If for Any Reason

“Be passionate in other areas, but in matters of the heart, be mindful to use caution. Your heart isn’t something to give freely and without thought. It should be protected at all costs..”

I extend my sincere thanks to the author, Courtney Walsh, for sending me a copy of her book IF FOR ANY REASON. 

“Emily Ackerman has traveled the world, her constant compass, and companion a book of letters her mother left for her when she died. With no father in the picture, her mom’s advice has been her only true north. But when professional failure leads Emily back to Nantucket to renovate and sell the family cottage she inherited, she wonders if her mom left advice to cover this . . . especially when her grandmother arrives to “supervise.” And especially when her heart becomes entangled with Hollis McGuire, the boy next door-turned-baseball star who’s back on the island after a career-ending injury.

As sparks fly between her and Hollis, Emily is drawn to island life, even as she uncovers shocking secrets about the tragic accident that led to her mother’s death. With her world turned upside down, Emily must choose between allowing the voices from her past to guide her future or forging her path forward.”

What a fun book this was to read! I chose it after a tough week at work and I was hoping that it would be the perfect book to cure my blues. Spoiler alert: it cleared my blues and I fell right in sync with all of the characters in this story. 

Besides curing my blues, this book also gave me a glimpse of something that I am desperately missing- summer. IF FOR ANY REASON is set on Nantucket and Walsh’s writing style put me right there on the island- it was perfection!

I also loved how Emily would return to the letters that her mother had written her all those years ago when she needed advice on how to handle her life as it crumbled around her. There was just enough electricity between Emily and Hollis that had me swooning on multiple occasions.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a light storyline with just a touch of comforting predictability. 

IF FOR ANY REASON was released on February 3, 2020, and is available to order now!

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