Surf Smugglers (The Legacy of Sunset Cove #3) by Melody Carlson

Surf Smugglers (The Legacy of Sunset Cove #3)

In the summer of 1917, US troops join the allied forces in the Great War. Back in Sunset Cove, Oregon, other battles wage. Anna McDowell continues to fight old fashioned stereotypes as she runs a newspaper committed to truth. Despite opposition, she’s determined to expose ongoing rum-running and prohibition lawlessness. Adding to Anna’s frustrations, her good friend Dr. Daniel seems to run hot and cold. He loves Oregon, and maybe Anna too, bu...

Details Surf Smugglers (The Legacy of Sunset Cove #3)

TitleSurf Smugglers (The Legacy of Sunset Cove #3)
Release DateAug 15th, 2019
PublisherWhiteFire Publishing
GenreChristian, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance

Reviews Surf Smugglers (The Legacy of Sunset Cove #3)

  • Jeanie
    I was delighted to return to Sunset Cove, Oregon for this 3rd in The Legacy of Sunset Cove series by Melody Carlson. Reading about the McDowell Family and their friends is like going to spend time with old friends! This time, Anna McDowell, her daughter Katy, and parents Mac and Lucille face the days of the US passing the Selective Service Act as the US enters The Great War in Europe as well as ongoing home front challenges. The characters are th...
  • Julia
    Surf Smugglers by Melody Carlson is a fantastic historical romance and the third book in the Legacy Of Sunset Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone.I loved returning to familiar faces. The year is 1917 and the war that was far away overseas has finally caught up with the American people as the draft is introduced. It is a difficult time waving young men off to war. The patriotic American spirit is alive for all to see.There is a strong fem...
  • Phyllis
    More adventure on the Oregon CoastIt seems there aren't as many books about the time surrounding World War I as there are for World War II. And of those, fewer that take place here in the United States.I enjoyed seeing this coastal town in Oregon at the beginning of our involvement in the Great War. In Surf Smugglers, the town continued to have problems with rum running and it was dealt with a little. Bigger issues were prejudice, lack of adequat...
  • Kristina
    Surf Smugglers by Melody Carlson is the third novel The Legacy of Sunset Cove series. This series needs to be read in order as each book builds upon the previous one. It is May of 1917 in Sunset Cove, Oregon where Anna McDowell is the editor-in-chief of Sunset Times. Her father, Mac is doing recovering nicely from his stroke and Anna’s daughter, Katy is busy with Kathleen’s Dress Shop. Katy is still dating Jim Stafford, a newspaper reporter a...
  • MJSH
    This is the third book in Melody Carlson’s The Legacy of Sunset Cove series and the three books should be read in order since the sequels start off immediately where the previous book ends. This book follows the lives of Anna and her daughter Katy as Anna continues on as the chief of the town’s newspaper and Katy works as the owner of a dress shop in the small Oregonian coastal town of Sunset Cove. Rum running in 1917 is still rampant in Suns...
  • Carol Keen
    This is book three of this series. I loved how it tied in, but can be alone if it must. Personally, I think this one needs to be read in the order of the series. Bootlegging, Doctors/Medical care, prejudice, war, and forgiveness are all included in this book. Anna had some major things to deal with in this book. Katy's relationships are also blooming and so many shifts and changes are happening in the lives of this town and these characters, well...
  • Chautona Havig
    Why I Recommend a Book That Wasn’t a FavoriteWhen I read Harbor Secrets, I really enjoyed the time period, the storyline, and the characters. Those same things ring true for Surf Smugglers. However, my overall enjoyment of the book wasn’t as strong. There are two likely reasons for this.Either I needed to read the middle book, Riptide Rumors (which I intend to do, by the way… the hints I got about it from this book make me anxious to get to...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    3.5 StarsSURF SMUGGLERS is the third book in Carlson's series set in a cozy coastal Oregon town. Readers will enjoy finding out what is going on in these characters' lives as they face rum-running during prohibition, as the United States joins WWII, and as they search for their own happily-ever-afters. Recommended to inspirational and general historical fiction fans.I somehow missed the second book in this series after reading the first, but the ...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    Melody Carlson has been one of my favorite authors since I was in high school. I was excited when I had the privilege of reading one of her newest books, Surf Smugglers. What I didn't realize until after I've started was that this is actually book three in the Legacy of Sunset Cove series. While the book does refer to events that occurred in the prior books, I never felt lost or confused.I enjoyed learning about Oregon history in 1917. The state ...
  • Tabitha Bouldin
    The third book in Melody Carlson’s Legacy of Sunset Cove series brings a few new characters and some new obstacles.Katy is now all grown up and running her own dress shop, but she still has the impetuousness of youth. Without thought to the consequences, she invites Sarah Rose to live in Sunset Cove. When faced with the possibility she might have put Sarah Rose in harms way, Katy’s reaction is indignant. It seems impossible to her that the pe...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Melody Carlson’s Sunset Cove series is one you will definitely want to read in order as Anna McDowell and her family star prominently in each book. Surf Smugglers (book three) takes readers to the brink of America joining World War I, the age of prohibition, and tense racial relations.Through Anna and her daughter Katy’s perspectives, readers feel the uncertainty and changes of a world at war, the tensions around racial prejudices, and the cr...
  • Maureen Timerman
    This is the third book in this series that I have enjoyed, and yes, they can be read alone, but we are continuing on in the lives of this newspaper family.With this book, the War in Europe is becoming real for these people, along with the crime of bootlegging. This book does touch on a lot of different subjects, including prejudice.Coming and enjoy another installment at Sunset Cove Oregon, you won’t be disappointed!I received this book through...
