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Book Review / Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh | Is It Any Wonder

is it any wonder courtney walsh

The Book: 

Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh
Published February 3rd 2020 by Tyndale House Publishers
Date read: May 25, 2021

The Characters: 


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they’d return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30, their shared golden birthday, and continue their tradition of exchanging birthday wishes. But that was before a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart.

Their worlds collide just months before that particular day when Louisa’s fledgling event planning company is hired by the local Coast Guard station, where she discovers Cody has recently returned to the island as the second in command. As they plan a regatta fundraiser, hoping to promote positive PR in the community, neither can deny the fireworks each encounter ignites. But working together also brings up memories of the day Cody’s father died, revealing secrets that have Cody and Louisa questioning everything they thought they knew and felt about their families and each other.

The Review: 

Thank you to Courtney Walsh, Tyndale House Publishers, and Uplit Reads for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I read If For Any Reason in preparation for this tour, and fell in love with the Nantucket setting and the characters in the first book. No worries if you haven’t read the first book–this one is completely standalone. In fact, there is barely any mention of the characters from the first book in this one, which disappointed me a little bit since they were so great!

Regardless, I loved a lot of the same things about Is It Any Wonder. I used to vacation to different parts of Cape Cod and the islands every year as a kid, so the Nantucket setting was absolutely perfect for me. I’m a sucker for a grumpy, standoffish hero, not to mention that he was the one who got away for Louisa. I liked that this book was way deeper than just a love story–there was so much family background and personal struggles that the characters had to come in order to fall in love.

I loved that Louisa was a travel concierge. Talk about a dream job! She pivoted her career into creating a business around something she loved and that didn’t let the disbelievers get her down. She made for a great MC!

I didn’t realize when I signed up for the tour that this book was Christian fiction. That is not something I normally would have picked, but I read the book for the love story, which was amazing, and skimmed the god parts.

Overall, this book was the perfect lighthearted summer read.

is it any wonder courtney walsh

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