The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven

The Beach House

Bestselling author Georgia Bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand. Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all. After you’ve given your baby to strangers, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?Fourteen years ago, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, pregnant and ...

Details The Beach House

TitleThe Beach House
Release DateMay 16th, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreFiction, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews The Beach House

  • Leah
    Summer reading should always include a book with the beach on the cover. Just maybe not this one. Parts were interesting and affecting as Melinda is reunited with the daughter she was forced to give up for adoption as a teenager, but the ending is so rushed and unbelievable that I kept thinking there had to be more explanation. If you're not looking for anything too deep, go for it and enjoy it on the beach, but if rapid conclusions tied up with ...
  • Yvonne
    Melinda Campbell made the most difficult decision of her life – as a teenager she gave her baby up for adoption to protect her child. As an adult, Melinda more than regrets her choice and wants nothing more than to have her daughter be a part of her life again. She knows that can’t happen, but it doesn’t stop her from wanting it.Melinda thought, if nothing else, she was giving her child to a loving family. It may have started out that way, ...
  • Kelly
    Picked this up at a used book store while on vacation. The cover screamed irresistible summer read. I really thought this would be an emotional intense read but with super payoff for HEA in the end. It was really just empty and rushed at the end. The author never developed Jeremy and Melinda’s connection nor that of Melinda and her daughter. The book moves Along without any real character development. The same goes for the back story. I wanted ...
  • Phyllis Krall
    Melinda Campbell never stops remembering the little baby she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. Everything she did at the time was to protect her daughter from the hands of an evil grandfather. One day she gets word that her daughter Shiloh wants to meet her. Arrangements have been made for Melinda to stay in a beach house in Santa Cruz by Shiloh's adoptive father Jeremy. From the moment she finally meets her daughter and Jeremy, her l...
  • Lesley
    I have really enjoyed this's light, with excellently woven stories, and this book was no exception although a single story instead of the multiples of the first 3 books.As a huge fan of recurring characters in book series, I have enjoyed getting to know the characters better in each successive book.Recommended series.
  • lmv
    A good, 1-day read facilitated by a long plane ride. The story is fairly predictable, but told in a compelling way with flashbacks that felt purposeful rather than forced.
  • Bunny
    Tedious.If you are looking for a simple and obvious romance, this could be it. Personally, I didn't find anything to recommend the characters or the plot! The male love interest sure wouldn't do it for me: too much anger, and who believes that would change. Check out Susan Mallory for flippant, feminist fun, or Susan Wiggs for thoughtfully developed characters and compelling plots.
  • Alyssa
    Heartwarming and riveting, I was sad when I turned that last page. I cannot imagine the pain of giving my child away, and this was something that interested me immensely. I know people who have given their child up for adoption and I have always admired. This story was interesting because it gave all three perspectives, the birth mother, the adoptive father, and the little girl. Each has powerful feelings about the adoption and they are completel...
  • Patty
    The Beach House: Coming HomeByGeorgia BockovenWhat it's all about...Melinda has led a sad life...she grew up poor, her father died because he worked in coal mines and her mother spent most of her time just trying to keep the two of them fed. When Melinda has a baby at 16...she has no choice but to give her baby girl away. The baby's father...Daniel...had an explosive relationship with his father and Melinda wanted to keep her baby away from that ...
  • Mary
    2017-05-18 love this series. It makes me want to rent a little beach house and smell that salty air. I live in the San Francisco bay area so I know all about the area in the book. Even if I didn’t, I would still feel that I did with this wonderful writing.Melinda has never forgotten the baby she gave up when she was 16. Now, 13 years later, the adoptive father Jeremy, has contacted her about seeing her daughter Sh...
  • Meg's
    Thank you to Goodreads and Harper Collins Publishers for sending me a copy of this book. This is a wonderful "Beach" book. The characters are very relevant and relatable. Nearly everyone has a back story. The darker characters get just enough ink, so you understand how they have impacted the others - to make choices and decisions. I appreciate that most of the women in this book are strong and resourceful, as well as compassionate and supportive....
  • Maryann Fox
    I loved this book by one of my favorite authors. The Beach House Coming Home is another in the Beach House series.This is the story of Melinda Campbell who gave up her daughter for adoption at birth when she was a teen mother and financially unable to care for her. That isn't the only reason she gave her baby up- it was for her to have a better life and to protect her.13 years later she gets to meet Shiloh the daughter she gave up for adoption wh...
