Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Book review with a giveaway: On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book

Book: On A Coastal Breeze
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Contemporary 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!

My Review

If you haven't spent a summer on the island yet, pick up this book and go there now!

On a Coastal Breeze takes place the summer following On a Summer Tide, and this volume focuses mainly on Maddie.  She is now a certified, practicing therapist, eager to help people and operate a profitable business.  I found that I especially liked her.  She is grounded in Scripture, and has the knowledge and winsome personality to help people, through her marriage and family practice.  She is the go-to person when you need a listening ear.  She can also be the no-nonsense purveyor of truth.  But reading through, it happened that she and each of the main characters had problems that need to be confronted.  That's what kept the book so believable-everyone was dealing with something.

One thing I love about reading this author's books is the way I am drawn in by a relaxed, comfortable writing style.  It's like going home.  In this case, it's going home to a beautiful island with all of its wonderful and quirky characters.  This novel can be read as a stand-alone, but it's best if it is read as a sequel to On a Summer Tide.

If you're looking for a great summertime read, this is it!  Readers of inspirational contemporary romance and women's fiction will certainly enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book for m the publisher, Revell, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

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

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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.


  1. Looking forward to reading this book.

  2. I read the first book and LOVED it, so now I'm eagerly waiting to read On a Coastal Breeze!