Winter at the Beach

Winter at the Beach

by Sheila Roberts

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ISBN-13: 9781488082139
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: A Moonlight Harbor Novel , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 2,533
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have been published in several languages. Her book, Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009. Her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas, was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network and her novel, The Nine Lives of Christmas, was made into a movie for Hallmark . You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (

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Winter at the Beach 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Osessivereader1 6 months ago
I have read every book Ms. Roberts has written and I always looked forward to the latest one. However, I literally had to force myself to finish this book. Too many characters, which is not unusual. The story plot was too similar to the first book and very boring. Makes the main character look like an indecisive, "Poor pitiful me" woman. Just very disappointed in this book .
ethel55 8 months ago
As the off season approaches, there are new worries for the Jenna, the new owner of her great aunt's Driftwood Inn. Now a part of the town's business community, she suggests a winter festival at the beach, to be held right before Christmas. The groupon deals and activities are quickly planned, but Mother Nature has her own way of leaving a stamp on these events. I liked how the town came together to help house people during the storm. And the very idea of the Inn helps bring new faces to Moonlight Harbor to add drama and depth to the story.
SheilaDeeth 10 months ago
Christmas is approaching in Sheila Roberts’ Winter at the Beach, making it a perfect read for the season, with its enticing blend of sand and sea with winter snow. If you haven’t always wondered what happens at the seaside when the season’s done, you’ll still be delighted to learn. Though whether you’ll want to visit Santa on a snowy beach may still be in doubt. Characters from this and other series’ weave naturally into this tale, and their very human concerns blend smoothly with the community spirit of a Christmas vacation. Life is not perfect here, or in any of the families involved. But life is never perfectly broken either, and the author, through her characters, offers haunting touches of wisdom, the gentle persuasion of situation and need, and the promise of true love. Not quite romance, not quite adventure, not quite road-trip, Winter at the Beach weaves several stories into one warm tapestry, the perfect reading blanket for a cold winter’s day. It leaves me wanting to read more, but perfectly satisfied with a conclusion well reached. Like a vacation at a good seaside B&B, it introduces me to strangers, lets me share their lives, and promises all will be okay, even if all might never quite be well. Heartwarming, honestly soul-searching, and vividly real. Disclosure: I was given a copy and I offer my honest review.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved it, a cozy read!
Shelby_Mead 11 months ago
Winter at the Beach is SO good! I absolutely loved every single page. Sheila Roberts writes her character in such an expert way that you just want to be wherever they are. In this instance that place is the beach. And as Jenna always says, life is good at the beach! In this latest installment we get to experience winter and the holidays at the beach with all of our favorite people: Aunt Edie, Jenna, Celeste, Brody, Seth, Sabrina... But we're also introduced to a pretty engaging and totally loveable new cast of characters who make life at the beach that much more fun. So sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy a little staycation at the beach. In the meantime, I'll just be sitting here impatiently awaiting the next book in this series!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I finished reading Winter at the Beach by Sheila Roberts just this weekend. As usual, Ms. Roberts has the ability to take a sometimes-sad story and see the humor in the situation. This one is no different. This is the second in a new series for Ms. Roberts which is set on the Pacific northwest coast in the fictional town of Moonlight Harbor. In this book, we again meet the characters from the last book, Jenna Jones, her teenaged daughter, Sabrina, and Jenna’s Aunt Edie, whom they now live with. There are two semi-permanent residents of The Driftwood Inn. Pete, Aunt Edie’s sometimes handyman but mostly moocher. And Seth, who owns his own business, but is willing the chip in and help around the inn when needed. Then there’s a collection of colorful townspeople. To top it all off, we have several visitors at the inn, but then I’m getting ahead of myself! This story opens with Jenna going to a chamber of commerce meeting and suggesting that the town hold a winter festival the weekend before Christmas in order to attract visitors in a typically slow time during the off-season. This idea is met with skepticism from Susan who can see no reason to support this idea, making her a huge “Nervous Nelly.” But most of the members support the idea and put Jenna in charge. Jenna gets down to business of planning the most perfect festival for the town and of course The Driftwood Inn. Of course, anything that can go wrong most likely will but with Ms. Robert’s somewhat warped sense of humor. Before the festival begins, we meet the would-be guests at their homes as they make their plans to go to the beach for the festival. The inn fills up for the festival and Jenna is delighted. Jenna still has two men vying for her attention, local realtor, Brody Green and sometimes handyman, Seth. Or not, especially in the case of the latter. As always with all of Ms. Robert’s books, she had me laughing throughout at the characters antics. I think you will too! You can read more about this book at In the interest of full disclosure, I'm part of Ms. Roberts's street team. I got this book for free from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This was written with heart! Great story line and characters. Truly a Sheila Robert's great book that I truly enjoyed!
