California Dreamin’ Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 11)

Heather B. Moore, Kaylee Baldwin, Annette Lyon,
Jennifer Moore, Shannon Guymon, Sarah M. Eden

This novel is a collection of romance novellas all based on the theme of finding love in California.  A photographer finds love on the beach; a desperate daughter tries to talk her father out of his midlife crisis with an unforeseen result; a young widow goes to the beach to complete her late husband’s last request.  Two stories explore the theme of teenage love rekindled, another shows how unexpected and enriching love can be and, finally, a top real estate agent proves the healing power of love.

All in all this is a great anthology and proves that California is indeed the Paris of America.  Each of the authors gives the reader a different view of love based on the central theme.  A couple of the stories were formulaic but this did not greatly diminish the reader’s enjoyment.  A nice result of the stories appearing in the form of an anthology is that the reader can compare the different approaches that the authors took to explore finding unexpected romance.  This allows a glimpse into the different personalities of the authors and showcases their talents for future reading.

“California Dreamin’ Collection” is a delightful book for readers looking for light contemporary romance to read by a warm fire with a nice cup of tea. 

Gwenellen Tarbet