◊ Paperback: 420 pages
◊ Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Women
◊ Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 17, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1532874693
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1532874697
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.
Author Joanne DeMaio has an ease about her writing that gently pulls you into her stories. The smooth rhythmic flow of the story is similar to the gentle ebbing of the ocean she so effortlessly writes about.
DeMaio’s characters are well-developed, realistic and quite likable. Their actions and emotions are such readers can relate to them. The close-knit atmosphere of the core cast of characters adds depth to the story.
Through vivid descriptions and rich details, readers can almost feel the ocean breeze and hear the sand crunch under their feet. Through a mix of returning characters and a few new ones, the author creates a melting pot of intrigue. The setting is tranquil and inviting.
BEACH BLUES is a fascinating story dealing with the unpredictable lives of several people calling Stony Point home for the summer. With a few twists and turns, the author draws the story to a conclusion in such a heart-pounding way you can’t wait to see what’s to come in the next story.
A good mixture of romance, humor, friendship and devotion with a touch of heartache makes this the perfect summer read. DeMaio never fails to deliver an entertaining story with an ending I didn’t see coming.
Beach Blues by Joanne DeMaio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, @2016, ISBN: 978-1532874697, Paperback, 420 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve caught your attention with Joanne’s latest release. Be sure and check it out. Do you spend your summers at the beach? If not, would you like to?