“I love this story.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In the tender, heartwarming tradition of Nicholas Sparks, this compelling novel of two strangers in a small coastal town marks a romantic tour de force for internationally bestselling author Davis Bunn.
He had not come all this way just to break another woman’s heart.
When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown L.A., he’s not sure where he’s going or what he’s looking for. Putting his acting career—and his fiancée—on hold, he’s searching for something he can’t define, a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Once he dreamed of being a singer in the classic style of Sinatra and Bennett. But his lean good looks soon landed him in movies as the sexy “bad guy”—and in the arms of a famous young heiress. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay—where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices…
She needed to know his secrets, and to see if he’d tell her the truth.
Sylvie Cassick is nothing like the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood. The daughter of a nomadic painter, she’s had to work hard for everything—unlike Connor’s fiancée. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of Sylvie’s restaurant, he feels as if he’s finally come home. Sylvie isn’t sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiter’s job. Yet once he serenades her customers—and slowly works his way into her heart—she realizes there’s more to him than he’s letting on. And Connor realizes he’s found his destiny. But as the outside world encroaches, threatening their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for, and be the man Sylvie deserves.
Filled with bittersweet longing, Miramar Bay is an unforgettable journey through doubt and desire—to the truth that can be discovered along the road less taken.
Advance Praise For Miramar Bay
“I love this story. Davis Bunn hits a high note with Miramar Bay. The pages flew; I couldn’t read it fast enough. This is truly the break-out book for Davis Bunn." —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Not since Jan Karon’s Mitford series have I read such a rich and beautiful tapestry of people, place and purpose as Davis Bunn’s Miramar Bay. I always know when I’m immersed in a piece of great literature. I want to be the hero. I never want my quest to end. What an absolute joy.” —Brian Bird, executive producer, Touched by an Angel; writer-producer, Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart
“A true delight. Davis Bunn has penned a classic. This story of life's second chances is wonderfully woven with mystery and romance. Miramar Bay is not to be missed.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress
Praise For Davis Bunn And His Bestselling Novels
“No stranger to bestsellers (Strait of Hormuz, Lion of Babylon) . . . Bunn has created a stunning, multilayered tale of power and, ultimately, hope.”
“A feast of suspense. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal
“Superb writing. In a class by itself.” —Providence Journal
“Another wonderful story. You’ll re-read this book every year.” —Grand Rapids Press
“Bunn has comfortably made the transition to mainstream readers, and his popularity shows no sign of abating.” —Booklist
“Bunn has excelled in creating a deeply emotional read that will resonate with readers.”
“A deeply satisfying rad and a beautifully crafted portrait of small-town life.”