Image of More Than Anything (A Magnolia Beach Novel)


Image of More Than Anything (A Magnolia Beach Novel)

The third book in Lang’s Magnolia Beach series continues to please, defly developing the romantic relationship while grounding the characters firmly in Magnolia Beach’s community. Lang honestly portrays the comforts and challenges of living in close-knit small towns, and her secondary characters are memorable without becoming focus-stealing caricatures. Declan and Shelby’s initially casual relationship deepens believably despite their ever-present awareness of its fast-approaching end date and the incompatibility of their life plans.

Small towns have long memories, and despite years of hard work and the careful management of her family’s marina, Shelby Tanner is still trying to live down her impulsive and reckless teenage years. However, she deeply impresses Declan Hyde, Magnolia Beach’s newest temporary resident, with her confidence and competence when his stranded boat needs rescuing in the middle of night. Unmoored, Declan has to scramble to overcome Shelby’s poor first impression of him and her wariness of a short-term fling. (BERKLEY, DEC., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Ana Coqui