A grandmother’s touch
There is something about taking out your grandmother’s dinnerware from the back of the cupboard that touches a tender place in your heart. The smile, the stories, and the prayers. I have heard it said that if it wasn’t for praying grandma’s, half the world would have never seen adulthood. (You may laugh, but know it’s true)
When I picked up my grandmother’s stoneware set from my parents, I smiled at the warm memories the purple tulip pattern brought to the forefront of my mind. As I walked by it in my dining room through out the week, I couldn’t help but touch it. It was like having her here, in my home. There were even times I could here her voice in my mind, reciting the Lord’s Prayer to me like she did when I was a girl. ❤️
Last month, we celebrated the release of “Scrumptious Independence” by yours truly. It was a fantastic release week with plenty of fun and games. Well this month, we celebrate “Secret Beach Boyfriend” by the amazing Kari Trumbo. Each author, and the team at CelebrateLit Publishing, have set up a post on their website for you to observe and then follow the links to each site. When you are done, you will vote for your favorite table setting. Here’s mine👇🏻
Follow the links below to see each table setting and enjoy the fun.
Six authors, five islands, and all the romance and happily-ever-after you can handle.
Join Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Rachel Skatvold, Tabitha Bouldin, Carolyn Miller, and myself as we take you to the Independence Islands.
The Independence Islands are 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?
When Mallory Barrows comes to the island to care for her ailing uncle, (Christmas at Breakers Point by Chautona Havig) a plan begins to develop to help the islanders and a few savvy businesswomen at the same time with a one-of-an-island kind of business model.
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 means 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.