea View house. A Harvard law professor, Daniel grieves the tragic loss of his wife and unborn child. Leave it to the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and the rest of the locals of Pilgrim Cove to play matchmaker for Shelley and Daniel. Everything is going great¿Shelley and Daniel are coaching little league together and taking walks on the beach¿until Shelley¿s ex-husband shows up. He¿s running for congress and needs to improve his image. He¿ll do almost anything to get Shelley back, including trying to take the kids from her. With an endearing cast of supporting characters and a hero and heroine readers will love, Linda Barrett has penned another winner. Why not take a trip to Pilgrim Cove this summer? This reader can¿t wait to visit again.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Pilgrim Cove Realtor Bartolomew Quinn rents Sea View House to people in relational need as the abode has somehow magically brought people together. Bart is as enchanted as the house and he knows who the right people are for Sea View to weave its spell on. Bart leased the upper floor rents to Harvard Law Professor widower Daniel Stone and his dog, Jessie. The first floor belongs to divorcee Boston schoolteacher Shelley Anderson and her two kids, Josh and Emily. .............................. While Shelley remains emotionally battered from her former spouse¿s philandering and a nasty divorce, Daniel still mourns the accidental death of his wife. Although this couple has no reason to relate, an attraction springs up from the moment they meet. As they heal each other and her hurting children over the summer of love, her odious ex-husband Carl needs his old wife and children back to run for Congress on a family values platform. He blackmails Shelley with the threat of taking her to court over custody of the kids he ignored since their marriage dissolved. Only this time she has Daniel, her kids, a magical house and the Pilgrim Cove locals to help her do battle............................ NO ORDINARY SUMMER is an entertaining second chance at love paranormal (or perhaps just Bart¿s instinctive skills) romance. The lead couple is a fine pairing of two souls deserving of a lot of love. The support cast to include Sea View adds eccentricity, nurturing, and a wonderful mystic spin to the fine tale. Though Carl is an obnoxious opportunist oaf, the latest Pilgrim Cove tale is a fabulous read.............................. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bart Quinn, the realty agent of the beach town known as Pilgrim Cove, only rented 'Sea View House' out to special people in need. The house has a long history of bringing people together. He does not rent it out to just anybody. Oh, no. Somehow, Bart just knows the perfect people when he speaks with them. .................... This summer, the second floor rents out to Daniel Stone, a professor who just accepted a job at Harvard, and his golden retriever, Jessie. Daniel is trying to get on with his life without his wife who died in an accident. The first floor is promised to Shelley Anderson and her two kids, Josh and Emily. They are trying to recover from a painful divorce and learn how to live as a family again. Shelley is timid and still hurting over Carl's adultery. ........................ Even though Daniel and Shelley intended to stay out of each other's way, Fate brings them together. Shelley believes she may even have a second chance at love. Enter Carl who has his eye on an open congressional seat. Carl will look better if he seems to be a devoted family man. If Shelley refuses to come back to him, he intends to take the children away from her. What Carl does not understand, though, is that Shelley is now not only a stronger woman than before, but she has Daniel and the entire town of Pilgrim Cove on her side. .......................... ***** Another winner by author Linda Barrett! Readers will find themselves never wanting to leave Pilgrim Cove and the people who live there. The secondary town characters always have something going on. You simply could not wish for a more witty and fantastic bunch of people. Don't pass up on this incredible read! *****