Book Review And Giveaway! — On A Coastal Breeze

18 May

About The Book

Book:  On A Coastal Breeze

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 5, 2020

On A Coastal BreezeFor Madison Grayson, life is good. Newly licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she can’t wait to start her practice. Despite the unfortunate shortage of eligible bachelors on the island–they’re all too young, too old, or too weird–Maddie feels like she’s finally found her sweet spot. Not even one panic attack in the last year. Not on

And then Ricky O’Shea drops in. Literally. Floating down from the pure blue sky, the one man in the world she hoped never to see again–the one who’d been her archnemesis from kindergarten through her senior dance–parachutes into town, landing on Boon Dock, canopy draping behind him like a superhero. Ricky O’Shea. Now Pastor Rick, the new minister on Three Sisters Island.

Time to panic.

With wit and a bit of whimsy, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Three Sisters Island where family, forgiveness, and a second chance at love await.


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My Impressions:

I loved the return visit to the charming Maine island, Three Sisters Island in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novel, On A Coastal Breeze. Known for her Amish fiction, this series is a departure for Fisher in setting and genre, but not for her signature light and humorous style that she combines with deep spiritual truths. The second book in the series features middle sister, Maddie, but all the favorite characters from book one make an appearance creating an ensemble cast. Maddie is now a newly qualified counselor and is eager to ply her trade on the remote island that she has come to love. I love Maddie — she is very insightful, having a keen awareness of what others need, as well as an honest assessment of her own strengths and weaknesses. Her childhood nemesis, Rick O’Shea, comes to the island as pastor, and they are immediately thrown together. Fisher provides flashbacks from Maddie’s past to offer glimpses into their rocky relationship. Rick is a hoot and a hunk, a bad boy who has finally grown up, but who still knows how to get under Maddie’s skin. Theirs is a very fun romance. Anxiety and fear is the underlying theme of On A Coastal Breeze. More than one character struggles with it in varying degrees and varying success. I loved Rick’s assessment of what drives anxiety — “. . .  fear of death is at the core of anxiety.” In these troubled times in which anxiety seems to plague all aspects of life, On A Coastal Breeze expresses a hope that overcomes fear.

Both book 1, On A Summer Tide, and this one are set during the summer months, making this series perfect for backyard or front porch reading during this time when staycations are a must. So settle in for a virtual trip to a lovely place. There are some unresolved storylines opening the door to book 3 — cannot wait for its release!

Highly Recommended.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to Celebrate Lit and Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


About The Author

suzanne woods fisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.


More from Suzanne

Dear Reader,

The minute you step off the ferry and onto Three Sister Island, magic begins. Crisp ocean air acts like an elixir. Stress starts to evaporate, like a wisp of steam from a cup of hot tea. Happiness moves in, and you’ll feel more cheerful, more positive about the future.

And then there’s time! Somehow, there seems to be plenty of it.

Little things will catch your notice — finding seashells on the beach, watching waves crash against the rocks, gazing at the star-studded night sky.

Life just starts to slow down . . . and you wonder if you really want to ever leave Three Sisters Island.

Nor do you have to! That’s the beauty of books — they are the perfect escape. Always available, just waiting to be picked up. Always ready to transport you to a fresh and new state of mind.

On a Coastal Breeze is that kind of a read. The Grayson Family saga continues as they move to Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine for a fresh start. Maddie Grayson takes center stage in this story. Life is finally coming together for Maddie. On the very day she opens her counseling practice, she spots a billowing skydiver. Parachuting in is Ricky O’ Shea — the one person on earth Maddie hoped she’d never see again. But Rick’s the new pastor for the island’s only church and he’s not about to leave. That’s when sparks start to fly.

Join me for a getaway by the sea that will leave you in a happy, relaxed, vacation-y state of mind . . . without leaving your home. Once you board the Never Late Ferry, even in your imagination, the island will take it from there.

Warmly, Suzanne


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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of her book to five winners!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

7 Responses to “Book Review And Giveaway! — On A Coastal Breeze”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom May 18, 2020 at 6:43 am #

    I just finished reading On a Coastal Breeze and LOVED it! Since I had already read On a Summer Tide and was curious about what would happen with the three sisters and their father, not to mention all the other quirky island characters, I began reading the second book in the series immediately after receiving it. This book was magnificent with the adversarial relationship of Maddie with Ricky during most of the book and the spiritual truths woven so expertly into the lives of each of the three sisters, Now I’m eager to read book 3, which hasn’t been released yet, to know the youngest sister’s story.

  2. Lori R May 18, 2020 at 7:59 am #

    This looks like another great book!

  3. Rita Wray May 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

    Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  4. Betsy Tieperman May 18, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

    Sounds like a great book!

  5. diannekc May 19, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

    I haven’t started this series yet. Looks like a series I would enjoy. On my TBR list.

  6. Elizabeth Litton May 19, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

    I loved On a Summer Tide! I can’t wait until I can finally read On a Coastal Breeze!

  7. carylkane May 23, 2020 at 8:54 am #

    Excellent review! This series sounds like a must read. Thank you for hosting.

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