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Sort order. Mar 26, Lyndi rated it liked it. I found this to be a little better than the first, as some of the characters were unrelatable, some I could understand. Susan started out as boring, flat and as bland as vanilla. She ended up ok in my book.
Castles in the Sand (Beach House, book 2) by Sally John
Kenzie was at times what one would expect out of a teenager, moody and distant. Pepper and Natalie were my favorites. I didn't remember the whole story of Faith and who really owns the beach house, so I guess that was the only thing I wish that either could have been retold or my brain to rem I found this to be a little better than the first, as some of the characters were unrelatable, some I could understand.
I didn't remember the whole story of Faith and who really owns the beach house, so I guess that was the only thing I wish that either could have been retold or my brain to remember. You don't need to read this first book to follow along at all. Other Sally John books are better, but I liked it and would probably tell others to read, just don't expect it to be fabulous. May 31, Ricki-leigh Nadon rated it it was amazing. I picked up this book merely based on the sale price on the front and judging the book my its cover.
I didn't really know what it was about, but I am very happy I picked up the book. Had I known the book was so largely based around religion I might have hesitated. However, I am happy that I did not. This book has affected me in ways I never thought possible. I was taken along a journey with the families in this book that has made me reconsider some choices I have made in life and will likely aff I picked up this book merely based on the sale price on the front and judging the book my its cover. I was taken along a journey with the families in this book that has made me reconsider some choices I have made in life and will likely affect me going forward.
I have never really been a religious person, with minimal exposure to religion in grade school. This book has made me see some of the good in religion - along with some of the bad - and made me think if I need more of God in my life. I am not saying this book has converted me in any way, but has made me think.
Castles in the Sand (Beach House) (The Beach House Series)
I am very happy with how the book ended, because who doesn't love happily ever after. May 11, Laura rated it really liked it. I thought since this was the second in a series we'd have the same women come back, but we didn't.
It was a whole new group and dealt with a pastor and his family and an unplanned teenage pregnancy. I was drawn into the book and the characters and encouraged by how they sought the Lord through it all, well, once they got past their own pride and forgave eachother. I did feel like the book dragged on and the same could have been accomplished in about 80 less pages. The book spoke a lot about the i I thought since this was the second in a series we'd have the same women come back, but we didn't. The book spoke a lot about the idea of a sabatical.
That is something I'm just now learning about and understanding the merits of. May 15, Marilyn rated it really liked it. Interesting characters, made me feel good. May 15, Cindy rated it it was amazing. Very real, inspiring and believable! Jun 30, Abigail Sands rated it really liked it. An enjoyable read but more important is the redemptive message. Real life issues. Enjoyed this story very much. Worth reading. Mar 20, Sheri rated it liked it. Second in the series of people who meet at the same beach house. I thought it would be the same women as the first book, but no, just the same beach house.
This is the story of a Christian young woman who gets pregnant and her pastor father throws her out of the house. As this home was chosen for the filming location of the popular TV show "One Tree Hill" during the through season series, it will certainly be an exciting destination for those of you that followed and enjoyed this popular TV show.
Sitting majestically along three direct oceanfront lots, each meticulously landscaped and manicured with palm trees and lush tropical foliage surrounding a heated oceanfront pool, covered gazebo, arbor and trellis covered pathway, all enclosed within a 6 foot high privacy fence. This home nestled along an expansive feet of ocean frontage will certainly provide the ultimate beach vacation that you will not soon forget.
This home has 4 large bedrooms with 3. It is equipped with 2 kings, 1 queen, 2 sets of bunks, 1 pyramid, 1 daybed with trundle and 2 queen sleeper sofas. It is set up to sleep 19 comfortably. This home provides major amenities which include: a private heated swimming pool, covered poolside gazebo, enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water, beach observation deck on sand dune, boat dock, elevator, Wifi, flat screen TV's, surround sound, lots of covered porches and decks and last but certainly not least, expansive water views from every window in the house.
The views are simply amazing and on a clear sunny day you can see as far down the beach as to the Surf City fishing pier which is 10 miles south. This is all due to the precise positioning of this home as it sits directly in the center of 3 oceanfront lots feet of ocean frontage with absolutely no view obstructions on either side. It would be very difficult to find a home anywhere with equal expansive ocean views.
From the ground level of this home you will enter the house through a door that will take you into a foyer. Adjacent to this foyer area is a small open room similar to a mud room with benches and wall mounted bathing suit hooks which makes a convenient spot for changing into dry clothes after showering outside and coming in from a long day at the beach. From this room you can also take the elevator and be swiftly transported back up to the floor level of your choice. Or you can also take the stairs if you prefer.
As you enter this luxurious oceanfront home on the first living level by way of the outside staircase, you will find three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a walk-in laundry room with full size washer and dryer and a 1st floor living room. There is also direct access to the elevator from this level. This room provides direct access out to the covered oceanfront porch through glass slider doors. This covered porch area will also provide access down to the pool and out to the beach.
The views from this room are magnificent. The master bath is equipped with a jetted tub, walk-in shower, double vanities and a spacious closet. Bedroom 2 on this first living level has southern exposure ocean views and is equipped with a queen bed, end tables, dresser, chair, closet and ceiling fan.
This room also provides direct access out to the covered oceanfront porch through glass slider doors. The views from this room are magnificent as well. Adjacent to the entrance door of this bedroom you will find a full bath with tub and shower combination as well as double vanities. Bedroom 3 on this first living level is located on the sound side of the home and is equipped with two sets of built-in bunks which will be a great place for the kids to hang out.
This room provides direct access out to the front sound side porch and down to the enclosed yard area. From this room you will have great views of the Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. Just outside the bedroom door is the full bath that will be shared with bedroom 2. This level also has a very convenient living room which is on the ocean side of the home and provides direct access out to the covered oceanfront porch through glass slider doors.
This room is equipped with a large queen sleeper sectional sofa, ceiling fan and a large flat screen TV with DVD. This is another ideal area for the kids or even the adults to hang out and watch their favorite movies on the large flat screen TV. As you travel up to the next living level, either by elevator or by stairs you will first approach the large family room which is on the ocean side of the home. This level provides an open floor plan living area in which the dining, kitchen and family room are all open and adjoining which makes for great entertainment space.
There is even a wet bar with a small fridge in this area. The family room is equipped with a very large queen sleeper sectional sofa along with other seating.
Castles in the Sand The second volume in the Beach House series explores themes of forgiveness and redemption. When a pastor's daughter gets pregnant, he sends her packing, leaving his wife torn between her love for her husband and her love for her only child. Full description. A three-time finalist for the Christy Award and a former teacher, she lives in Southern California with her husband, Tim.
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New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since Seller Inventory IQ More information about this seller Contact this seller. Language: English. In Castles in the Sand, the follow up to the first book in The Beach House series, author Sally John explores themes of forgiveness and redemption. When Susan and Drake Starr discover that their year-old daughter Kenzie is pregnant, their lives are turned upside down. The news sends Drake, a pastor of a huge San Diego church, reeling-and he sends Kenzie packing.
Susan finds herself caught in the middle. Does loving Drake mean cutting ties with her only child? What will this path mean for her daughter? For herself? When Susan seeks the refuge of a beach house, a secret from her past resurfaces.