#Giveaway ~ Release day! SUMMER BY THE BEACH available now! #excerpt #books #SmallTown #romance #readers

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Join me for a release week party with excerpts and $25 gift card giveaway.

Today is the release of the fifth book and final book in

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series…



Back Cover Blurb:

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series concludes with a charming second-chance romance!

As summer winds down with the promise of a long-awaited wedding, the island’s new yoga instructor is drawn into an arrangement with the one man who wants nothing to do with her.

In this summertime novella, Summer Turner has returned to Bluestar Island and opened the Beach Love Yoga studio. Anxious to expand her clientele, she is not expecting her former friend Greg Hoover to be one of her students. Their friendship was already in tatters after an ill-timed kiss. But when a family emergency draws them closer, their relationship is tested. Maybe this summer will be the season for forgiveness…and love.

Includes a recipe for Summer’s buttery blueberry pound cake!

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series:
Book 1 – on #sale for 99¢ –Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah)
Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)

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What readers are saying:

5 Stars “The author delivers another sweet, touching, clean romance in this latest book. This time the story belongs to a couple of friends of the Bell family.” Goodreads

5 Stars “I’m not sure I’m ready to leave Bluestar Island. I may try to rent a room somewhere… Summer and Greg go back a long way – they grew up together and were always the best of friends. The kind of friends that are always there for one another, no questions asked. But then they grew up, dated other people, and it seems they always missed their chance to be much…more.”


This isn’t the end for Bluestar Island!

The saga continues with a new family.

Meet the Turner family in…
Book 1 – Brass Anchor Inn (Josie’s story)


EXCERPT / Part 1


Four years ago…

If she was going to do this…she needed to do it now.

It was so much easier said than done.

Summer Turner strolled through Beachcomber Park. It was a beautiful August day. The clear blue sky allowed the sun to shine brightly while the gentle sea breeze kept the temperature feeling comfortable.

The island was still busy with the last of the summer tourists enjoying a vacation before they returned to the daily grind of work and school. Summer never minded the crush of visitors during the summer months. To her, it gave Bluestar a sense of energy that it lacked the other times of the year.

Could she really move away? She didn’t think this decision would weigh on her so much. But if she wanted to further her education, leaving was her only option. She didn’t know exactly what the future held for her, but she knew getting her business degree would help her find an occupation she was passionate about—at least she hoped so.

She had been working at the Island’s Welcome Center since she was in high school. She’d been working there since she was in high school. And though she loved meeting new people, she needed something more challenging.

She wished she was more like her best friend, Emma. She’d known what she wanted to do in life since she was a kid. And now that Emma had qualified to be on the Songbird reality show, the island was all abuzz with excitement. Summer was certain her friend would win the singing competition in the fall. And her friend’s amazing journey had spurred her to go on her own adventure—even if it was less glamorous.

Just to be sure going back to school was the right decision after being away from it for close to a decade, Summer had taken a couple of summer classes in Boston. And she had been surprised and relieved by how easily things had come back to her.

She’d applied to be a full-time student for the fall semester and had been accepted. It was like everything was falling into place. The hard part would be telling people she was leaving the island.


She’d know that voice anywhere. She turned around to find Greg Hoover approaching her. She tilted her head upward until their gazes met. With Greg’s height of six feet seven inches, he made her feel short, even though she was five feet ten inches. She’d been the tallest girl in her class.


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25 Responses

  1. Lori R

    I would like to go to New England in October and stay in a quaint inn or in the mountains in a cabin.

  2. Penney Wilfort

    I would love to go to Brazil. Thanks for the review this sounds very good

  3. Peggy Clayton

    I would love to go to Maine as haven’t been on the east coast at all,. We did go to Va many years ago for a weekend to meet someone that was it no touring.

  4. Cathy French

    I have always wanted to go to Fiji. I’m afraid though that I may not ever come back

  5. Gale

    I’d love to be near water – I think living in the desert is making that a priority! – so not picky. I can feel my toes in water now… 🙂

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