Friday, April 21, 2017

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio
◊ Paperback: 346 pages
◊ Genre: Women’s Fiction, Literature
◊ Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing (March 8, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1543115276
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1543115277


From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Blues comes a novel of summers you never forget and friendships that never fade.

After a heartbreaking summer on the Connecticut shore, a group of beach friends is as adrift as an unmoored rowboat. When a dismayed Jason Barlow drives as far away from the sea as he can, leaving behind his wife, Maris, as well as their stately cottage on the bluff, that news hits like a sudden wave. Gathering over an intimate meal in a coastal diner, the friends make a solemn pact to lean on each other and not make any more rash decisions.
Which is all well and good, until each friend wavers--testing relationships, commitments, and especially love in the little beach community of Stony Point. But can the magic of the weathered boardwalk, whispering lagoon grasses, and sweet salt air cure what ails them?
Like a swaying seashell wind chime, Beach Breeze is a book that leaves echoes of summer's sweetness and sadness, long after the last page is turned.

Author Joanne DeMaio takes readers on an adrenaline-fueled ride from the opening paragraph to the last line. The story moves at a good pace while holding readers captive with the unfolding events.

Taking a good dose of heartache and blending it nicely with friendship and determination, the author creates a roller coaster ride of emotions. The characters stand on their own and as a group of dedicated friends. The conflicts and care among the characters bounces off the pages through the author’s vivid descriptions and eye for detail.

DeMaio lets her characters experience the joys and sorrows of life so readers can live through them. This is an emotional story that will tug at your heartstrings and have you reaching out to your best friend to reassure that link is still strong.

Readers can read this story on its own but a much greater understanding would come about from reading the books in order. This is a touching story that will stay with you long after you finish the last line. There’s also a sneak peek at the end concerning the next story to come dealing with these amazing friends.

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, @2017, ISBN: 978-1543115277, Paperback, 346 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. 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. What are your thoughts on friendship? Does that bond help you through ups and downs?


  1. This sounds great. Heart-tugging, but positive.
    And yes, friendship is immensely valuable.

  2. It sounds like a really deep and thoughtful exploration of friendship, Mason. And I like the setting! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Mason - how lovely to see Joanne with another book out - and I bet these books are such good reads - reaching into the depths of our emotions ... love the fact they are set on a rocky coastline ... cheers Hilary

  4. Sounds like a good read! Best of luck to Joanne!

  5. Just in time for summer reading--a beachy and inspired read.


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