Book: Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Carolina Coast Stories Book 1) by Normandie Fischercategories: Book, Women's Fiction, Southern Fiction, Love Story, Sailing, Cruising, Children, Southern Life, Loneliness, Friendship, Romance
Normandie Fischerabout this book: From award-winning author, Normandie Fischer, comes a story of a successful, small-town Southern woman who makes jewelry, shares an art shop with her best friend, and sails a little boat from her dock. Life is good. And then an old beau comes to town, a man who dumped Tadie way back when, and he wants her back--in spite of having a wife and two daughters in tow.
Seeing him provokes thoughts she'd rather sublimate and makes her yearn for an illusive "more" --whatever that means. When a still-grieving widower and his little daughter sail into the creek in a broken boat, they--and their boat--capture the town's imagination.
It's almost a relief when a hurricane blows in because the weather matches Tadie's mood--until Will and Jilly take shelter in her home and she finds herself battling her attraction to Will. Even worse, the feeling is mutual, tempting them all with what-ifs that petrify Will, who has sworn never to fall in love again. Mired in misunderstanding, he takes advantage of the clear skies and hauls Jilly out of there and back to his broken boat so fast, Tadie's head spins. Soon they'll sail right out of Beaufort, and she'll still be here, an old maid, pasting on a smile so that no one will see her shattered heart.
• "Normandie Fischer can illustrate loneliness as if she has lived through it herself." — Linda Yezak, 77 Peppermint Place
• "It's a rare book that draws you in from the first page, wraps its cover around you, and warmly envelops you in its unfolding tale. This book did that for me..." — Lita Smith-Mines, Boating Times of Long Island
• "Becalmed is truly masterfully written... It's a must read and going on my Top Ten for 2013 list." — Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket, Southern-fried Fiction
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