Returning Home - Kelly Elliott

Returning Home

By Kelly Elliott

  • Release Date: 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings


The Seaside Chronicle

July 12, 2022

Buzz Bait


News on the docks is Adelaide Bradley is back in Seaside, and rumor has it she's here to stay! (No ring was spotted on her finger, I might add!) After eight long years of living in the big city and working for Massachusetts General, she has decided to return to the shores. One can only imagine how thrilled Barbara and Keegan are to have their oldest daughter back.

But it makes you wonder if Adelaide will continue to persue her nursing career or is she here to help at her family's restaurant, The Seaside Grill.

A little seagull has planted in my ear that Gannon Wilson is taking the news rather well, considering Adelaide broke his heart all those years ago. I did notice Gannon has been working more than usual, piloting that precious cargo through our ship channel. Maybe he is picking up extra hours to purchase a piece of jewelry, considering he was seen in Reef Jewelers only days ago.

We're rooting for the two of them to reunite at least as friends. Everyone knows the former homecoming king and queen had a bright future ahead of them until…well…that's another story for another issue, Seasiders!

Fair winds and following seas!


  • Refund

    By Tanyshka
    Why did they charge me for the book? I want to return from back
  • Yawn

    By Heather.901
    I’ve read a lot of books from this author but I just couldn’t get into this book. I didn’t even finish the last 2 chapters. Too much of the book was preparing you for the next book. Usually there’s some kind of drama and that only lasted about .5 seconds in this book. Too boring.
  • Continually obsessed with Kelly and her books!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    Continually obsessed with Kelly and her books! This story was more mild and less dramatic of a storyline from Kelly – Addie and Gannon were high school sweethearts who went different ways in life after graduation. Deciding to be realistic, they break up, but vow to keep in touch and hope that fate brings them back together down the road. Almost a decade later, these two have fallen out of touch, but all that changes when Addie decides to return home, where Gannon has already relocated a few years prior. Realizing this is his chance, Gannon decides to go after Addie since his feelings have never changed over the years, and Addie’s haven’t either. We as the readers see these two get to know each other as adults, with an underlying theme that time can pass and people can change, but in the end, there are some things that stay the same no matter how long has passed. This was a sweet story, and I can’t wait to see where this new series takes us! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Already in love with Seaside!

    By Cheryl33610
    And right out of the gate, I’m in love with the Seaside Chronicles series! Gannon and Adelaide are the very definition of second chance romance. Their breakup as teens going off in different directions was sad, of course, but somehow they knew they’d find their way back to each other. And they did, with very little drama and angst, but with much love and understanding. And more than a little gossip and interest from their small coastal town. I already can’t wait to read the next book!
  • Great start to a new series!

    By Heather L.C.
    I really enjoyed this book. I’ve been reading Kelly’s books since the beginning and while I hate when a series ends because I always want more. But I also cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next. And The Seaside Chronicles won’t disappoint. I loved the Seaside Chronicle gossip section! I really want to know who’s writing them, as much as everyone living in Seaside! I love Gannon and Adelaide. This is a very well written second change love story! It’s hard to make the decisions they made at such a young age, but it really did make them stronger. I love that we will continue to see Gannon and Adelaide’s relation in the next books. This series isn’t a stand-alone series, you’ll want to read them in order as the stories are interconnected! I cannot wait to read Part of Me!!!
  • Great start to a new series!!

    By Kerris Reading Corner
    Dear Seasiders, It should come as no surprise that Kelly Elliott has once again charmed me with her small town, second chance love story. I've said it 1000 times, no one does small town like Kelly Elliott but I loved how she incorporated the big city into it too. As the first in a brand new series set in New England, Elliott does a fantastic job world building. The small town of Seaside was so vivid in my mind as read. The cast of secondary characters have me completely intrigued. Gannon and Addie's story is low on drama but high on heat and love. There were definitely some laugh-out-loud moments as well as emotional ones, but overall Returning Home is a heartwarming story that will leave a smile on your face. A true love that stands the test of time and distance. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series because that ending has my mind conjuring up so many different scenarios. Til next time.... Fair winds and following seas!
  • Returning Home

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars Returning Home is book 1 in the new Seaside Chronicles series by Kelly Elliott and a great start to this new series! Gannon and Adelaide were high school sweethearts who decides to split as friends, keep in contact and still pursue different directions for their future but now 8 years later, she moves back home… What happens when they on to see where it all ends…chemistry, fate, soul mates and a second chance.
  • New series!

    By Annie13:)
    Five stars for this new series by the amazingly talented Kelly Elliott. Returning Home is a heartwarming second chance romance that will have you laughing, have you swooning and have you falling in love. These new characters are very likable. I can’t wait for the next books in this series because these are not stand-alone books. You get a new couple but the story line is all connected. Gannon and Adelaide were high school sweethearts who amicably broke up after their senior year. But as fate would have it Adelaide is back and Gannon is so excited to have his girl home. Now is the time he has been waiting for. Adelaide knows her heart belongs to Gannon and she hopes that they can rekindle their relationship when she moves back home. We follow along as these two learn new things about each other. But these two can’t do anything without it ending up in the weekly gossip column of the Seaside Chronicle. This is where everyone gets to know about everyone’s business. This new series is really addicting…they way each character is introduced has you flipping the pages to find out more. Kelly Elliott remains the small town romance Queen! Highly recommended!