“Shoal Waters” ~ a JustRead Blog & Review Tour & Giveaway (ends 8/17/22)

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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. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository | IndieBound | BookBub  


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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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My thoughts

I entered Normandie Fischer’s Carolina Coast series late in the game; all the way to book #6, Shoal Waters. And yet, the author brought enough backstory along with each character that I didn’t feel lost at all. (Of course, those little tastes of each peripheral character’s stories just made me want to go back and read books #1-5!)

So the protagonists of Shoal Waters are all different types of people, with different challenges going on; grandmother Georgie, who’s struggling with some occasional dementia symptoms. Then, there’s her granddaughter Jeminy, who’s pursuing the songwriting business in LA but who had untrustworthy people doing the so-called “management” of her assets and royalties. Eric is an attorney whose wife left him four years ago, with their son; his ex takes the money he transfers to her each month but doesn’t allow him to see the boy.

But life happens. And even though it’s not always evident, God’s hand and His love for His children is intertwined with the events that each character experiences. Loss–then a move back home, to new life. A different kind of loss–and then the beloved child is back. Georgie’s momentary losses of her short-term memories–but then companions to lighten the load and support.

Redemption. Love. Renewal. Community. Pick up Normandie (isn’t that the most lovely name?) Fischer’s Shoal Waters. Her characters go through hard things (sometimes truly terrible ones). Yet rescue is waiting on the other side; and sometimes, right in the middle of the trials. You will cheer for Georgie, for Jeminy, for Eric and Danny; and sometimes even for the more “villainous” characters. In the end, good just might come for them as well!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.