Six authors, five islands, and all the romance and happily-ever-after you can handle.
What’s in a face?
You have read make up tip all week, and I know there have been some fantastic ones. I hope you have enjoyed reading each one.
In keeping with the spirit of “Gram”, my tip doesn’t come from myself but my grandma A.
Grandma A was a sassy sort but she had very specific things she thought was proper. For example, “A woman never leaves the house without her purse, a hanky, or her lipstick perfectly applied.” I think she told me once that a woman was never fully dressed with out her lipstick on. She never applied mascara or eyeshadow. It was just the lipstick and it was always the perfect shade.
Even when dementia robbed her memories, she still applied that lipstick and asked for her purse before leaving the house. It was in those moments that we all still got a glimpse of the lady she was.
About More than a Heartthrob
Whoever said beauty is only skin deep lied. Beauty begins from within.
Jazzy is comfortable in her own skin, but the world cringes at it. Her personal armor since her teen years, makeup hides the scars that make anyone who sees them wince. The true test of any friend is: will they accept her without it?
Chris races to Hooper Island to escape a life-altering situation. The only person he knows and can trust there is a woman he met once. It wasn’t a good meeting. Lost and lonely after being the center of attention in Hollywood, he won’t risk losing the one friend he has.
Befriending Chris poses a risk Jazzy is loath to take. If anyone will reject her for her scars, it’ll be a guy whose life is focused on beauty. But as she helps him work through his own problems and his struggles with faith, will she gather the courage to pluck the plank from her own eye?
Once alone and vulnerable, will Jazzy and Chris rely on one another? Or will the force of their polar opposite lives push them apart—for good.
More Than a Heartthrob continues the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
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Join Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Rachel Skatvold, Tabitha Bouldin, Carolyn Miller, and myself as we take you to the Independence Islands.
The Independence Islands–a group of seven fictional islands off the
coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Their history began pre-colonial
period and continues until this day.
Mimosa is large, touristy, and everything the lower five
islands don’t want theirs to become. However, locals do miss
having some of the amenities that come with higher populations and those
dratted tourists. They’ve always voted to keep strangers from destroying
their tranquil lives, but with a changing world, will they have to adapt
to modern revenue makers?
Enter Mallory Barrows. Her family has lived on the islands for over a
hundred years. She’s back, and she’s got a plan to help the
islanders and a few savvy businesswomen at the same time with a
one-of-an-island kind of business model.
Welcome to Hooper Island
Starting July 2021
Welcome to Elnora Island
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Bookers on the Rocks
by Chautona Havig
If they aren’t fighting, no one is having an affair, and they actually enjoy each other, why is Tessa and Ross Bookers’ marriage on the rocks?
by Melissa Wardwell
Two wineries, old feuds, generations of traditions. When Amara Martin and Dante Greco meet, sparks fly that may ignite more than romance.
Matchmaker’s Best Friend
by Kari Trumbo
When they dated ten years ago as teens, it almost destroyed their friendship. So Pen Reece did the only logical thing. She lied about how she felt—and still feels—about him. She’s still paying for that lie.
by Rachel Skatvold
Only God can transform two broken pasts into a work of art. When Carly Mulligan volunteered to make house calls on Elnora, she never imagined treating the richest cat on the islands or falling for its arrogant owner.
Stealing the First Mate
by Tabitha Bouldin
Being single and content turns out to be tougher than Darcy imagined, and when she begins doubting everything she’s ever known, long-time friend and secret admirer, Nigel decides it’s time to admit his mistakes, tell the truth, and trust God for the outcome.
by Carolyn Miller
When Mindy returns to Elnora, the girl from the “wrong side of the island” just wants a chance to rebuild her reputation. Dermott has always had a soft spot for Mindy and her son, but with his new responsibilities, he finds it difficult to prove himself to her.
Starting July 2020
Dual Power of Convenience by Chautona Havig
All they wanted was a happily-never-after. It was supposed to be a match made on paper. With him halfway across the globe, they’d never have to see each other again. So what’s Richard doing back on Merriweather?”
Scrumptious Independence by Melissa Wardwell
Armed with an inheritance she never expected and orders on how to use it, Beth sets off for Merriweather Island and fulfillment of a lifetime of dreams.
Or so she hopes.”
Secret Beach Boyfriend by Kari Trumbo
She met Rafe on the beach when she was just five and it seemed like fate tied them together. When a chance encounter returns him to the islands twenty years later, Annie finds her beach friend has grown up and now needs her help.”
Her Merriweather Hero by Rachel Skatvold
Falling in love wasn’t in Tyler’s orders, but a new deployment to Iraq is. How can he convince Kendall not to go AWOL when she hears? What can he do to convince her that they’ll make it… together?”
Mishaps Off the Mainland by Tabitha Bouldin
Everything’s falling apart, and Mel’s dream transforms into a nightmare. She thought this was what God wanted for her life, but can you blame her for second-guessing everything?”
Restoring Fairhaven by Carolyn Miller
Max much prefers the fictional world to the real, and the gardening girl’s interruptions mean he’s driven from his writing cave far too often for his liking.
How’s he supposed to craft stories with her distracting him all the time?”
I hope you will sail along with us as we travel through the islands. It is sure to keep you entertained and wanting more. Stop back for more information as it comes available, this journey will last for a quite some time. Until then, feel free to pre-order these amazing stories and share images. Let’s spread the word.