The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

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ISBN-13: 9781941145463
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 895,045
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Boardwalk Antiques Shop 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
The Boardwalk Antique Shop is a fun collection of stories by different authors. I loved all three stories. They are clean, quick and again fun to read. Great book. I look forward to more of this series. 5 stars.
CamiChecketts More than 1 year ago
Each of the stories drew me in and made me fall in love all over again. I would highly recommend this fun anthology. I loved the setting, the characters, and the tie-ins to The Fortune Cafe series. 
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I love collections of stories that have a common thread, yet are each so unique and this book delivered! The common thread in this set is an antiques shop. I've grown to love this touristy town and have enjoyed meeting the locals. The book starts out with Jennifer, a woman who has inherited an antique shop when her aunt passes away. Unsure if she wants to keep it, she puts it up for sale, which is how she meets Paul Studly. Wow--what a name--and she can't quit making comments about it, in somewhat embarrassing ways. Jennifer learns a lot about her aunt, life, and the shop, which influences her outlook on things. I love growth! I also love the common theme that everything has a story. That theme leads us to the next story with two powerful characters, each intent on getting a certain antique--toy tin soldiers. Both Abbie and Holden are to each come up with a story and the best story wins. There's nothing like a little competition to set the attraction in motion. I love the way they dig in deep, both in going for what they want and in getting to know each other beyond the superficial level. May the best story win! Which leads to the last story of the set. Cate and Henry are both after the same thing, but find life has an interesting way of coming full circle. Cate is determined to get back the antique sewing machine her grandmother meant to leave her at her passing that her cousin sold to an antique dealer. Henry wants to give his mother a similar sewing machine to the one the family had to sell years decades earlier. They say the feelings of hate are close to love... I enjoyed the sparks of romance, the tender stories, and the way each character was woven so well into the book. Content: the 2nd and 3rd stories have mild language; each had mild romance (kissing); no violence or religious elements. Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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l_manning More than 1 year ago
Seashell Beach is an idyllic setting, and these three short stories show that love is always in the air there. The three stories all tie-in with one shop, The Boardwalk Antiques Shop. Everything there has a story, and every person who comes in seems to have one as well. Jennifer inherited the shop from an aunt she never really liked, but she begins to wonder if maybe she didn't know her aunt all that well. Abbie is a girl who loves to read and write a good story. So one day when she sees something she's dying for in the antiques shop, she's not pleased to see she has competition. Very handsome competition. Cate's beloved grandmother has just passed away, and Cate's cousin has sold the one thing that Cate truly wanted of her grandmother's- an antique sewing machine. Cate tries desperate to get the machine back, but the dealer who bought it is disarming in a number of ways. All three girls will find what they least expected at The Boardwalk Antiques Shop. I read The Fortune Cafe, so it was fun to revisit the somewhat familiar town of Seashell Beach. The authors do an amazing job of painting a picture of this town. I really felt like I was there on a vacation myself. The three stories are all love stories, but they take very different approaches to love. Some of the characters like to jump right in while others are a bit more hesitant. Past and present seems to collide for all these people. I love the overarching storyline of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop itself. It almost becomes a character in the story. Often when I read short story collections like this, I have a favorite or perhaps one I didn't like as much as the others. This wasn't the case with this book. They are all very fun and sweet at the same time. They all managed to keep my interest very well and tell a lot of story in just a few pages. I think this would be a perfect beach read. I mean you practically feel like you are there already anyway! These stories were very enjoyable and quick reads. They just made me feel happy, and who can stay away from a book like that? Check out this book if you love sweet romances that make you feel good. Book provided for review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
