Willa Lakey’s life revolves around her coffee shop Bean There and her family. Sean O’Malley is a photojournalist whose job takes him away from home for long periods of time. They’ll find themselves facing separations, family tragedy, and illness. A WALK ALONG THE BEACH will bring these two people closer to true love.
Debbie Macomber’s A WALK ALONG THE BEACH is emotional and heartbreaking. She’ll tug of your heartstrings with a story that is inspired by the death of a good friend. A look into the struggle of a family dealing with the after and current effects of what life with cancer can do to a family. These characters are very well written and come from a place of love of a best friend. You’ll cry and smile along the way as you get a look at a couple who face adversity and come out stronger when they come together.
Two sisters must learn from each other’s strengths and trust in the redeeming power of love in a touching new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
The Lakey sisters are perfect opposites. After their mother died and their father was lost in grief, Willa had no choice but to raise her sister, Harper, and their brother, Lucas. Then, as an adult, she put her own life on hold to nurse Harper through a terrifying illness. Now that Harper is better and the sisters are living as roommates, Willa has realized her dream of running her own bakery and coffee shop, bringing her special brand of caretaking to the whole Oceanside community.
Harper, on the other hand, is always on the go. Overcoming a terrible illness has given her a new lease on life, and she does not intend to waste it. When Harper announces her plan to summit Mount Rainier, Willa fears she may be pushing herself too far. Harper, for her part, urges Willa to stop worrying and do something outside of her comfort zone—like taking a chance on love with a handsome new customer.
Sean O’Malley is as charming as he is intriguing—a freelance photographer whose assignments take him to the ends of the earth. Soon Willa’s falling for him in a way that is both exciting and terrifying. But life has taught Willa to hedge her bets, and she wonders whether the potential heartache is worth the risk.
Life has more challenges in store for them all. But both sisters will discover that even in the darkest moments, family is everything.