Six authors, five islands, and all the romance and happily-ever-after you can handle.
Reclaiming Hope release week of fun
Starting December 7th
Reclaiming Hope by Carolyn Miller
Opposites attract—but can they last?
Callie Steele might be a bit…focused on work, but despite what her employers say,
she enjoys her well-ordered, productive life.
When she’s sent to meet the owners of an estate requiring post-hurricane landscaping, Callie meets their son, Kai Brody, a super-chilled pro surfer, who is as opposite from her as they come. Though initially smitten, Callie knows a relationship with Kai is a bad idea—a very bad idea.
Kai, however, can’t help but be intrigued by someone who challenges him to make something of his life again. He’s determined to pursue her, if she’ll give him half a chance.
The more time they spend together, negotiating the challenges of work, illness, and family, the more their opposing outlooks clash and connect. What do these unlikely friends really want from life? Is it best to focus on work or recreation?
As Kai and Callie seek answers from the Lord, they also must consider if such complete opposites have enough in common to make a relationship last.
Reclaiming Hope concludes the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
Chautona Havig: December 8
Melissa Wardwell: December 9
Kari Trumbo: December 10
Rachel Skatvold: December 11
Tabitha Bouldin: December 12
Sandy Barela: December 13
Don’t miss the week-long buffet of posts and prizes hosted by your Independence Islands authors.
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.