Little Beach Bungalow

Little Beach Bungalow

by Joanne DeMaio

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Night Beach comes a novel as alluring as a weathered cottage by the sea.

The cottage is nestled along winding Sea View Road, set back from the sandy street. Surrounded by swaying dune grass, it's a shabby little beach bungalow with an open back porch overlooking a sparkling Long Island Sound. A sign propped in the front window says: For Rent.

Well, the cottage was For Rent ... until one particular lobsterman booked a summer stay there. As Shane Bradford settles into the New England beach town of Stony Point, he unloads more than boxes and duffels. With his arrival, he unpacks secrets, and entwined histories, among his circle of beach friends. Old loves surface. New ones emerge, too.

Little Beach Bungalow follows Shane's simmering summer days back on the Connecticut shore, and much is in store.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161393031
Publisher: Joanne DeMaio
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,065
File size: 868 KB

About the Author

JOANNE DEMAIO is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She lives with her family in Connecticut. To learn more about the author and her books, visit

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Little Beach Bungalow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Wow what a jaw dropping page turning beach read. Felt a mix of emotions as I read how Shane’s visit was causing a rift between the beach friends and bringing back past memories and events that they did not want to resurface. Can’t wait to read the continuation of this great series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
What an awesome and heart felt book. I LOVE all of the books that Joanne writes. She writes with her heart and you feel it in every word. Thank you for writing such great books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author never disappoints with each new novel in series.At once you feel reconnected with the family and friends,their joys and heartbreaks.Joanne DeMaio has the rare talent that weaves many twists and turns into the storyline.The setting is so descriptive you feel as though you should apply sunscreen.The cliffhanger ending leaves you counting down until “Every Summer” is released to see just how disruptive Shane’s visitwill truly be.If you have not started this series you really should!
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Little Beach Bungalow by Joanne DeMaio Story picks up where the last one left off but can be read as a standalone because you are given vague glimpses into the past. Right off the bat I'm loving the new words I'm learning and how at ease I feel as if I'm right there at the shoreline. It's a dreary, in the 40's kind of day and I feel the warmth from their sun. This book encompasses many lives and as an extra bonus the manuscript is being urned into a book. There are so many sides to this book, can't get enough of it. At times I feel so sad for the scenes unfolding in front of me, I hurt and ache for them, for the people involved, at times laughing so hard at the pranks and the lifelong friends over the years. Still learning about all the secrets. Twists and turns as people come back into their lifes leaving a mark... So many misunderstandings that need to be fixed... Excerpt from the next book is included at the end. About the author is also included. I was given this review copy by the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest opinion.
Dollycas 10 months ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts The Seaside Saga continues right where Night Beach leaves off. Kyle and Lauren off by themselves trying to get their relationship back on track after Kyle’s brother took almost everyone by surprise when he showed up for their vow renewal. The rest of the group assumes Shane has gone back to his lobster boat. Instead, he found a little bungalow for rent at the end of Sea View Road and decided to stay a while. The group finds out basically one by one that the man is still in their midst when he basically releases hurricane strength issues that rocks the lives of many of the group I have come to love over the course of this series. One character seemed to have a breakthrough but my heart broke for all the others. This was a very emotional read. There are touches of humor but not enough to really lift my spirits. I love the beach setting of this series and the characters. The author’s words take us right there, on the scene of everything that happens. With the use of flashbacks, we get another visit back to the beach friends history that this time makes an upheaval in the current times. I am going to be frank, I really don’t like Shane. I was on the fence at the end of the last book but this time he really rubbed me the wrong way. I understand he was hurt by things in the past that kept him away for years, but there are better ways to deal with that pain. I have become invested in these characters and they have endured pains of their own. We still haven’t gotten the whole Shane/Kyle story. I hope that comes out soon, so the characters I love can heal. Ms. Damaio has a talent of getting her reader to feel deep emotions. She tests us and tempts us. She draws us in and holds us tight. While I don’t always like what is happening in the story I can’t put the book down. I need to know what happens next. I don’t like that she leaves us with a cliffhanger either, but thankfully we never have to wait too long in between books. There are some major things that need to be dealt with so I am anxiously awaiting the next book, Every Summer. I also can’t wait to get back to what hopefully will be a more tranquil time at the beach.
TheBookBag 11 months ago
