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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778325296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778325291
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,968,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

New York PR exec Hannah Mathews is in remission from the same disease that claimed her mother's life months before: breast cancer. She heads south in an attempt to persuade her 85-year-old grandma, Jenny, to sell the Seaview Inn, the Florida Keys resort owned by her family for decades, and move into a retirement home. Spry and headstrong, Grandma Jenny isn't ready to be put out to pasture, intending to spruce up the inn and reopen for business. Hannah's daughter, Kelsey, turns up pregnant; she plans to drop out of college, live at Seaview and put her baby up for adoption. Surgeon Luke Stevens, Hannah's high school crush, shows up shortly thereafter, fresh from a stint in war-torn Iraq and carrying his own set of emotional baggage. A seasoned romance novelist of more than 100 titles, Woods is a master heartstring puller, and her endearingly flawed characters deal with their plethora of problems in a predictable but satisfying manner. (Mar.)
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From Booklist

Hannah survives her mastectomy but wonders if she can survive her family. A single mother and high-powered New York public relations dynamo, she left tiny Seaview Key off the Florida coast after college and never looked back. Now she finds herself at the family inn trying to talk her 85-year-old grandmother into retiring after Hannah’s mother’s death from breast cancer. To make matters even more complicated, Hannah’s 20-year-old daughter leaves college and joins her because she is pregnant. What’s a woman do with such a mess? Why not take up with her high-school crush? Of course, Luke has his own problems. Injured in Iraq, he returns home to find that his wife has left him for his medical practice partner, and his young children treat him like a stranger. As Hannah and Luke learn to take each day one at a time as love and hope bloom, Woods imbues her characters with determination and humanity, deftly shedding light on real-life dramas. --Patty Engelmann

More About the Author

With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. She's also especially partial to small towns wherever they may be. In Amazing Gracie, as in her later Trinity Harbor series, Woods creates a fictional version of the town where she spends summers on the shores of the Potomac River. "This town just lends itself to fascinating characters and a charming locale," she says.

A member of Novelists Inc., Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America, Sherryl divides her time between her childhood summer home overlooking the Potomac River in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and her oceanfront home with its lighthouse view, in Key Biscayne, Florida. "Wherever I am, if there's no water in sight, I get a little antsy," she says.

Sherryl also loves hearing from readers. You can join her at her blog, www.justbetweenfriendsblog.com, visit her Web site at www.sherrylwoods.com or contact her directly at Sherryl703@gmail.com.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on February 29, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Hanna Mathews is one tough woman. She prides herself as being able to do it all. She has survived breast cancer and is a single mother with a daughter in college. But now things are getting to be too much.

Hanna recently lost her own mother to cancer. After her mother's death, she decides to go persuade Jenny, her eighty-five-year-old grandmother, to sell the Seaview Inn and go into a retirement home. She takes two weeks off work to go to Seaview Key. Then grandma talks her into doing renovations to the Inn. As if that's not enough work for her, she gets a call that her daughter is coming home from college-and she's pregnant.

One day Luke Stevens shows up at Seaview Key, and now Hanna has to deal with an old crush as well. Luke feels like the place was home twenty years ago and needs to be there to clear his head. But Luke has some issues as well. He was in Iraq, his wife left him for his best friend, his kids are mad at him for leaving, and he has a bum leg. While he is helping to do renovations at the Inn, he finds himself falling in love with Hanna as well as his old hometown.

Grandma Jenny might be old but she's feisty and sees things that others don't. She is having help to get the renovations done and the Inn up and running again. And with a little push maybe she can get two people to see things for what they are.

Hanna and Luke are learning it feels good to be home. People call you by your name and know you, unlike in the city where you are just another passerby. Plus there are the perks of the peace and quiet and those strolls on the beach-and don't forget the memories of sitting on the porch, enjoying the breeze and hanging out.

Luke and Hanna are trying to get their lives on track. The flirting has started and it could be love.

Armchair Interviews says: A sweet love story.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ratmammy VINE VOICE on April 12, 2008
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SEAVIEW INN by Sherryl Woods
Rating *** ½ (3.5/5 Stars)

April 12, 2008

This reviewer has wanted to read a book by Sherryl Woods for quite some time, and now got the chance to review SEAVIEW INN, Woods' latest novel for Harlequin's Mira imprint. A pleasant surprise, the story was filled with a number of interesting characters that shared nearly equally billing with the main character, Hannah Matthews. While in some novels too many characters can overwhelm a reader, in SEAVIEW INN there is no such problem. The length of the book allowed the author to create a number of vital characters that were pivotal to the plot without fashioning them into flat one-dimensional people whose only purpose was to add to the story line. Each character was as well rounded and real and absorbing enough to sustain interest for the reader.

SEAVIEW INN revolves around Hannah Matthews, a single mom who is in remission from breast cancer. Her mother had just died from the same disease, and it's not surprising that Hannah is a little scared, wondering if the cancer is going to reappear just like it did for her mother.

Besides dealing with cancer, Hannah needs to take care of her elderly grandmother. Grandma Jenny is getting on in years, and Hannah believes that Grandma needs to be placed into a home where people can look out for her. In the mean time, they need to sell the old Seaview Inn that has been in the family for generations. Grandma refuses to cooperate, and instead is trying to reopen the inn, to Hannah's frustration.

To complicate matters, Luke Stevens is back in town.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Vest VINE VOICE on June 6, 2008
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Breast cancer-survivor Hannah Matthews is back in her Florida Keys hometown to convince her aging grandmother that she needs to sell the family inn and move to a retirement community. But her grandma Jenny instead goes on a campaign to get Hannah to fall in love with the home she fled years earlier. Also back on Seaview Key is Orthopedic Surgeon and Desert Storm veteran Luke Stevens, who returned from service injured, only to find that his wife has left him for his partner. Hannah suddenly finds herself assisting Jenny in getting the inn ready for guests, and is shocked to discover that her grandmother has elicited assistance from Luke, the object of her teenage crush. As Luke tentatively reclaims his family with the assistance of Hannah, the two explore their feelings for each other, but Hannah is not ready to give her heart away, while her cancer is in remission.

Woods latest series set in the tiny hamlet of Seaview Key is an enchanting story of second chances. With a secondary romance between Hannah's pregnant daughter Kelsey and her college sweetheart, the story has plenty of heart and packs an emotional wallop as Hannah learns to trust again, as well as share her fears and feelings with Luke.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Romance Reader on March 30, 2008
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A very fast read. I usually don't like books with too many characters
going at one time but this one worked. I'm a new fan of Sherryl Woods.
Waiting for more new ones from her. To the reviewer that was "bored"
with the book you must be really hard to please. The up to date story
line is great and refreshing. Please don't hesitate to read this one!
Enjoy!!! I assure you you won't be bored!
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