  • Marguerite Gray
    I love dialogue. Melody Carlson has crafted a surplus of riveting dialogue is Surf Smugglers to satisfy my craving and interest. The pages are full of interaction between the characters through their words as well as their deeds. The dialogue holds the story together as it drives the plot forward.Also, I always enjoy a novel full of history where I learn new things or rediscover facts I had forgotten. This novel confronts the issues of war, race,...
  • Sarah
    Although this is likely not a series that I would necessarily gravitate toward on my own, I am glad that I have had the opportunity to read and review each of the three books thus far. Ordinarily, I prefer action and some mystery or suspense when reading fiction, and while there is arguably a bit of this in the Legacy of Sunset Cove series, the true foundation is built on relationships and people. In the first book, I admittedly had a somewhat di...
  • Erin
    My Thoughts on Surf Smugglers:I have read the first two books so I was really looking forward to continuing the story in Surf Smugglers. I’ve fallen in love with Anna and her family. Even after reading this book I can’t wait for the next book because they left me hanging as to what will happen next and what will come for the ending. This book sees the introduction of race and the role it played during the pre and early days of American involv...
  • Nyla
    Surf Smugglers is Book 3 in Melody Carlson’s series “The Legacy of Sunset Cove.” It can easily be read as a stand alone, but it would be much better if you read the first two books in the series first. This book is utterly captivating.Author Carlson has published over 200 books and her style of writing is flawless. Characters are so realistic they practically jump off of the pages. It is easy to become friends with them and imagine their li...
  • Patti Whitson Stephenson
    I am enjoying this “The Legacy of Sunset Cove” series by Melody Carlson and following the story of the McDowell family. This book is the third book in the series and, to this point, it’s my favorite one. You can certainly read this book on its own and easily follow the story, but I’d recommend reading the books in order if possible.This part of the McDowell’s family story takes place just as the United States is entering World War 1. As...
  • Betti
    It’s 1917 and the Great War is still in progress. However, the Selective Service Act has now been passed. Sunset Cove, on the Oregon coast, is no different than any other small town - those between the ages of 21 and 30 were required to register for military service. Suddenly jobs that have been filled by capable young men are available, young ladies are lost without their boyfriends, and weddings are being planned in a hurry. Those not of cons...
  • Patti Pierce
    Surf Smugglers continues the story of Anna, Katy, Anna’s parents and other familiar characters from the earlier books. It continues the story of a small community on the Oregon coast. Including the effects of a world war, racial tensions, romance and more, I could not put this book down. It definitely is worth reading.Having read all the books in the series, I was glad to have the opportunity to read and review this story. From the very beginni...
  • Alyssa
    This was such a beautiful and powerful historical romance story. I haven't read any of the previous books in this series but I was pleasently surprised to not feel lost. I'm sure I would have gotten a little more out of the story if I had read the others first, but it wasn't necessary. Now that I read and loved this one, I will be going back and reading the others too. This book was very well written and drew me into this story from the begining....
  • Jennifer J.
    Surf Smugglers continues the Legacy of Sunset Cove series with enough backstory to enable the reader to enjoy this volume as a standalone. Social concerns fill this novel as the residents of the scenic Sunset Cove gear up for America’s entry into WW1, face racial prejudice and gender bias while continuing to struggle against illegal alcohol trade along the coast. Mix in some sweet romance and this one adds up to another winner for author Melody...
  • Virginia Winfield
    This is the third book in this series and it would be smart and enjoyable if you read all three books in order. You should read at least one other book in the series since these have the same main characters throughout the series. I loved how they brought in WWI, rum running and rights for all people. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
  • Donna C
    What I think you should know:Surf Smugglers is The Legacy of Sunset Cove Book Three. This could be your first book in the series but to completely enjoy this story you need to have read the first two stories in the series. We pick up the story after Surf Smugglers, it is the summer of 1917 and the US has joined the war in Europe. While it all seems a world away from Sunset Cove, Sunset Cove is changing too. What you might want to know: This book ...
  • Jane
    I enjoyed Surf Smugglers as much as I enjoyed the previous two books in The Legacy of Sunset Cover series. Set in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900’s, the books combine historical fiction and clean romance into enjoyable storylines. Melody Carlson is a prolific author with many interests and a wide knowledge base which is evident in her books. Surf Smugglers continues the story of growing love between Katy and JIm and between Anna and Dan...
  • Connie Carpenter
    I am so sad that there will be only one more book in the series! I have read the other two and I feel like these characters have become friends. I would read each book that has previously been published so that you get the full effect. In this book, It's 1917 and America is no longer neutral in the Great War. The selective service act has been passed - how will it affect the Sunset Cove residents? Jobs that have been previously filled by men - ar...
  • Amy
    Surf Smugglers is the third installment from Melody Carlson’s series, The Legacy of Sunset Cove. I have not read the first two books of the series and feel that this one can be read as a stand alone. It begins in the summer of 1917 when the United States enters the Great War. I enjoyed Surf Smugglers. There is a lot covered in this book, such as, bootlegging, prejudice, racism, and war. I loved the beautiful setting of Sunset Cove in the state ...