I lived in California for about seven years a long time ago, and always enjoy stories set along the California coast. When I saw that Julie Carobini's new book was set at Hearst Castle I just had to reaad it. I only received my copy last Thursday and Friday began a very busy weekend for me. I have read about five chapters so far and I am loving the voice, the setting, and the characters. I feel like I'm on a mini vacation back to the blue Pacific and the awesome sunsets.
I will post a more personal review on this book when I've finished reading it, but in the meantime I hope the information here will whet your appetite to get yourself a copy and start reading it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I grew up as Julie Navarro, in a family of truly right-brained individuals. Among us you’ll find writers, artists, and musicians, all of us willing to talk about the arts at a moment’s notice.
Over the years, I’ve published several hundred articles and stories in magazines and books, including Aspire, Decision, Expecting, Focus on the Family, Key Magazine and God’s Abundance: 365 Days to a Simpler Life. As I wrote, I found a common theme cropping up: my family, the sea, and God’s timely work in the lives of those around me.
Maybe it was time to incorporate those interests into novels, I thought.
And so I did. Not once, but twice. Both times, God shut both doors and windows. So I continued to write and dream and raise my kids with Dan. Eventually I decided to write romantic seaside novels, and that’s where I found my voice.
When I’m not writing, marketing, or editing for others, I’m driving my kids around town, imagining that my mid-sized SUV is actually a sleek sailing yacht.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Fade to Blue, go HERE.
You can buy it at Amazon!