✓ The Abalone Shell || ✓ PDF Read by Ï Suzie O'Connell

By Suzie O'Connell | Comments: ( 264 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

Newly single mom Hope St Cloud decides spending a summer at her family s cottage in Sea Glass Cove is exactly what she and her daughter need to find a new rhythm after the divorce The last thing she expects is the immediate and tantalizing attraction to local shop owner, widower Owen McKinney.It s been three years since the accident that stole everything Owen held dear,Newly single mom Hope St Cloud decides spending a summer at her family s cottage in Sea Glass Cove is exactly what she and her daughter need to find a new rhythm after the divorce The last thing she expects is the immediate and tantalizing attraction to local shop owner, widower Owen McKinney.It s been three years since the accident that stole everything Owen held dear, and he s ready to move on with his life But Hope s divorce is fresh, and she still isn t sure she made the right decision Then a rare, unbroken abalone shell washes up on the beach and changes everything.


  • Title: The Abalone Shell
  • Author: Suzie O'Connell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 287
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Suzie O'Connell

Suzie O Connell grew up in a small town on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington, but has called the mountains and valleys of Western Montana home for well over a decade She has been writing stories since she was old enough to know how the first she can recall was penciled in the second grade, about the mouse who went to the sea and completed her first novel, Summer Angel, before she graduated from high school After high school, tired of the endless rain, she attended college at the University of Montana Western and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing She is currently working on a Masters of Education and teaches high school English.Suzie considers herself to be a rather quirky individual with ecclectic tastes in music, movies and books She listens to just about anything, including pop, rock, country and techno and her favorite movies range from Grumpy Old Men to Lord of the Rings to Moulin Rouge to Pirates of the Caribbean When it comes to reading, she prefers fantasy, science fiction, romance and literary fiction.She firmly believes it s healthy to laugh at yourself, that best friends are worth far than their weight in gold, and that home truly is where the heart is.When she isn t writing, teaching or studying, Suzie enjoys playing in the mountains with her husband Mark, their daughter Maddie and their energetic golden retriever Reilly She is also a hobby photographer, specializing in landscapes.



Comments The Abalone Shell

  • Coco.V

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  • Roberta Capizzi

    A cute and romantic clean read that will warm your heart. It's a story of new beginnings, of letting go of the past and coping with life's curve balls - but mostly of believing in love again.It's a quick read but packed with beautiful descriptions and the emphasis on emotions, just the way I like a romance novel to be.It's a sort of love at first sight story, and even though it might seem a little rushed, I personally felt it fit the characters perfectly. They were both scarred for different rea [...]


  • Jane

    The Abalone Shell is set on the Oregon Coast in a beautiful beach community. Owen McKinney owns a local gift shop where he makes the items for sale from the beach glass and abalone shell he finds on the beach. He lost both his wife and young son in a car accident when she drove off a cliff one foggy night three years ago.Hope St. Cloud comes to the family cottage for two months to get a fresh start on her life as a single mother to her seven-year-old daughter, Daphne. The first day they go for c [...]


  • Christy

    I absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down! Suzie O'Connell is a fantastic story teller!


  • Stacy

    Charming and sweet.Hope needs to find herself again after her divorce. Quiet cottage over looking the water, perfect place to relax and maybe find happiness. Sometimes second chances at love come when least expected!


  • Laurel

    Simply ReadA lot of words, a sad story, and a sadder book. I wasn't happy with the ending. This book just left me sad.


  • ErinMickC

    The Abalone Shell left me in awe. The scenery of Sea Glass Cove, the incredibly self-reflective and emotionally vulnerable characters and O’Connell’s familiar, comfy writing style combined perfectly to leave me breathless.The Abalone Shell embodies O’Connell’s greatest strength, her ability to craft heroes and heroines who are just resurfacing after fighting through their darkest days. O’Connell explored that strength in depth throughout her Northstar Angel series and I was delighted t [...]


  • Meels

    The good:The editing was okay.It gave me a tough find for my scavenger hunt.It delivered on the HEA.The bad:It was corny.Owen was a bitI don’t know. I mean I grew up in Oregon, and those guys that live at the coast are mostly like my gramps, hardcore man’s man, burly kinda guys. Owen was as emotional as a 16 year old girl on her period. I’m not even talking about the loss part. That seemed normal. It was the way he talked to Hope. It was weird.Too much of it seemed stupid, for example:8 yr [...]


  • Jess

    This is not the type of book I usually read. I’ll try them every once in a while, but it’s not a go-to or something I think I’ll usually like. This book however, I’m so happy I picked it up. I absolutely love this story. It’s not just a love story. It’s hardships and trials. There is a lot of heavy topics in this story, and they were dealt with in an amazing way. I highly recommend this story. The characters were amazing. The pacing was amazing start to finish. I was flying through t [...]


  • Freda

    For me this was a one-night reading sensation. I couldn't put it down and couldn't fall asleep until I got to the end. This first book in a new series takes place in completely different surroundings than Northstar - from the mountains of Montana to the sea shore at Sea Glass Cove. I found the Northstar series to be more edgy, darker, exciting whereas Sea Glass was more emotional, lighter, but still enthralling. Suzie another great start to what I know will be a great series. I look forward to t [...]


