Six authors, five islands, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters
Beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
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.
Meet Mallory, see what brought her back to the islands, and follow the birth of a new business baby in Christmas on Breakers Point. (A Christmas novel for all year!) The actual series kicks off on Merriweather Island with… Links are likely affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. 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?”
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