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REVIEW: Sunset Bridge by Emilie Richards


Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants. Wanda, wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Alice, a widow raising her complex tween-age granddaughter. And Maggie, Wanda's daughter, a former Miami cop with a love life as complicated as Tracy's own.The new man in Tracy's life hasn't mentioned love or commitment— and Tracy has just discovered she's pregnant. Janya longs to be a mother—and suddenly has two young siblings in her care. Maggie helps out at Wanda's Wonderful Pies…but is the kitchen big enough for both Gray women? And Alice may lose her beloved granddaughter to someone no one expected….
As a tropical storm brews, the wind carries surprises and secrets over the bridge to Happiness Key. Now, more than ever, five friends will discover just how much they need one another.

About the Author

I'm the author of sixty something novels, most recently Fortunate Harbor, a July 2010 release, which will be followed this summer by the third and final book in the trilogy, Sunset Bridge. A Truth for a Truth, the fifth book in my Ministry is Murder series, was published in October. Iron Lace and Rising Tides will be reissued in September and November with brand new covers.

I live in northern Virginia with my minister husband. I'm an avid gardener and quilter and the mother of four children, whom I regard as my greatest creative endeavors.

Please visit my web site at You'll find excerpts from my books, my blog and lots more there.


  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778312380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778312383
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A beautifully written story about Happiness Key and the women who inhabit the community.  Tracy, a socialite with a name but no money (well, except some beach cottages),  has now thawed and is in a relationship with Marsh, but will it go the way Tracy wants it?  Jayna, a product of a strict family and arranged marriage, has made the best of a bad situation and comes out on top, but she really wants children and that isn't happening.  Wanda has the pie shop of her dreams, but those dreams might be ruined in the form of her daughter, Maggie who leaves her job and boyfriend and moves back to Happiness Key.  Alice is taking care of her granddaughter and quickly become part of her life, but what if she loses her?

This is just the perfect beach read, to get your mind off things and go inhabit a different place for awhile.  You will be swept up in the characters and their stories.  Even though there are lots of different threads and angles, the full story is easy to follow since everything intertwines and meshes well together.  I couldn't help but be reminded of Debbie Macomber's stories.  This is the third book in the series, but I thought it could stand alone.  I had no trouble getting into any of the plot points or details.  This is a book club pick for a group I just joined.  I am going to have to go back and get the first two in the series so I can catch up. 


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