The Magic of Sea Glass

Author: Hale, Jenny

Publication Date:

April 2023



Original language and publisher

English | Harpeth Road Press

Territories Handled

World excl. English

Territories Sold

Czech Republic (Grada)
Estonia (Under option)
Germany (Under option)
Bulgaria (Hermes)
Sweden (Jentas)
Denmark (Jentas)
Turkey (Nemesis)


Commercial Fiction, Romance

Number of copies sold:


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The Magic of Sea Glass

Author: Hale, Jenny


“The romance is a slow burn in which incremental advances are built up with delicious anticipation.[…] The author expertly weaves together themes of work, family, and romance to convey the message that only time can heal the deepest of wounds. A lovely and comforting second-chance romance.” — Kirkus Reviews

“…an inspiring, up-lifting and heart-warming story of new beginnings and second chances sprinkled with happiness and romance.” — Page-Turners Reviews

“…a remarkable story that filled me with hope” —Book Escapes Blog

“WOW!! …another brilliantly beautifully written story” — Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

“…I loved it!” —A. K. Dreaming of Books

When the tide changes without warning, sometimes it takes looking inward to navigate it.

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer House, with over one million copies of her books sold, comes a heartwarming beach read, perfect for fans of Sheila Roberts, Jill Shalvis, and Debbie Macomber.

After the loss of her fiancé a year ago, event planner Lauren Sutton can’t seem to go on with her choice of career or the life she’d built with her fiancé any longer. Floundering emotionally, she makes a snap decision to sell her half of the business and spend the summer among the sand dunes and changing tides of the Outer Banks, taking care of an old inn in Rodanthe, North Carolina with its elderly owner Mary Everett. Perhaps the salty breezes of the Atlantic and the warmth of summer sun on her face will help her find her direction. What she doesn’t expect to find is a story hidden away in a string of sea glass that will change her life forever. And complicating things is local fisherman Brody Harrison. All she’d wanted was to sink her toes in the sand and let the coastal breeze calm her aching heart. But Brody shakes up her plan in ways she’d never imagined. An uplifting summer escape that will strengthen your family bonds and have you believing in the incredible power of love.

If you enjoyed the TV movies based on Jenny’s books and are looking for more feel-good, small-town romance, look no further!

Marketing Information

  • Chart Positions: 3/9/23 #1 new release Contemporary American Fiction and Southern US Fiction; #6 Contemporary American Fiction; #7 Southern US Fiction; #14 Clean & Wholesome Romance; 4/27/23 #1 New Release in Clean and Wholesome Romance; 5/11/23 Top 500 in US, Simultaneous #1 new release in 2 formats (eBook: Clean & Wholesome Rom.; paperback: Single Women Fiction); #1 bestseller Clean & Wholesome Romance; #1 New Release Southern Fiction
  • National Mention: Bookbub’s “15 Charming Small-Town Romances”

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