Rose by Shanna Hatfield – Review, Preview

Posted June 25, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways /

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Rose by Shanna Hatfield - Review, Preview

Rose by Shanna Hatfield – Review, Preview

by Shanna Hatfield

Series: Beach Brides #9
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date June 7, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 194


Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they've been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her "dream hero" and cast it out to sea! A bottle found... When his mother discovers a message in a bottle washed up on a Florida beach, Tanner Thomas scoffs at her insistence he contact the person who penned the note. With a vague promise to think about it, Tanner promptly tucks the bottle away and goes on with his life. Two years later, he finds the bottle in the back of a closet and can't get the woman off his mind. Tormented by thoughts of the author of the sweet, romantic letter, Tanner finally reaches out to the old-fashioned girl, unprepared to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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I think this is my favorite book by this author! Rose was such a delight, both the book and the character she was named for. I loved her quirkiness, the way she dressed in vintage clothing and the air she had as if born in a different era. And Tanner was just great. The way they met and the relationship progressed was sweet and believable.

Preview of Rose

Shanna Hatfield’s Rose Pinterest Board

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  • 20 Fun and Creative Beach Photography Ideas                              …
  • 21 Fun and Easy Beach Wedding Ideas
  • wedding decor ideas for beach photo 4
  • Beach wedding sign idea - "With sandy toes & salty kisses, we became Mr. & Mrs." - colorful beach wedding sign {SO photography}
  • Surfing at the Cove, Seaside Oregon. Surfer, surfing, beach, ocean, waves. Image by Sabrina Eickhoff
  • Surf Shop, Seaside, Oregon
  • The Goonies Newspaper
  • For the most part, the Goonies are the most confident pack. Why? Because they could have back out of any danger, but didn't. That obviously takes a lot of bravery. *The Goonies- 1985*
  • Will never get too old for the Goonies! Lived next door to the writer of Goonies,in Big Bear (Sugarloaf),Ca. Very nice man ! ~Kelli~
  • Tillamook cheese factory. Tillamook, Oregon
  • Every Spring, I love to go to Seaside; for the sites, the sounds, the smells, and the people.
  • Goonies House - Astoria, Oregon  So have to stop and see this!!!!!!!
  • Seaside, Oregon -- One of Oregon's most breathtaking waterfront locations
  • Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark expedition settled from 1805-1806
  • Ft. Clatsop, near Astoria, Oregon, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • If you're looking for an exciting adventure to enjoy with the family next month, you don't want to miss Finders Keepers in Lincoln City.

For a moment, he wondered if she was a fan of that British show set in the Edwardian era, the one his mother raved about. He couldn’t recall the name of it, but the woman certainly looked like she’d fit into that historical period. When she tugged pins from her hair and the long locks cascaded around her shoulders, his jaw dropped. The woman was exquisite. Ethereal. An enchantress completely unaware of her audience or her powers.

Smitten, Tanner couldn’t move, could barely breathe as he watched her shake out her hair. Curls scattered on the breeze, swirling every direction. He smiled when she blew an unruly coil out of her eyes.

All at once, she lifted her skirts and ran into a small wave as it rolled across the sand. Her delighted laughter stroked something inside him, deep inside him, which had never been touched. This woman, who splashed through the waves like a wayward child, beguiled him.

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About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield

From the author:

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and hopelessly romantic moments with unforgettable characters.

When this farm girl isn’t writing or indulging in rich, decadent chocolate, Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna loves to hear from readers.

My Notes: I have read around 30 of Shanna’s books, so that should give you a pretty good idea what I think of her writing. The average rating is 4.5 stars. My favorites have been the stand-alone books she writes, but they are all enjoyable and worth taking the time to read.

Series-es written by Shanna


Pendleton Petticoats – Brave, strong women forge their own paths and fall in love with determined heroes in this series set in the Wild West town of Pendleton, Oregon.

Baker City Brides – Sassy women tangle with headstrong men in the historic town of Baker City, Oregon, known as the Denver of the Blue Mountains during its days of gold in the 1890s.

Hardman Holidays – A blend of Victorian splendor and Old West rugged charm, this heartwarming series takes readers on lovely holiday adventures in the once thriving town of Hardman, Oregon.

Hearts of the War – The poignant romances in this series remind readers of the struggles Americans faced during World War II while highlighting the triumphs found in hope, joy, and love.


Rodeo Romance – Laced with humor and rural life, in this series hunky rodeo cowboys tangle with feisty women who can’t help but love them.

Grass Valley Cowboys – Meet the Thompson family of the Triple T Ranch in Grass Valley, Oregon. Three handsome brothers, their rowdy friends, and the women who fall for them are at the heart of this sweet contemporary western romance series.

Women of Tenacity – Tenacious, spunky women give the wild, rugged men who love them a run for their money in this contemporary western romance series.

Silverton Sweethearts – Sweet love combines with romantic comedy in this fun contemporary series set near Portland, Oregon.


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