  • Nancy Turney

    To love life againThis book held my interest from the first page. I kept coming back to it during the night, when should have been sleeping. Maren Ferguson is a very good writer, as this book had me hooked after three pages. The characters were so real that you could met them on the street. The emotions from the people are very real. I've been divorced with children involved, from a parent who didn't care what his children did. This book is a very good to read. Thank you Ms. Ferguson for writing [...]


  • Kim

    Sweet, heartbreaking romanceThis is a very sweet romance that pulls a man from a heartbreaking tragedy and a life of grief, to seeing the sun shine in the eyes of a struggling single mother getting over a divorce and her young daughter. The connection is immediate and easy but completely unexpected. There are a few bumps between them but they handle it like adults. Well worth reading.


  • Nicole Laverdure

    A real delight! I'm new to author Suzie O'Connell, she didn't disappoint me! The Abalone Shell is a delightful romantic story of two beautiful souls in search of love. The chemistry between Owen and Hope is so dear! What happens when a newly single Mom meets a widower? Love is in the air, of course! This is a cute romantic story with charming characters! Perfect for a Summer read! *** I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily reviewed the book***


  • Delinda Mauney

    I enjoyed this book very much. A good story about divorce, learning to live alone with a child, finding new roots, moving to a new place. Then you meet a gentleman with a sad past, still raw from the memories but something just clicks and you realize this is where you are to be. A good story of losing old loves, losing loved ones and finding new loves and finding new life.


  • Ndwbutler1

    Suzie has done it again! She has a unique way of presenting personalities that you feel like could be your neighbors. There was definitely a chemistry and a passion for living life well between the main characters Hope and Owen. Although both endured hardships in life, they were able to overcome them to find love with each other. A fun summer read!


  • Linda

    One shellA sweet story of love. Initially, I wanted the story to be longer and deeper. But like an abalone shell, this story is complete in itself. Two fractured people meet in a diner on the West Coast. Both are picking through pieces of broken things, searching for something to hold on to. Life is the journey, not the pieces you sift through.


  • Sandycarson

    Sweet and emotionally satisfying storyI really liked this novel. The characters were well-developed, and everything made sense. Their issues were believable, and the story is heartwarming. The author knows how to write, so I wasn’t mentally correcting words and sentences as I read. Great read.


  • Sharon

    Very goodI enjoyed reading this book very much. Hope took her daughter to her family's cottage. She met Owen who ran a gallery in Sea Glass Cove. Hope was divorced and Owen had lost his wife and son 3 years earlier. Watching how Maren Ferguson brought them together was interesting. There were misunderstandings along the way but Maren kept you interested to see what happened. This is a good book and I already started the next book. I highly recommend it.


  • Carol Nemecek

    A beautiful love storyIt is so nice to finally read a love story that depends on 2 participants falling in love and not a major traumatic happening after they meet. Truly enjoyed this book.


  • Rebecca

    got to chapter twelve and then this ebook updated to book two, Driftwood, opening at Chapter twelve?! oh well, what had been read of the Abalone shell was enjoyable. Book two is sharing enough to let me know outcome of book one.


  • Janice

    Love, love, loveThis was the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. All three of the main characters were well developed and I loved the chemistry between them.


  • Brenda

    WonderfulThis story was well written. The way the characters developed made them seem real. There was not a lot of unnecessary descriptions to add to the word count. The flow was good and I didn't feel as if the ending was rushedcause the book had to end.


  • Bernadette Payne

    Owen and Hope are broken souls, as many of us are. But love can work magic and help heal those old wounds. This story has love as well as tension, heartache and real life difficult situations to face. I did feel the love at first sight was a bit "to" magical but still I loved the book.


  • Connie

    Beach story with compassion and dramaA beautiful story about love, loss, compassion, and understanding. We may never get what we want but what we get may be even better, if we have the courage to close one door and open the next.


  • Frances Davey

    Owen, Hope & DaphneThis is a beautiful story about surviving a tragedy & eventually finding love (for Owen). For Hope & Daphne it was surviving a divorce & being able to move on and find happiness!!


  • Kathleen

    Enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next book in the series. It was predictable but did discuss some areas that usually aren't covered and made me think about the other person. An easy summer read. I would love to stay in that cottage.


  • Pamela Brazee

    A good read. No swearing or unnecessary graphic sex. So refreshing!!!A fast read and a lot of emotion that made you think . I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


  • Jan Mcleod

    An awesome, clean, excellent story. Both Owen and Hope are dealing wit past losses and trying to overcome grief and guilt to move on. Hope is newly divorced, but Owen lost his family three years ago. Together they help each other heal and find love again.This was a real page turner!


  • Helen

    Good read


  • JoAnn

    Great bookWhat a beautiful love story. Well written with a good plot. A story of loss and second chances. Loved this book and ready for the next one in the series.


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