Wednesday, May 27, 2020

On a Coastal Breeze Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

About the Book

On A Coastal Breeze
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre:  Amish Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020

For 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 one.

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.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Suzanne 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

Blog Stops

By The Book, May 18
Artistic Nobody, May 19 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
Betti Mace, May 20
Remembrancy, May 24
Mary Hake, May 27
Simple Harvest Reads, May 28 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Bigreadersite, May 28
EmpowerMoms, May 30
Hallie Reads, May 31

My Thoughts

On A Coastal Breeze is the second book in Suzanne Woods Fisher's Three Sisters Island series. While I would say that this certainly COULD be read as a standalone, I think it would be most appreciated by those that have read the previous book first. This book focuses primarily on Maddie, but like the previous book it has glimpses of each sister's point of view (as well as their dad's) as well. Those who have read book one will love getting to revisit these characters, and while new readers get enough background that they won't be lost, I think they will relate better to the characters if they have more of their background story.

As I said, this book is Maddie's story. As she works to get her therapy practice going, a new preacher finally comes to town... Much to Maddie's surprise, that new preacher just happens to be her childhood nemesis, and of course... romance is sure to come! Aren't those sometimes the most fun romances? The ones where it seems like they don't really get along at first... I loved seeing this relationship develop, and really enjoyed getting to know both of these characters. Their history really drew me in, and had me rooting for them too.

I see a lot of myself in Maddie. As such, I found myself appreciating this book perhaps even more than the first. Maddie though great at helping others deal with their issues is constantly dealing with anxiety of her own and often seems to keep here from stepping out of her comfort zone. Fear has a way of doing that! Fear is a primary topic in this story, as we see not just with Maddie, but with many of the characters throughout in various ways. More importantly it had a good message about God's freedom from that fear that so many of us needed reminded of often I think.

Overall, this was a fantastic book. I have truly loved this series so far with it's flawed and quirky characters, small town feel and beautiful messages of faith. I look forward to seeing what the next book will bring! If you love a good clean romance, I highly recommend checking out this series.


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.


  1. All these hints about Maddie and Rick are driving me crazy! I can't wait to read On a Coastal Breeze!

  2. Thank you for your lovely review and participation in the blog tour. I enjoy Suzanne's Amish books but haven't yet read this new contemporary series. They are definitely on my want-to-read list!

  3. Looking forward to reading this book.


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