• Paperback: 300 pages
• Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Love conquers all??
Maybe for some people.
When Samantha Ransom flies to Italy to escape a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught Sam off guard with his flashing black eyes and his passion for sailing.??
Teo represses his own scars, both physical and emotional, by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this skittish visitor. If he can’t write her into one of his stories, at least he can enjoy her company.
?But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam’s guilt. Soon the consequences of her behavior escalate, and the fallout threatens them all.
Mainstream Category Finalist, Rocky Mountain Colorado Gold, 2011
• Paperback: 385 pages
• Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
When a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it’s anything but smooth sailing.
?Tadie Longworth doesn’t spend much time worrying that she’s turning into one of Beaufort, North Carolina’s, spinsters. She has a gift shop full of her own jewelry designs and a sweet little sailboat to take her mind off the guy who got away. But now he’s back—with the fashion-plate wife he picked instead of Tadie—and he’s hitting on her again.
When widower Will Merritt limps into town with a broken sailboat and a perky seven-year-old daughter, he provides the perfect distraction—until that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter during a hurricane. Over candlelit games of SlapJack and Monopoly, Jilly becomes the daughter she could have had and Will the man she always wanted. Only, he’s sworn never to let another woman in his life. Any day now, he’s going to finish those repairs, and that ship’s going to sail—straight out of Tadie’s life.
Winner of The 2011 Catherine from Toronto RWA for Strong Romantic Elements
A life-long sailor, Normandie has been writing and editing professionally since the seventies. She studied sculpture for several years in Perugia, Italy, before returning stateside to complete her degree with special honors in English. When they’re not visiting grown children who have scattered elsewhere, Normandie and her husband divide their time between their waterfront home in NC (where she takes care of her mama) and their waterborne sailing home, Sea Venture, lately returned from Pacific Mexico. She has two novels that recently released, Becalmed from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and Sailing out of Darkness from WhiteFire Publishing.
Normandie’s Tour Stops
Wednesday, January 22nd: Spiced Latte Reads – Sailing Out of Darkness
Friday, January 24th: The Book Barn – Sailing Out of Darkness
Monday, January 27th: Obsessed Italian Brat – Sailing Out of Darkness
Wednesday, January 29th: Books and Bindings – Becalmed
Monday, February 3rd: Time 2 Read – Becalmed
Tuesday, February 4th: Staircase Wit – Sailing Out of Darkness
Wednesday, February 5th: Sammy the Bookworm – Sailing Out of Darkness
Monday, February 10th: Shelf Pleasure (guest post)
Tuesday, February 11th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World – Becalmed
Monday, February 17th: Patricia’s Wisdom – Becalmed
Thursday, February 20th: Obsessed Italian Brat – Becalmed
Monday, February 24th: Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Sailing Out of Darkness
Friday, February 28th: Good Girl Gone Redneck – Sailing Out of Darkness
Tuesday, March 2nd: Mary’s Cup of Tea – Sailing Out of Darkness
Monday, March 3rd: Mary’s Cup of Tea – Becalmed