* Review * TREASURE COAST HOMECOMING by Leigh Duncan

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* Review * TREASURE COAST HOMECOMING by Leigh DuncanTreasure Coast Homecoming by Leigh Duncan
Series: Emerald Bay #1
Published by Gardenia Street Publishing on June 22, 2023
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She has one final wish before she puts a For Sale sign in front of the only home she’s ever known, but can her family make her dream come true?

Margaret Dane Clayton has spent her entire life at the Dane Crown Inn, the beautiful resort located in the quiet beachside town of Emerald Bay. But the inn once hailed as the “gem of Florida’s Treasure Coast” is showing its age, much like its fiercely independent owner. Margaret swears she’ll keep the doors of the inn open forever … until an accident forces her to accept the fact that she can no longer cater to guests on her own. After reaching the most difficult decision of her life, Margaret asks her daughter and nieces to grant her one final wish before she places the property on the market. But will these five women put their busy lives on hold to grant it?

One by one, each of the cousins arrives in Emerald Bay with armloads of excuses and far too much baggage. But when the town’s grumpy—yet oh, so handsome—mayor threatens to close the inn for good, the women agree to give the resort the overhaul it desperately needs. Working with a bank account that’s far too small and facing one crisis after another, Margaret’s daughter and her nieces race to fulfill her final wish. Only one question remains: Can this fractured family set aside their differences long enough to restore the inn … and rebuild the closeness they once treasured?

The Emerald Bay Series

After a lifetime of running the finest inn in Emerald Bay, Margaret Clayton has to make a decision … sell the Dane Crown Inn to a stranger or put her hopes for the future in her family’s hands. For most people, the choice would be simple. But nothing about her family is simple … especially not with her daughter and four nieces whose help Margaret needs now more than ever.

The five cousins know the inn as well as Margaret does. As young girls and teenagers, they spent every summer keeping the cottages and suites spotless, and enjoying the gorgeous beach as a tight knit family. Thirty years later, though, these five women have complicated, important, distant, and utterly packed lives. The last thing any of them can do is drop everything and save the inn. But, when it comes to family, the last thing is sometimes the only thing.

As the once-close cousins come together on the glorious shores of Florida’s Treasure Coast, they learn that some things never change, but others can never be the same. And the only thing that matters is family which, like the Dane Crown Inn, is forever.

Treasure Coast Homecoming, Book 1
Treasure Coast Promise, Book 2
Treasure Coast Christmas, Book 3
Treasure Coast Revival, Book 4
Treasure Coast Discovery, Book 5
Treasure Coast Legacy, Book 6


Warm and filled with drama! With the kick off to a brand new Emerald Bay series Leigh Duncan is laying the groundwork of the cousins who will convene to make their elderly aunt/mom’s wish come true revolving around a family inn. This book is most definitely not a stand alone story as lots of tidbits are left up in the air and not developed, we just are meeting all of the cousins and seeing what is to come for the moment. One cousin was introduced but then didn’t seem to be included nearly as much as the rest, so that felt slightly disjointed. It’s slightly overwhelming to be thrust into so many different directions at once, but I see the potential of a heartwarming story overall and look forward to the continuation.

I recommend this book to someone that loves to dive into a connecting women’s fiction series that promises lots of family love and drama with hints of romance along the way.


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