Meri Hollis restores old homes, buildings and whatever she
can get her hands on. Meri comes from a great family,
dad, three brothers and her dear friend Alden. Meri is in
the process of restoring an old home. Meri is in love with
Peter and hopes to get engaged soon.
Meri never thought her birthday, would bring some big
changes in her life. Meri sits down to her birthday
and Gran surprises her with a box of her mother's things.
Her mother Laura had passed away four years ago. The
biggest shock is that Laura is not her biological mother.
Meri mind is about to explode with all this information.
The first person that she turns to is Alden. Alden has
been her rock since she was a small child. But Alden's
part in this mystery could be a bit more that Meri can
Shelly Noble's book BREAKWATER BAY has a great story line.
Don't know how many people could handle this kind of news
after thirty years. Noble describes Breakwater Bay as
a lovely community to grow up in, that little
home town, where every one knows every one. People are
always there to help you out.
Shelly Noble takes you through how a person would or could
this and deal with all the problems it would cause. You
get both angles of how an adopted person would seek out
their biology parents. But also not forgetting how your
adopted parents have always treated you as their own.
An abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and
awakening romance combine in Breakwater Bay, an engaging
story that echoes the flair, humor, and emotional depth of
Kristin Hannahâ€™s popular novels.
Preservationist Meri Hollis loves her latest project,
restoring one of Newportâ€™s forgotten Gilded Age mansions.
And with summer approaching, sheâ€™ll be able to spend more
time with her Gran on the Rhode Island shore. She has a
great job, a loving family and sheâ€™s pretty sure her
boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday.
But everything Meri believes about family, happiness, truth,
and love is shattered when her familyâ€™s darkest secret is
Thirty years before, Meriâ€™s neighbor and friend, Alden
Corrigan, took his fatherâ€™s dinghy out to fish. In a sudden
storm, he rushed to help a woman stranded on the breakwater.
She was just a girl . . . a very pregnant girl who
disappeared soon after they reached safetyâ€”but not before
she left behind a very special gift.
Now that the truth it out, life will change for everyone in
Breakwater Bay, and Meri and Alden will have to make
decisions that could insure their future together . . . or
separate them for good.