“Broken Sand Dollar” is the wonderful end of the Sand Dollar series by JD Boudreaux. I highly recommend reading the first two books before reading this one so you really know what is going on and get a feel for Alex’s journey. This book was such a treat to read. I LOVED the previous books and have been waiting for months for “Broken Sand Dollar” and it did NOT disappoint! This series spans years of Alex’s life, some in real time and a lot in flashbacks and JD Boudreaux did an amazing job weaving the story together. At the end of “Wish I Had a Nickel,” I could have told you exactly what I thought was going to happen to Alex in “Broken Sand Dollar.” Oh boy was I wrong! The turn of events in this book felt so right for Alex and what he has learned through therapy and self- reflection. The ladies of his life are all wonderful characters that all taught Alex something important and it was so great to read a book that touches on mental health and growth in such a positive way. So, I obviously loved this beautiful conclusion and give “Broken Sand Dollar” five well- earned stars!
Wish i Had a Nickel is book two in the Sand dollar series by JD Boudreaux. It is a tale of friends to lovers that was full of drama and feelings. This author brings the characters to life in a very clever and enthralling way.
Alex and Leigh were joined at the hip until separated by miles. They finally reunite, and begin on a journey of rediscovery and capturing back the connection they had so long ago. This story happened fast. So rast, I wasn’t ready for the finish. Each character is highly detailed, leaving no questions about who they are and what they want. Learning about them was exciting and breathtaking. The connection Alex and Leigh shared was riveting and certainly kept me glued to every word. I absorbed all that they felt, all that they wanted, all that they could give each other. It is always bittersweet when the end of such quality stories comes before you are aware it is happening. So engrossed with their story, it comes out of nowhere. What an experience it was to read Wish I Had a Nickel. I cannot wait for the next story in the Sand dollar series. 4 stars.
Broken Sand Dollar (The Sand Dollar Series Book 3)
By: J D Boudreaux
5 out of 5 stars
The story Broken Sand Dollar (The Sand Dollar Series Book 3) by J D Boudreaux is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It is a story that is both emotional and romantic. The book hooked me in from the very beginning and I found myself lost in its pages. I loved reading this story just as much as the first two. I enjoyed reading about the characters in the book. Alex, Penny, Leigh, and Payton are characters that are all brought forward into this story from the first two books. They are characters that I cared about and wanted them to be happy. The story is at times inspirational and has heartwarming moments. Alex is a man whose past relationships have not gone well. He is someone who feels he needs to save everyone. After all the disappointments he has gone through he has returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a place that has always had a piece of his heart. What does the future hold for Alex? Read this book to find out. My emotions went up and down when reading this story. There is bantering and interactions between the characters. Some of them show the deep emotions and feelings that the characters face. There is witty and moving dialogue. Don’t miss out on this wonderful and amazing story that is sure to capture your heart! I highly recommend it.
This has been a series that I have enjoyed from the first book and this book is no different. It is a story that took me on an emotional roller coaster from laughter to a few tears. It is a sweet romance story that rips at the heart strings but also made me mad in parts. I enjoyed how the characters make me feel as if I am part of the story. They will show you that love isn’t always easy but it is true. I highly recommend reading the conclusion to this series, you won’t regret picking it up.
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Broken Sand Dollar by J D Boudreaux
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Genre – Sweet Romance
Page Count – 426 Pages
Cover Designer – Ashley Byland and Redbird Designs
Publisher – Bienvenue Press
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It’s all about the love you give…
First there was Penny. Their relationship blossomed into something beautiful, and their engagement was proof of that. But her ambition, her need for success, meant moving forward…without Alex.
Then there was Leigh, his childhood sweetheart. She came rushing back into his life just as quickly as she had left in the first place. While helping her get her life back on track, Alex fell for her all over again. But the more she learned about Alex’s past, the more she learned about herself. Afraid of what may happen next, she does what she does best. Run.
All the while there was Payton. The woman who repeatedly found herself at the receiving end of Alex’s good deeds, who has slowly managed to get her life together. She’s forever grateful for all that he has done, but given the chance to reunite with her family, it will mean saying good-bye to Alex.
Now, while nursing his wounds after all the disappointment, Alex returns to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The place that’s always had a piece of his heart.
It’s there that he realizes it’s up to him to find his own way. Can he be still long enough to realize that what’s happened before is not the end… but the beginning?
~ AMAZON ~
Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, J D Boudreaux is married and has three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D will call it a perfect day!
Wish I Had a Nickel: A Sweet Romance by J.D. Boudreaux is the second book in The Sand Dollar series. What happens when you are separated by distance after being born 2 days apart. Alex and Leigh are the closest of friends until one moves away. After thirty years the two are reunited. Will they find their happily ever after.
Like the first book in the series (which I recommend reading first) these are sweet people that you are rooting for in the story. I liked this book even though I felt that it got a bit sappy at times. This isn’t a bad thing and a nice relief from the heavy drama, petty, and conniving characters that are so often seen in books. The characters are well written and there is so much attention to the details of the characters and the story. The writing gives a nice, easy flow to the story that has me losing track of time and not wanting to put the story down. I look forward to more of this in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1
Wish I Had a Nickel is the second book in the Sand Dollar Series. J. D. Bourdreaux is a mastermind at writing characters that are complex but, in the same fashion able to relate to them. Being that this is book 2, I recommend reading book 1 so that you will get more enjoyment out of this book. Ms. Bourdreaux has continued the story of Alex and Leigh. I felt a relax flow through this story as if Ms. Bourdreaux really had fun writing this book. This story has more than just romance in the story. There was more friendship, love, family, and fate in this story. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have. I am looking forward to the third book which is being released soon.
Wish I had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux a four-star read that you can wish upon. This is the second novel in the Sand Dollar series I have enjoyed the first book in the series Penny for your thoughts and then this one and I can’t wait for the third. This one is about second chances romance and sadness, love and drama, the author has great descriptive ways you will feel like you are there with them know what’s on each corner of the town, the author has built the story over the two books and the third will be better I’m sure as they build on each other. Alex is a compelling story teller and he will make you listen.
Review by @saraoxo
WISH I HAD A NICKEL J D BOUDREAUX
This story touched a place in my heart I try to keep locked away. No one wants to lose the person they love. But when you have no choice in the matter it makes it so much more heartbreaking. Alex is at a point in his life that he wants more but isn’t sure why he hasn’t taken the steps to get it. I honestly would love to meet a guy like Alex. He is a great character. Don’t get me wrong he is definitely flawed but he doesn’t pretend or put up airs about himself. I like that this is Alex’s story. We read so many books in the females PIC that when it’s a males it catches your attention. The author did a wonderful job with this book. The story was superfluous or exaggerated. When you read this book it almost read like a memory being told to someone. A sharing of a love never forgotten.
Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance by J.D. Boudreaux is the first book in the Sand Dollar Series. Penny is having the day that will not end. Alex is a good guy who comes to her aide in her time of need. Can one act of kindness actually change the course of someone’s life?
This is a sweet story that had me rooting for Penny and Alex. The two are realistic because they are not perfect and have their imperfections. Overall, I enjoyed this read but felt at times that the story dragged. I seemed to get overwhelmed by some of the dialogue. I liked the story and the characters and look forward to reading more from this series. I am hoping that the sweet characters continue into the next book.
Review by @sherimichelle1