Saturday, June 18, 2016

#MMBBR #Review Beach Blues by @JoanneDeMaio


New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio invites you to spend the summer by the sea, in a quaint New England beach town where friends and love await just outside the cottage doors.

Celia Gray finds herself house-sitting a silver-shingled cottage at Stony Point. She arrives with her guitar, a few staging jobs ... and a bit of summertime sadness. That is, until an unforgettable group of beach friends draws her in like a breath of salt air.

Sal DeLuca heard the words in a dream: Take me to the sea. So after a decade of demanding work, he takes his first vacation in years. Trading in his suit and tie for blue jeans and boat shoes, Sal unexpectedly arrives at his mother's shabby inn on the Connecticut shore, winding his way into the lives and hearts of the close-knit beach community.

When Stony Point's two wash-ashores, Sal and Celia, meet, some say it's a match made in beach-heaven. And so begins a sweet seaside summer ... forging friendships, adventures and new love. But all is not at ease in the gentle sea breeze as a dark secret turns the tide for the Stony Point crew.

Beach Blues is a novel bringing you right to its secluded fishing shack and weathered boardwalk, to its wooden rowboat and lantern-lit porches. A novel that welcomes you, as much as it may break your heart.

Joanne DeMaio

JOANNE DEMAIO is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut and is currently at work on her next book. Her latest novels include BEACH BLUES and THE DENIM BLUE SEA.

To learn more, visit Joannedemaio.com. She also enjoys hearing from readers at Facebook.com/JoanneDeMaioAuthor


BEACH BLUES has a slightly different spin than DeMaio's other books, which shows that there is something new to look forward to with each and every book DeMaio writes.  I love that there continues to be depth in the novels that DeMaio writes, which makes opening a new book by her so much fun.  Life is sad...there is loss, heartache and hurt feelings.  These are universal themes, that make a reader get the feels.  In BEACH BLUES, you will definitely get the feels.  DeMaio writes characters that are flawed, struggling and real.  That makes her books so readable.  I was transported in this book and became very attached to the characters...some that were known to me and others that were new.  I adored every moment and cannot wait for more books by this very talented and gifted writer!  5 stars


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