On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher had me enthralled. I couldn’t put it down! It was a fantastic follow-up to On a Summer Tide from the Three Sisters Island series. Not only did Fisher create relatable, believable, and insightful characters; but the setting and dynamic between these unique island folk is totally charming and realistic.
I loved that this installment in the series also surrounds Memorial Day weekend. It creates a fun way I, as the reader, can relate to the characters as they experience the ebb and flow of life leading up to a holiday weekend that marks days, years, and months with special memories and feelings. Fisher creates relationships that are so adeptly described, family dynamics that mirror real life, and oh these sisterly relationships are so irritatingly true! She paints vivid and complex pictures of sibling relationships that take you on the rollercoaster ride that is so.stinking.real!
With the introduction of Pastor Rick we have a whole new adventure to join in on as we learn more about how the three sisters (Cam, Maddy, and Blaine) grew up and as we understand Maddy more deeply through her own self reflections and trips down memory lane. We continue to learn more about Cam and Seth’s relationship (that began in book one) and as memories unfold, characters grow and life on the island changes we learn lessons along with them. Fisher uses flashbacks; unique story settings like community meetings; Maddy’s therapist office; and the family dinner table to take us on these journeys.
I so appreciate that Fisher entwines faith, mental health, therapy, healing from trauma, differently abled individuals, community dynamics, civic engagement, and self improvement in the pages of her stories. While I absolutely love Fishers historical fiction works I think these contemporary stories are even more interesting. You can read more about the book below, hear from Fisher herself, and enter a giveaway so keep on reading.
Thanks to Celebrate Lit Bloggers and the publisher for my copy of the book. All opinions I shared here are my own.
About the Book
Book: On A Coastal Breeze
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020
For Madison Grayson, life is good. Newly licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she can’t wait to start her practice. Despite the unfortunate shortage of eligible bachelors on the island–they’re all too young, too old, or too weird–Maddie feels like she’s finally found her sweet spot. Not even one panic attack in the last year. Not one.
And then Ricky O’Shea drops in. Literally. Floating down from the pure blue sky, the one man in the world she hoped never to see again–the one who’d been her archnemesis from kindergarten through her senior dance–parachutes into town, landing on Boon Dock, canopy draping behind him like a superhero. Ricky O’Shea. Now Pastor Rick, the new minister on Three Sisters Island.
Time to panic.
With wit and a bit of whimsy, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Three Sisters Island where family, forgiveness, and a second chance at love await.
Click here to get your copy!
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.
More from Suzanne
The minute you step off the ferry and onto Three Sister Island, magic begins. Crisp ocean air acts like an elixir. Stress starts to evaporate, like a wisp of steam from a cup of hot tea. Happiness moves in, and you’ll feel more cheerful, more positive about the future.
And then there’s time! Somehow, there seems to be plenty of it.
Little things will catch your notice—finding seashells on the beach, watching waves crash against the rocks, gazing at the star-studded night sky.
Life just starts to slow down…and you wonder if you really want to ever leave Three Sisters Island.
Nor do you have to! That’s the beauty of books—they are the perfect escape. Always available, just waiting to be picked up. Always ready to transport you to a fresh and new state of mind.
On a Coastal Breeze is that kind of a read. The Grayson Family saga continues as they move to Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine for a fresh start. Maddie Grayson takes center stage in this story. Life is finally coming together for Maddie. On the very day she opens her counseling practice, she spots a billowing skydiver. Parachuting in is Ricky O’ Shea—the one person on earth Maddie hoped she’d never see again. But Rick’s the new pastor for the island’s only church and he’s not about to leave. That’s when sparks start to fly.
Join me for a getaway by the sea that will leave you in a happy, relaxed, vacation-y state of mind…without leaving your home. Once you board the Never Late Ferry, even in your imagination, the island will take it from there.
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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of her book to five winners!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.