Monday, May 18, 2020

On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher: Review & Giveaway

About the Book
On a Coastal Breeze (Three Sisters Island Book #2) by [Suzanne Woods Fisher]
Book:  On A Coastal Breeze

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre:  Amish 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!

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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 series, Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop’s Family series, The Deacon’s Family series, 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, Amish Values for Your Family and Amish Proverbs. Suzanne lives in California. Learn more about Suzanne Woods Fisher by visiting her website and follow her on Facebook (@SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor) and Twitter (@suzannewfisher).
25 of the Most Beautiful Maine Islands

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Dear Reader,

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.



Despite being easily accessed by a 20-25 minute ferry ride from Portland, Great Diamond is often overshadowed by its better-known neighbor.
Never Late Ferry
My Thoughts

On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher has Madison Grayson, newly licensed as family and marriage therapist, setting up her practice on Three Sisters Island, Maine.  Maddie is optimistic and happy until she learns the identity of the new pastor who happens to be parachuting onto the island (talk about an entrance) on the day she is opening her practice.  Rick O’Shea tormented from kindergarten through her senior year of high school.  Maddie hopes she can avoid him, but that is hard to do on the postage stamped sized Three Sisters Island.  Blaine is returning home for the summer after a year at culinary school.  She has news for her father that Blaine knows he will not take well.  Cameron is busy submitting grants to fund the self-sufficient, renewable energy program she wants to implement on the island.  When Cam is working on a project, she makes it her sole focus which can be detrimental. 
  On a Coastal Breeze is the 2nd novel in the Three Sisters Island series.  While it can be read on its own, I recommend reading On a Summer Tide first (it is fabulous).  I thought On a Coastal Breeze was well-written with developed, realistic characters on a beautiful island. There are some delightful quirky residents with my favorite being Peg Legg who runs the Lunch Counter and is the island’s mayor.  I just love Three Sisters Island.  It sounds like a great place to live.   I can certainly understand why Cam wants the get the island its own energy source with the electric cutting out every day for hours at a time.  The focus of On a Coastal Breeze is Maddie, but we catch up with Cam, Blaine, and Paul as well.  Blaine is known for not finishing what she starts which worries her father.  The author touches on a delicate subject which I thought was handled very well.   I am eager to read Blaine’s story in the next Three Sisters Island novel.  I enjoyed the humor in the story (I love a book that makes me laugh).  I liked the flashbacks into Maddie’s life.  It allows us to see what transpired between Rick and Maddie when they were kids as well as to understand Maddie’s feelings.  My favorite thing in On a Coastal Breeze is the little duck that takes a fancy to Paul.  As Paul said, some men get a dog as their faithful companion, he gets a duck.  Fear is the main theme in On a Coastal Breeze.  We see how fear affects each member of the Grayson family.  My favorite line is, “All of life is a risk.”  The only thing I found disappointing was the wedding scene (you will see why when you read the book).  On a Coastal Breeze is a delightful and touching novel with culinary catastrophes, an uneasy youth, funding misfortunes, a charismatic clergyman, decision dilemma, and a doting duck.

Camp cottage
Cottage at Camp Kicking Moose

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 here to enter.  Good Luck!  On a Coastal Breeze is available from Amazon* as well as On a Summer Tide (first novel in Three Sisters Island series).  On a Summer Tide is available through Kindle Unlimited. Thank you for visiting today.  Tomorrow I am reviewing Her Amish Suitor's Secret by Carrie Lighte.  It is the 3rd novel in Amish of Serenity Ridge series.  I hope you have an inspiring day.  Take care, stay safe and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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A Quiet Moment (c.1920). Rowland Wheelwright (British, 1870-1955). Oil on canvas. Wheelwright was a painter of naturalistic genre scenes and showed a particular delight in painting the young girls of the 1920s and 30s, often bathing or enjoying the delights of the countryside.

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  1. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and I enjoyed the description of the book. Looking forward to reading it.

  2. I think it would be fun to have a pet duck! :D Loved the first book and can't wait to read the second one!

  3. Excellent review! Thank you for sharing.