Hi again, dear friends! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Suzanne Woods Fisher and her contemporary Carol Award finalist book On a Coastal Breeze! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.
FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!
ON A COASTAL BREEZE
SERIES: Three Sisters Island #2
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction
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.
I asked the author…
What is your favorite quote from On a coastal Breeze and why did you choose it??
“On this island, time slows down.”
Despite all of the difficulties of living through a global pandemic, few would deny there’s been one silver lining: Time slowed down. Suddenly, people had space in their life for the things they’d always been meaning to do but didn’t have time. Hobbies were started, closets were purged, house improvement projects got underway, on and on.
Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine is the place in my novel where the pace of life slows. It’s so remote that it doesn’t even have reliable cell phone service. At first, the Grayson family struggles to get the island up to speed, but there’s just something about an island. It won’t cooperate. Soon, the family starts slowing down to the island’s pace and that’s when life takes some surprising twists and turns.
You don’t need to live on the island (or suffer through a global pandemic) to make life slow down. One friend called the time under lockdown as a “life recalibration.” He said that it shed light on how he’d been using his time, and revealed areas in which he’d been squandering it. As the world starts to pick up its pace, I hope we won’t forget the lesson of protecting this precious gift.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Moonlight School and the Three Sisters Island, Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California.
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What about you? What makes you want to read the contemporary Carol Award finalist On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?