danlovesmary 11 months ago
WINTER AT THE BEACH, by Sheila Roberts, is the second in her new series set on the Washington coast in the fictional town of Moonlight Harbor. While it can absolutely be read and greatly enjoyed as a stand-alone novel, I urge reading book #1 as well ... because ... ITS SHEILA ROBERTS ... a guaranteed happily-ever-after in every one of her books! WINTER AT THE BEACH is jam-packed with funny, relatable characters in completely “normal” circumstances that - in the skillful hands of this masterful storyteller - will have the reader fully immersed in the action from page one. A howling winter storm swirling into a tourist-filled beach town the weekend before Christmas wouldn’t be high on anyone’s list of things to look forward to. Home baked cookies, motel rooms with orange shag carpet, gas-powered generators, families separated by strong emotions and storm closed roads, young love, old love ... what a fun book! ... and topped off with great looking recipes in the back of the book ... WINTER AT THE BEACH had me grinning, laughing out loud, wiping away tears of sadness, and kept me guessing. In classic Sheila Roberts style, happy endings come in many ways; some come as a complete surprise and some come with the heartwarming outcome we’re all rooting for. “Life’s good at the beach” ... a visit to Moonlight Harbor, Washington was a great way to kick off the holiday season! I won’t be surprised to see WINTER AT THE BEACH show up as a wonderful holiday TV movie next year!
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GailHollingsworth 12 months ago
Sheila Roberts has gotten her Moonlight Harbor series off to a great start with the first two, Welcome to Moonlight Harbor and now, Winter at the Beach. What's not to love about a beach setting? You feel like you're there and no sand on your feet to bring in the house! I'm enjoying getting to know the characters and feeling like they are friends. Each one brings a different element and viewpoint to the story. Summertime at the beach is very profitable for the Moonlight Harbor entrepreneurs and community, but winter is a different story. Jenna Jones runs the Driftwood Inn at the beach but there's hardly anyone booking rooms during the winter season. How is she and her aunt going to pay the bills with no money coming in! As a member of the Chamber of Commerce she comes up with the idea of a winter festival to bring in crowds like the one held in Icicle Falls. What could possibly go wrong? Can we say lots of things? Sheila Roberts never disappoints. Each one she's written is different and very entertaining with enough humor and romance to keep me interested. You can't go wrong with any of her novels, especially this one! I'm looking forward to the next one as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.
patriciagreco 12 months ago
Winter at the beach This book is the second in the series of Moonlight Harbor. It has the same great characters Jenna, Aunt Edie, Sabrina, Seth, Pete, Brody and more. There are also new characters that come to light due to the festival storm that hits their little town and creates all kinds of havoc. Sheila Roberts knows how to get these characters into your heart like no other author I’ve read. The characters come to life right off the pages. I know who I want Jenna to choose as a partner but for now Sheila Roberts has us all hanging on until that comes out in a future book. This book and series is a must read. You won’t regret reading this series at all! I am going to be impatiently waiting for the next book.
