A novel about new beginnings, fresh starts, and taking chances, Half Moon Harbor is a great read. This type of story is something I would enjoy taking with me on vacation. The storyline kept my interest, was well paced, and I was able to read it within 3 days. I couldn't put it down. Kauffman's characters are well-developed, and interesting. I will definitely go back and read the first of the series, and am looking forward to the 3rd installment.