Little Beach Bungalow takes the reader, once again, back to the beautiful beach town of Stony Point. We get to catch up with the lives of everyone in the community. It's a community full of love, drama, and hopefully forgiveness. Shane's return to Stony Point stirs up a lot of emotions and feelings from the past. Everyone's lives are turned upside down when he then decides to stick around. Can the past be forgiven and forgotten? And how are all of their lives going to change? I absolutely adore this series and I love going back to this wonderful place with all the caring and gracious people who have become my friends. And I love how Joanne always leaves her stories with a little twist at the end that makes me want more. Joanne's beach books make me feel like I'm taking a little vacation to the sand and water and I love my time there. Little Beach Bungalow truly is the perfect summer read.
Donna 11 months ago
I loved this book. I loved the coin operated beach binoculars and the porch on the bungalow. The whole story makes you feel like you are right there with your friends. This is a great series and this is my favorite one! I don't know how I am going to wait for the next one! Great author and I highly recommend her books!
JerseyGirlBookReviews 12 months ago
In Little Beach Bungalow, the beach friends' story continues where Night Beach left off. Author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader back to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where the summer season is coming to a close. The story picks up with the lives of friends: Maris, Jason, Eva, Matt, Kyle, Lauren, Elsa, Cliff, Nick, Paige, Vinny, and Celia. But in this installment of the popular Seaside Saga Series, the focus is on Kyle's estranged brother Shane Bradford. In Little Beach Bungalow, Author Joanne DeMaio easily captivates her readers' attention with this beautifully written tale through a seamless and flowing storyline, and with a wonderful description of a tranquil beach setting that wraps itself around the reader like a sun-warmed beach towel. The characters draw you into their lives with a strong emotional pull, their complexities and flaws are true-to-life, it is easy to relate to them with compassion, empathy, and hope. With a mixture of intrigue, suspense, drama, humor, heartache, hidden secrets, romance, and a strong bond of friendship, this story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride revolving around Kyle and Shane's estranged brotherly relationship. The close of the summer season and Shane's appearance and decision to rent a shabby little beach bungalow brings old memories, long held secrets, past hurts, and an entwined history among the beach friends. As time heals all wounds, so does the sea air, and this group of friends lives by the credo: "salt air, not a care" and "cast away your troubles straight into the sea." The shimmering denim blue sea with its calming effect will offer them another summer season of hope, love, family, friendship, heartache, mistakes, forgiveness, redemption, and blissful new beginnings. But alas, mistakes, secrets, past painful issues, and a surprising cliffhanger will leave the reader impatiently waiting to read more about Shane in Every Summer, the next installment in The Seaside Saga Series. So now that I have whet your interest in the beach friends latest comings and goings, drive under the railroad trestle and enter the enchanting beach town of Stony Point ... pull up a beach chair ... and visit with the close-knit longtime friends in author Joanne DeMaio's delightful novel, Little Beach Bungalow. Little Beach Bungalow is an intricate story of interweaving friendships, life events, and deep family secrets and drama. It is a wonderful story that continues to demonstrate the power of the magical sweet salt air that will cure what ails you. The Seaside Sage Series is a heartwarming series of stories of friendship, family, painful secrets, new beginnings and second chances. Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a wonderful tale written in the third person narrative, that is set in the present with flashbacks to the past. The reader is transported to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where they follow along with Celia, Maris, Eva, Matt, Jason, Kyle, Lauren, Nick, Elsa, and Cliff as their lives change like the tide's ebb and flow on their little tranquil coastal town.
KMM-MD 12 months ago
I love reading about the beach friends and family Joanne writes about - this book didn’t end the way I had hoped it would! It’s left me sad as I really like Maris and Jason together. I hope the next books gets them back to where they need to be. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for Every Summer to come out. If you haven’t read any of Joanne’s books, you need to and won’t be disappointed!
Skimombeach More than 1 year ago
Wow! Another great story in The Seaside Saga series. I had a hard time putting it down! How one man can wreak such havoc in so many lives is incredible. So many secrets that revolve around this one man. And the cliff hangar at the end has me waiting anxiously for the next book.
Susan Peterson More than 1 year ago
Little Beach Bungalow is the ninth book in the Seaside Saga series, and it's my new favorite! When Shane Bradford returns to Stony Point he stirs up anger and resentment with his brother and some of his old friends, but he also stirs up long-lost feelings and memories with one of them, creating problems none of them could foresee. I found this story to be extremely emotional, full of secrets and pain, and tender moments that stole my breath. The characters in this book are like old friends now, and their personalities, their imperfections, their longings really come to life. The setting is perfection, from the cottages to the beaches, from the inn to the rocky coastline. Although this is book 9, this book can easily be read as a standalone, as enough background is provided to acquaint new readers. I highly recommend that you read all of them, to watch as their stories and relationships evolve, getting to know all of them from the beginning.