Night Beach

Night Beach

by Joanne DeMaio

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Castaway Cottage comes a novel as captivating as the moonlit sea.

Everything was in place for the perfect beachside gathering. Lace-wrapped jars hung from white chairs on the sand. Paper lanterns and tiki torches glimmered in the twilight evening. A rowboat draped with roses and vines waited in the wings. Love floated on the salt air.

Until the arrival of a mysterious guest named Shane Bradford, a lobsterman with a tangled past in this little New England beach town.

Like a sudden sea breeze, the special evening quickly turns. And the residents of Stony Point must tread the darker water Shane brings to their Night Beach.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161444221
Publisher: Joanne DeMaio
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: The Seaside Saga , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 23,557
File size: 695 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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Night Beach 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In Night Beach, 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 reader will catch up with the lives of friends: Maris, Jason, Eva, Matt, Kyle, Lauren, Elsa, Cliff, Nick, Paige, Vinny, and Celia. In this installment of the popular Seaside Saga Series, the focus is on Kyle and Lauren, and the unexpected appearance of Kyle's estranged brother Shane. Just like the ebb and flow of the tide, life brings issues and changes to one's life, but the bonds of friendship, sea air, and salt water are cleansing, they cure what ails you. For this group of old friends, the close of the summer season brings some bittersweet painful memories instead of a happy gathering, and a touch of deeply held familial secrets. 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. The reader will catch up with the friends as many changes have been occurring since their last visit: Elsa's newly renovated beach inn, Ocean Star Inn, is getting ready for the grand opening in September with Celia's help. Meanwhile, Maris continues to complete her late brother-in-law Neil's manuscript, while husband Jason is busy preparing for his new cottage renovation program on the local public television station, and has the approval from Mitch and Carol Fenwick to renovate their beach cottage, and feature it on his cottage renovation program. Finally, there is Kyle and Lauren, who planned a tenth anniversary vow renewal ceremony on the beach at the Ocean Starr Inn. However, their ceremony is abruptly called off that morning with the unexpected appearance of Kyle's estranged brother Shane. Alas ... mistakes, secrets, past painful issues, and a surprising cliffhanger will leave the reader impatiently waiting to read more about Shane in Little Beach Bungalow, 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, Night Beach. 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 the summer season draws to a close on their little tranquil coastal town. In Night Beach, 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 com
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts This story picks up immediately after the last story, Castaway Cottage ends when an unexpected guest arrives for Kyle and Lauren Bradford vow renewal and stops the event dead in its tracks. Kyle’s brother Shane has not been to Stony Point in years. He and Kyle had a huge fight and Shane left and the rest of the group vowed to have nothing to do with Shane ever again. And they didn’t until Lauren reached out to her brother-in-law and invited him to the upcoming ceremony. His arrival sent the entire group into a tizzy. The author uses flashback moments to give us some history of these beloved characters and introduces us to Shane and his story. The story also shows the current times as Kyle and Lauren try to move forward after the turmoil left after their vow renewal falls apart. Their friends, especially Jason, do everything they can to get the couple back on track. I have enjoyed every book by this author. These characters are like old friends and I am invested in seeing their journeys. Ms. Demaio paints wonderful pictures with her words and they draw her readers in. I always feel like I am right there in Stony Point, on the beach getting a bird’s eye view of all the happenings. This time I could really feel Kyle’s pain but I see Shane’s side as well, I hope we get to know him better. It was heartwarming to see the lengths that Jason went to in trying to get Lauren and Kyle together. He exhaustion resonated with me at the end. Readers again are left with a cliffhanger, so I am assuming The Little Beach Bungalow, out May 14 will start right where this one leaves off. I can’t wait for my next trip to the beach! These books should be read in order for maximum enjoyment.
Skimombeach More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a series of books and when the next one comes out, it feels so much like you've come home? That is the way I feel about the Beach Friends series from Joanne Demaio. The "Night Beach" focuses on the relationships between Kyle, Lauren, and Shane, and how the beach friends all deal the the failed vow renewal ceremony. It was impossible to put this book down. Joanne's writing is so real. It covers every emotion and nuance of the characters. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
bgee More than 1 year ago
Once again Joanne DeMaio takes you away to visit old friends at Stony Point. This is the 8th book in her seaside saga and I love each and every one of them. Her story telling absolutely takes you there. I highly recommend reading this as well as her other book. Come join us and make new friends in Stony Point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feels like a family reunion with each book.Picturesque Stony Point feels like home.The character development never disappoints.So wanted to pace myself reading it,but as usual devoured it.Joanne DeMaio. is a gifted writer that captures your heart.Each new book picks right up where the last stopped leaving you hungry for more.Was pleased to see back in Addison at the lakeside cottages!
