Monday, June 20, 2011
Fade to Blue
Julie Carobini writes seaside novels filled with faith, flip flops, and waves of grace. Other books in her acclaimed Otter Bay series include Sweet Waters and A Shore Thing. She has also written articles for Decision and Focus on the Family magazines and received awards from the National League of Pen Women. Julie and her husband Dan have three children and live on California’s central coast.
Suz Mitchell is the determined dreamer we should all be and won't allow her ex-husband Len's jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah's life. An accomplished artist, she moves with her child across the country to California's central coast and lands a sweet job restoring priceless paintings at the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the ocean.
To her utter surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, is also now working at Hearst and jumbles the dreams inside Suz's heart. While sorting out the awkwardness of their past split and current spiritual differences, a repentent Len shows up eager to restore his family.
Fade to Blue is a perfect beach read, enjoyable romance, great characters, a delightful story about Seth and Suz who haven't seen each other in five years and are brought together again while trying to put the pieces of their lives back together. Suz is in the midst of a divorce and has a young son, she has so many hurts to deal with from the past. Seth tries to help but his being there only makes matters worse or so Suz thinks.
I like the way Julie makes the characters come alive, I got so involved in this fabulous story I missed a few hours sleep! I give it 4.5 stars.
I received an e-copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Fade to Blue
SubTitle: An Otter Bay Novel
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub Date: 05/15/2011