It was a pleasure reading these three stories that tie together in a subtle way. The characters are vibrant, the setting is interesting, and the plots are well-rounded. I don't think I could choose a favorite of the three since I liked them all equally! I love antiques so that theme especially appealed to me. I would love to be in Jennifer's shoes- running an antique shop where every piece is special and has a story behind it :) As soon as I finished reading this book I immediately bought the first book in the series- The Fortune Cafe, which I also loved! I'm looking forward to more fun stories from these talented authors. (Thank you to Ebooks For Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 stars This is the second book in A Tangerine Street Romance. It follows The Fortune Café. The Fortune Café was visited in the stories but just casual. There are three stories by three different authors. There is plenty of drama, romance and characters that I liked. They were pretty clean stories. Some mild swearing. I can't decide what stories I like better. The setting is a small California beach community. They all have a love of old things like Antiques. In fact a few fights for the same antiques. There is plenty of humor and laughter in the stories. There is also some sad times too. Dealing with lost of loved ones and what they were left. Based on these stories I would read more books from Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson and Heather B. Moore. I liked Boardwalk Antiques. I was given this ebook to read by the authors. In return I agreed to give a honest review of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop was a delightful read! It is a charming novel of love, hope, and finding happiness in ordinary, but unexpected ways. From the first chapter of Message in a Bottle I loved the surprises, the genuine characters, and the well written, seemingly effortless narrative that made up the 3 novellas of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop.  The three separate lives and three distinct stories of Jennifer, Abbie, and Cate intertwine in this most recent Tangerine Street Romance. I love how the authors take ordinary women, with ordinary challenges and life situations, and create stories of love, hope, forgiveness, and friendship. Message in a Bottle introduces us to Jennifer’s deceased aunt Daisy who turns Jennifer’s life upside down when Daisy leaves Jennifer the Boardwalk Antiques Shop. Intent on dumping the shop and returning home, Jennifer meets Paul, immerses herself in stories from the past and rethinks her future.       I loved how Jennifer’s story inconspicuously shows why savoring stories from the past matter now. Solving for X introduces us to Abbie who happily goes about her carefree life doing what she loves and doing it well. Enter the stuffed shirt Holden who meets Abbie, only to be bested by her and her outrageous cupcake appearance. What I like about this story is that both Abbie and Holden find that while appearance may matter sometimes what matters most usually compels us to look beyond appearances to find happiness. Finally, A Stitch in Time takes Cate and Henry and weaves a touching story of grief and loss, hope and reclamation. I enjoyed reading all three stories but Cate and Henry’s story was my favorite of the three novellas. If you enjoy touching, unaffected stories, The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is for you.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Last year I read The Fortune Cafe.  It is the first in the Tangerine Street Romances.  I enjoyed that book and its "novel in three parts".  When I saw that another set of stories was being written, I was excited to read it. The premise of this set of stories is similar to The Fortune Cafe.  The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is what ties all 3 stories together.  At some point all of the characters have interactions in the Shop. The first story introduces us to The Boardwalk Antiques Shop.  The story is well done in giving us the setting of these stories.  All of the stories could be read separately, but it is fun to have them tied together. Also, there is a glimpse in to The Fortune Cafe in the stories, where the characters eat there or order take out.  It is fun to have that connection in the book.  The authors have set up a wonderful little town in Seashell Beach and it is fun to jump in to this little beach side town and get to know the stores, the characters, and their stories. I hope there is more Tangerine Street Romance in the future! Warnings: None I would let my 17 year old read this book.
RachelD4 More than 1 year ago
"The Boardwalk Antiques Shop" is the second book in The Tangerine Street Romance series, but it can be read as a stand alone book. I really loved the first one (The Fortune Cafe) and this book was just as good.  There are 3 short stories with different characters and story lines; but they all tied together by being located in the same town and using The Boardwalk Antique Shop as a common location.  All the stories were romantic but clean, and were fun to read and kept my interest. The first story, Message in a Bottle, was my favorite.  Great light reading. Can't wait for more books about this fun beach town!  I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own. 
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
What a great book of 3 feel good clean romances! I loved all 3 of these stories it is a great companion to the Fortune Café. If you haven’t read that yet you should. I bought this book for my Mother for her 67th birthday. She finished it in a day and said she couldn’t put it down. She isn’t one to read that quickly that is more my thing! I enjoyed it just as much as she did. I love that although they are 3 separate stories they are all tied to the Antique Shoppe and I was glad that we got to read the story of the shop first. I hope there is a book 3 at some point that tells some more of the stories of this town. Although all 3 stories are short they feel complete and were all happy endings! If you enjoy feel good clean romance I highly recommend this book!