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Night Beach by Joanne DeMaio Love how this one the chapters is time stamped as events go on for just a few days. Was so concerned about how the last book left off-fearful that a breakup was is in the works for many. There's heartbreak, love, passion and so many more emotions arise in this book. Starts where the last book left off and Mitch and Carole are talking to Kyle to get him to sober up then he decides to head to the cabin in the woods-which was to be their second honeymoon trip. The whole ceremony is called off and Jason tries to pick up the pieces and get everyone back on the same wave length. Love hearing more about the driftline-precisous information. Love how the book also picks up where the other characters in the story are doing during the time frame. Especially love the backstory that i've yet to hear about-new details as the pieces fall into place... Others talk to Shane and find out he's a different man and he has no hard feelings against Kyle. Lauren is the one who had invited him to the ceremony. Love hearing of all the crafty decorations and feel such a connection with this group of friends after all these years. Can't wait for the next one-they are all so special. Twined wishes could be just what they need. Lots of twists and turns, unpredictable things, secrets come out and some are still kept deep within. Book title of next book in the series is shown at the end. About the author is also included. Can be read as a standalone as the author brings you up to date with brief glimpse of the past. I received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
Night Beach is book #8 in Joanne DeMaio's wonderful Seaside Saga series. I've read every one of them and I find myself falling more in love with Stony Point and all of the wonderful characters with each book. I've come to think of the people from Stony Point as family and I love going back to check up on their lives. I love how each book picks right up where the last one ended. This is a series that would be so easy to binge read because you just want the story to keep going, continuing on with the love and friendships. Sure there are some troubled times, some conflicts among family and friends, but everyone comes together to help each other through the tough times, while also rejoicing in the good times. I've become so emotionally wrapped up in everyone's live, that I experience the tears of sadness and the elation of joy right along with them. "No, you don't always get to to choose who or what washes up in life's driftline." I loved my recent, brief visit to Stony Point and I'm excited to go back soon. Come join me, why don't you?
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
Oh Joanne, you have done it again! I love, love this book. But then that should come as no surprise, I am your biggest fan. I can't say enough good things about this book. I can't wait for the next one, I have a feeling it is going to be Shane's story. Thank you Joanne for writing such fantastic books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Night Beach made me feel like I was part of the residences of Stony Point, CT, made me want to think back and share past events and memories with the close knit beach friends, and believe second chances are possible. Kudos to Joanne DeMaio for another fantastic beach read. Keep them coming.
Laurel-Rain Snow More than 1 year ago
Everything was in place for the perfect beachside gathering. Lace-wrapped jars hung from white chairs on the sand. Paper lanterns and tiki torches glimmered in the twilight evening. A rowboat draped with roses and vines waited in the wings. Love floated on the salt air. Until the arrival of a mysterious guest named Shane Bradford, a lobsterman with a tangled past in this little New England beach town. Like a sudden sea breeze, the special evening quickly turns. And the residents of Stony Point must tread the darker water Shane brings to their Night Beach. My Thoughts: In Night Beach, the chaos left behind after the cancelled ceremony brought up memories for those in the beach community. Flashing back to the past and to a time before Shane Bradford did whatever he did to earn being “evicted” from their lives offered a peek into how things were back then. Whatever he did was not readily apparent to the reader, and even some members of the community were in the dark. Multiple narrators take us back to the past, as we watch the “time clock” of the present…and slowly we learn more. Along the way, the author takes us on a walk near the driftline, and we can almost see the ocean stars in the sea. As we peek into the cottages where the residents talk and share their thoughts, we feel a part of the community. In a little cabin in Addison, where Kyle and Lauren seek respite from the detritus of the day, we imagine how they will begin to heal. I always enjoy these characters, even the parts where they blunder along, making a mess of things. In the end, they manage to move beyond whatever disturbance they have created. A lovely 5 star read.
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Donna More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the Seaside saga. The author makes you feel like you are there and can actually see the scenes. The story starts right where the last book ends. You will fall in love with the characters and they will become your friends. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Susan Peterson More than 1 year ago
Night Beach is a visit with old friends, sitting on the beach reminiscing, cherishing time with loved ones. Each visit back to Stony Point fills me with affection for the characters. This book picks up with the detritus of a canceled vow renewal, brought on by an unexpected and welcome visitor. As the characters deal with what has transpired, we are given a window into their pasts, with a hope for their future that includes living without regrets and a second chance to restore friendships and relationships.
KMM-MD More than 1 year ago
I received Night Beach 2 days ago and am sad that I finished it so quickly! I love all of the beach friends and feel like they are family. Joanne’s writing style pulls you in so that you feel you are right there experiencing everything the beach friends and family are going through! I now anxiously await Little Beach Bungalow. Keep them coming Joanne!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good. Loved hanging out with my beach friends again. Felt like I was right there with them. What a night! Can't wait to see what happens next.
TexasGoldenRescuer More than 1 year ago
I love stepping back into these characters' lives again but the whole book is so sad and downbeat.