Wednesday, August 10, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Shoal Waters by Normandie Fischer

Shoal Waters JustRead Blog + Review Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Shoal Waters by Normandie Fischer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Shoal Waters Title: Shoal Waters 
Series: Carolina Coast Stories #6 
Author: Normandie Fischer 
Publisher: Sleepy Creek Press 
Release Date: June 14, 2022 
Genre: Inspirational/Clean Women's Fiction 

Dementia, mad gunmen, and a yearning for something more make life difficult for the Beaufort folk in this series finale. 

Georgie's mind threatens to go walkabout, and she'd better get help soon if she's to stop her daughter from taking over. Enter granddaughter, Jeminy, a songwriter from L.A., and Eric, her lawyer. 

Jeminy hates herself and is pretty sure God does, too. There’s that huge unforgiveable sin, plus the boyfriend/manager who dumped her and lost her a music deal. Her mistakes. Her fault. 

When Mother plots to tuck Nana Georgie neatly into a nursing home to gain access to Nana’s money, Jeminy hightails it out of L.A. and back to Beaufort. God may still hate her in North Carolina, but at least she’ll be on hand to protect her beloved grandmother. 

Enter Eric, the lawyer hired to help Georgie protect herself--and possibly Jeminy, too. But Eric just rescued his orphaned stepson from Social Services, and while he’s adept at legal briefs and courtroom dramas, classrooms and angry second graders are brand new territory. 

Guitar in hand, Jeminy tries to write songs to jumpstart her flagging career, but when someone threatens her life, she has to ask why. Could it have to do with the money missing from her bank accounts (and maybe her unstable ex)? If she prays for help, will God even listen to someone with her baggage? 

With the help of the Beaufort crew, a new father and a terrified musician struggle to safeguard everyone they love, but it’s going to take more than good neighbors to show each of them the true meaning of grace. 

I really enjoy Romantic Suspense books and I was quite intrigued to read this novel. Shoal Waters by Normandie Fischer is Book 6 in the Carolina Coast Series. I have not read any of the other books in this series, although it might be a good idea to do so. 

Jemima  Buchanan, affectionately known as Jeminy, is a songwriter from L.A. She loves her Nana Georgie so much that she decides to move back to small town Beaufort, North Carolina to help her aging Grandma. Going back home also offers her the "escape" from her past and some big mistakes made in L.A. Jeminy finds out her own mother is trying to control Nana's accounts and might even be stealing from Nana Georgie. Jeminy hires a lawyer, Eric Houston, to help navigate the financial issues and to make sure affairs are in order for Nana Georgie. Eric is a big help to Jeminy, even as he navigates the courts for custody of his orphaned stepson. Jeminy turns to her guitar and begins writing songs so her career doesn't fail. Jeminy is concerned when her life is threatened. She feels God is Mad at her for her sinful past and she wonders if she prays will God listen. Will Jeminy and Eric be able to save Nana Georgie from the hands of Jeminy's mom and keep her affairs in order? Does Jeminy feel the LOVE of God in her life again? 

I must say it took a bit for me to get into the storyline, probably because I have not YET read any of the other books in this series. The author does a GREAT job of explaining the characters in this book, especially Eric who was previously introduced in earlier books. I really enjoyed the storyline of a Granddaughter helping her Grandma and leaving her dreams and past behind. I think Jeminy was happy to leave L.A. in hopes of a new start and getting her sins out of her mind. Eric was an outstanding character and a wonderful help to Jeminy and his stepson! The story tackled some sensitive topics like Abortion, Dementia, Aging Grandparents and so much more. The author eloquently addresses those topics. The Suspense and Romance in this book made this a page turner book! GREAT BOOK! 

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Normandie Fischer 

Normandie Fischer had the best of several worlds: a Southern heritage, access to schooling in the DC area (which meant lots of cultural adventures), and several years of sculpture studies in Italy. It might have been better for her if she'd used all these opportunities more wisely, but it's possible that the imperfect and the unwise also add fodder for the artist and the writer.

Her life changed radically when she married the love of her life at an age when some would have said she was over the hill and way past her prime. (Clichés often speak the truth, don't they?) A lifelong sailor, she was delighted to find that Michael also longed to cruise lovely waters, which is what they did from Northern CA to Mexico, spending too-few years in the incomparable Sea of Cortez. Sea Venture, their 50' ketch, is back home in North Carolina now because Normandie's mama needed care. Still, it's gorgeous there, too, and she can write from home as easily as she could on the boat. 

Her two grown children and two step-sons are handsome (or gorgeous, as the case may be), talented, and a delight. And now there's a granddaughter and grandson in the mix--woohoo! She just wishes they lived a lot closer to home.

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(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and one signed book written by Normandie Fischer (winner's choice)!

Shoal Waters JustRead Giveaway 

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 10, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 17, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Shoal Waters, this sounds like an excellent book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories

Carrie @ JustRead Tours said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks so much for sharing your review!

Shelly Peterson said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like the cover

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Shoal Waters by author Normandie Fischer sounds like a great book to read on a summer's day!

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traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like the perfect read for one more getaway to the beach!

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