The Beach Babes
A Seashell Cottage Book
by Judith Keim
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Pub Date 07 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022
Old friends are the best…
Catherine “Cate” Tibbs, Brooke Ridley, and Amber Anderson, friends since they were awkward thirteen-year-olds who named themselves “The Beach Babes,” are about to face their 40th birthdays. Because they haven’t been able to get together for some time, Cate arranges for them to rent a house along the Gulf Coast of Florida for a long weekend. She hopes it will give them the opportunity to celebrate and re-ignite their friendship. Cate, an author trying to finish a book, doesn’t know that Amber, a model, and Brooke, the mother of a boy in college and younger twin girls, are as worried about their own futures as she. Together, the three women support one another as they each face a crisis in her life, proving once again the strength of women’s friendships.
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This is my first novel by Judith Keim and I devoured it within a few sittings. We meet friends Amber, Brooke and Cate and how I absolutely enjoyed reading about these women.
They are about to turn the big 4-0 and decide to have an adventure of their own and book Seashells Cottage for a girly weekend. Each woman's story really captivated me and I was gripped from page 1 to the very end. Even though they are very good friends they all do have some issues that they are struggling with and we learn lots about these women.
I found this book to be sad in some places, lots of laughter and it would be the most perfect "beach read". I will be picking up lots of Judith Keim's books in the future as they are lighthearted, well written and the characters are captivating.
Thanks to NetGalley, Judith Keim and the publishers for allowing me a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you NetGalley, Judith Keim and Wild Quail Publishing for the copy of the book The Beach Babes. This is my personal review.
Cate, Brooke and Amber have been friends since they were 13 years old, and they have given themselves the nickname The Beach Babes.
This book was a story of the friends and how each of them have something going on in their lives that they need their Beach Babe friends to help them navigate the issue and being the best of friends and knowing just by being together and having that friend listen things will work out he way they should. They are getting together for a reunite and reconnect weekend. The story has so many elements to it and the pieces for me fit so perfectly together.
I love the sisterhood- friendship always there for each other vibe the book has in it.
Judith Keim knows exactly how to write a story to make me want to turn each page until the very last word. She brings the story of friends to life for me.
I will leave a review on Amazon and B&N on June 7th
The Beach Babe's have been best friends since they were 13. Now they are turning 40 and decide to have a get together to celebrate a little bit early. The storyline that follows will have you laugh, cry and cheer them along as they face different issues and hardships in their lives. I would recommend this book to everyone.
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher, I am under no obligation to leave a favorable review the opinions expressed here are my own.
Beach babes was a great book about friends and friendship and what happens when life throws you curve balls.
Cate, Brook and Amber have been friends for a long time but life has shifted them all over the place. Cate is an author living near New York, Amber works for a modeling agency in New York and Brook is married with two kids out in California. Cate decided she wanted to see her friends and plans a long weekend for them and they all are determined to take this break.
From that point on their lives are inextricably changed because they each realize again how important their friendship is and they hat they really need to lean on one another.
This story talked about friendship, love and loyalty and what it means to have someone you can rely on i matter the situation.
The Beach Babes is the fourth book in Judith Keim’s Seashell Cottage series of stand-alone stories. Each of the books features the lovely beachfront Seashell Cottage, on Florida’s Gulf Coast south of Tampa, as part of the telling of the tale.
Cate Tibbs (an author with a looming deadline), Brooke Ridley Weston (a doctor’s wife and mother with 10 year old twin daughters and a son in college), and Amber Andrews (former model now working to learn the business end of the fashion industry) had been best of friends since childhood. In fact, as only children with stressful childhoods, they had become as close of sisters. With busy lives and conflicting schedules, getting together has not been possible, but the time has come to make it happen. And Cate has just the place for the friends to meet, Seashell Cottage.
As they enjoy their visit, confidences are shared, decisions are made, and the ladies swear not to let so much time go by again without being together. The weeks and months that follow their trip bring about new beginnings, renewed relationships, but also loss.
This well plotted story is filled with wonderfully drawn characters. This story is fresh and looks at life from a more middle aged viewpoint. I very much enjoyed this book and I do recommend it!
I really enjoyed this book. The longtime friendships that continue into adulthood warmed my heart. Ms Keim s books never disappoint. I have read her other books and enjoy how she ties a bit of them into her new story. I would love to see a sequel(s) to this storyline! Thank you for allowing me an ARC of this book!
Amber, Brooke and Cate have been friends since they were kids - and now, as they’re approaching their 40th birthdays, Cate invites the girls for a weekend getaway in Florida. Their weekend together encourages them to make changes to their lives, and through these changes their friendship becomes even closer.
An excellent summer, beach read about friendship, hardship and life in your 30s. I liked that the 3 women had very different lives and that they all saw the good and bad in what they had and what they wanted out of their lives. Their friendship was so wonderful and made me want to keep reading more about these women. Overall, a great book!
This book was an absolute pleasure to read. Anything by Judith Keim is actually. I highly recommend this book.
This is a quick fun read. The characters are quirky and intriguing. The story moves quickly. Romance at its best. Everyone wins. No big surprises. No mean girls. Oops…maybe one…Family dynamics…careers…love and marriage and kids. Enjoy this book circled up in a comfy chair. This book was sent to me for review by Netgalley.
This book was like a Hallmark movie.
The Beach Babes by Judith Keim was a phenomenal read!
Excellent, well crafted, satisfying, feel good story that drew me in and left me with a smile on my face as I read the last page.
The characters bring to life real emotions and situations.
This story is as if you are watching a real group of friends play out their lives and drama. The vibes of the summer are paramount for this atmospheric and situational wave of emotions.
I loved getting to know all the characters in this story.
This was a page-turning novel right from the very first page. Even the first sentence was captivating, and that really is a sign of a good book!
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Judith takes us back to the Seashell Cottage when three women, who have been best friends since they were children, decide to celebrate their upcoming birthdays in Florida. Cate, Brooke, and Amber are at crossroads in life as they are facing their 40th birthday.
They are sure that getting together, and talking, will help them figure out where they will be going from here. They have each been happy in their lives, but something is different now, and they will be there for each other, as they talk everything out.
One thing they all wondered was, does life begin at 40, and seeing where the women are now, then they might find out. Life is a journey, and they will see that when they turn 40. The women seem to be preparing for what is to come, even though they don't know what it will be.
Judith brings to life, the friendship of women, the supporting of their friends, they are the heart and soul of the story.
I received an ARC from Wild Quail Publishing through NetGalley.
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