  • Kiki Z
    It's easy to read, I'll give it that. But it's a total beach read, nothing substantial to it. The plot is basic and contains very little characters, and the summary gives just about anything away. Totally fine if that's what you want, but that's not what I was looking for. There's too much fluff for what the plot line was, and it just seems like nothing was really happening. Add to that drama by the estranged wife, and I just couldn't handle it. ...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    FirstLine ~ El Nino teased the California coast, promising weeks of rain, but delivering just enough to keep hope alive. This book is emotional read that captures the attention and keeps the reader engaged until the very end. I have loved this series from the start and this book was a great installation. There is a lot of depth in this book...there are tears of heartbreak and joy. You will be rooting for the characters and will love ...
  • Margie
    Being back at the beach house was wonderful! This is a great series. You can read this one alone, but the back story is great and worth reading. I really liked the characters in this book. I wanted them to work everything out and be happy together. It pulled at my heart to see them struggle and figure out their relationships.The ending is everything you would want it to be and more! I hope if there is another one in this series and we will see th...
  • Pat
    This the 4th in the series about the Beach House. It centers around the people who rent the beach house each summer. A mother is reunited with the daughter that she gave up for adoption 12 years ago. Covers the difficulty of a parent allowing his child to meet with her biological mother while dealing with a serious illness. Although I feel like the author tied up things a little too unbelievably, she still is one of my favorite authors.
  • Michelle Bolton
    I really enjoyed reading this book. Melinda gave her child up for adoption when she was a teenager to protect her. This story delves in to the emotions of giving up your child for adoption, the emotions of being given up for adoption and the emotions of the adoptive father fearing losing his place in his daughter's life. The setting at the beach house was the perfect place to let the world stop and focus on building relationships. I loved the rel...
  • Debbie
    A sweet and quick read that deals with adoption issues revolving around a teenager who decides to find her birth mother and learn why she gave her up after her adoptive mother also deserts the family. Her adoptive dad is an amazing guy but not too sure about the idea. I love the beach house stories and how the house ties many people together.
  • Janet Friesner
    Took me a chapter or two to figure out where this story was going but from then on I thought is was extremely good and finished the whole book yesterday. Story of a young woman who gave up her baby for adoption at the age of 16 to protect the child from an evil grandfather who seemed to own the mining town in the hills of Kentucky. Sad and compelling. Good read.
  • Kat
    she gave her baby up for adoption so the grandfather wouldnt take her. the dad died in a car accident. her parents both died. the baby got lupus. her father found the birth mother and brought her into the girls life after the adoptive mother abandoned both of them. the father and birth mother fell in love
  • Gina
    This was a quick and easy beach read. The main character seemed underdeveloped. Right when the love story began, the book ended. I was hoping there would be more to the ending than there was. It seemed a little unrealistic that the child would accept her birth mother back into her life so seamlessly. Just a so-so book.
  • Angela
    After the lovely The Beach House, I thought this book would also be charming. Nope. The book should have been a novella, it!s low on substance.And the author never misses an opportunity to reinforce that Melinda grew up poor. We get it! Her mother walked in the bitter cold so she wouldn’t have ro buy gas. Everyone dressed in secondhand clothes! Enough!
  • Mary C
    One day to read a book, that's more like it. I finally had a blustery day to sit and read and this book was perfect. The story had great characters and developed quickly, it was nice to read about the beach house that we have been waiting to read more about. Good book.
  • Josefa Wann
    Is nice to read about the location of the Beach House since I'm somewhat familiar with it. I liked the preview of the book, but I was a little let down with the story. I thought it was too hurried and especially the ending was like an after thought.
  • Lynn Obrey-Banducci
    An absolutely fabulous book that kept me up. I really didn't want it to end. You really love the characters in in this book and feel their emotions. Now I have to read her other books she's written. Two thumbs up
  • Connie
    3.5 Stars! Won an advance copy in a Goodreads giveaway, thank you!! My first book by Georgia Bockoven; I'll be looking at others from this author. A great summer read. I didn't realize there were other books in this series, even so, this read well as a stand alone title.
  • Tina Miller
    A good conclusion for the series and one of the best main stories of the series.
  • Jane
    Love the books in this series. This one was no exception.
  • Claudine Suor
    Had a predictable ending - but a lovely story
  • Ellen Maag
    This was an OK book. Don't think the author knew to much about Lupus