This holiday novella is set in Magnolia Bay, South
Carolina, by a popular Tracy Solheim.
September is a warm month on the beach, and a Navy SEAL
runs while getting some well-earned R and R. Andrew
or Drew, is idly thinking of girls in a one-night-stand
context, when he meets a stunning young lady called Jenna.
However she's busy supervising the safety of sea turtle
nests, and she doesn't have much time to think about men.
Even military ones, which she can recognise at fifty
having grown up around them. Jenna works with the Fish and
Game Department, though it doesn't say so on her bikini.
Drew is staying with his elderly godmother, Aunt Evie, and
in no time he spots that her callers are after the quirky
lady's money, for one cause or another. Evie is less
delicate than she appears and capable of making up her own
mind, but Drew is still concerned. And what exactly is
going on between these marine biologists, Jenna included?
I love the sea turtle hatchery which Jenna plans to
establish, bringing tourists and scientists alike to the
town and helping to save endangered Loggerheads. If she
get it off the ground, on a more personal note, her
will finally respect her and approve of her degree. Sadly
the bright, devoted naturalist ladies are sometimes easily
fooled by manipulative men, and Jenna's had a bad run of
those guys. While there's a vacancy in her life, I can
see how a SEAL who freaks out from post-combat stress
not be the wisest choice to fill it. Miss Evie is also
hiding a secret, and the more I saw of her the more I
her. So there is plenty of tension to keep the reader
as the story swings along via the beach to a Christmas
I love this adult romance and will be grabbing Tracy
works any time I see them. HOLIDAY AT MAGNOLIA BAY
suit me at any time of the year.
After a mission goes terribly wrong, ending in the death
a teammate, Navy Seal, Drew Lanham, is forced to take a
leave from active-duty. Retreating to his godmother’s
house in coastal Magnolia Bay, Drew plans to spend the
weeks R&R licking his wounds and catching some rays while
the nightmares from his failed op fade. The last thing he
wants to do is mingle with the locals. What he doesn’t
on is an early morning encounter with a goddess rising
the sea. His interest is piqued and his body put on alert
when he finds out that same woman may or may not be after
his godmother’s money.
Marine biologist, Jenna Huntley, has been searching her
whole life for a place to call home and Magnolia Bay is
place. Unfortunately, she’s underutilizing her education
giving tours at the town’s turtle rescue center. With the
help of an octogenarian patroness, she maps out a proposal
to develop a turtle hatchery on-site. Everything is going
planned until the older woman’s godson arrives. Suddenly,
nothing is as it seems and Jenna’s future is hanging in
balance, with a sexy warrior pulling all the strings. Her
natural tendency is to help the damaged hero, but she’s
sworn off letting military men in her life ever again.
Will Drew and Jenna be able to put their pasts behind them
and learn to trust their hearts long enough to enjoy their
Holiday at Magnolia Bay?