poohbearPA More than 1 year ago
Ok first off....this book should have 10 stars. I LOVED this story. Sheila has really done a FABULOUS job on this book. Ok, Winter At The Beach is the 2nd in the Moonlight Harbor series. (Welcome to Moonlight Harbor is equally great) Jenna (was also in the 1st book) has got Aunt Edie’s hôtel up and running, she’s trying to find a way to get more guests to come to the beach for Christmas. They (all the shop owners in Moonlight Harbor) plan to have a festival and they also put out groupons to get people interested in coming. So the hotel gets full reservations and Jenna can’t be happier....until disaster strikes. A huge storm is predicted to show up on the day of the festival. (they are having a parade) Now I want to talk about o few of the characters. This book had some tear jerking spots in it, but in a good way. They have a women that shows up with her husband and daughter. Taylor is her name and Greg is her husband. Taylor for most of the book is in a very, very bad mood. She’s very angry at her husband....because he quit his job and they are sinking...but he won’t give up on his dream of building his own business. Taylor is on this trip with her sister, her sisters husband and two boys. Sarah, the sister paid for the trip....because Tay doesn’t have any money...which she blames her husband for. They also get a couple that are spending their anniversary at the beach. Kay is the women, she has uterine cancer and is very week (doing chemo) and her husband is very concerned about her, for good reason, and so he tried to plan this great trip at the coast. Well, they have a storm brewing. The storm hits and the festival is a wash. Everyone wants to check out of Jenna’s hotel and go home, she checks then out, they leave. Then a short while later they all start to return and ask for the room back,...but why? Well turns out there’s a tree down across the road, which is the only way out of moonlight harbor. Great, now everyone is stuck....with the loving Taylor....not. Then the storm knock out the power...oh great, what now....well I’m not telling, you’ll have to read it. Trust me, you will NOT regret getting this book. This book was actually really special to me....with all the different people and attitudes....some that you’d think would be crabby and miserable are actually the happy cheery ones. Then you’ve got other characters that are just extremely crabby to everyone for a very little reason. This book points out that no matter what your going through there’s always someone else that’s either went through it too or they’ve been through way worse. I really LOVED this book. A great way to get into the Christmas spirit and it’ll put you in the mood for baking. Enjoy!!!! :))
Pearl39771 More than 1 year ago
Sheila Roberts second book in her MOONLIGHT HARBOR series titled, WINTER AT THE BEACH, starts with Jenna Jones. She is starting a new life for herself and her teen daughter in a small ocean town. She is helping her aunt run an older motel as a manager while she also learns to manage her own life. She heads up a new holiday town tradition of a Christmas parade and festival to bring more business to a town that needs more ideas for year-round revenue. All starts off well till a storm disrupts the parade, the power, and all exits out of town. The wind and rain may be blowing outside but, we come to see that some of the visitors also have personal storms to overcome too. Sheila Roberts has written another great book with all her characters weaving into the fabric of the series. You hope that you will be meeting them again in future MOONLIGHT HARBOR books! I enjoyed this new book from beginning to end and highly recommend it. It’s a great imaginary escape to the ocean without getting sand in your shoes!
Melindasoo More than 1 year ago
Sheila has gone and done it again! Wow! Winter at the Beach is the perfect Christmas lesson for everyone. Remembering what’s important and what really matters in life. We all have our share of problems but if you have family and good friends all is not so bad. Jenna is running her Great Aunt Edie's Driftwood Inn at Moonlight Harbor. So many changes over the last year has brought Jenna and her 14 year old daughter to the beach. Jenna is new to running an Inn and has to find a way to survive the winter months at Moonlight Harbor. So she decides to put on a Festival. Santa in the Sand. No down time for her at the beach. Planning a festival to bring in the tourists was the perfect idea. Put plans go awry and sometimes in a big way. But with two hunky men to help her out and a team of community members, what could go wrong? This book had me in stitches and had me thinking about my own problems, which seems overwhelming at time, and I think about my family and how I’m so blessed to have them close by. I visit Ocean Shores, WA near where I live, and this book reminds me of that small town beach feel and brings it to life. Sheila has a way of taking an entire town, bringing everybody together and gives you the feeling of being part of a tight knit community where neighbors are helping neighbors. I strongly urge you to pick up this book for Christmas. It will put you in the Christmas spirit and get you ready for the holidays!