Sep 072016


Beach Blues by Joanne DeMaio

Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1532874693
ISBN-13: 978-1532874697

Celia Gray finds herself house-sitting a silver-shingled cottage at Stony Point. She arrives with her guitar, a few staging jobs … and a bit of summertime sadness. That is, until an unforgettable group of beach friends draws her in like a breath of salt air.

Sal DeLuca heard the words in a dream: Take me to the sea. So after a decade of demanding work, he takes his first vacation in years. Trading in his suit and tie for blue jeans and boat shoes, Sal unexpectedly arrives at his mother’s shabby inn on the Connecticut shore, winding his way into the lives and hearts of the close-knit beach community.

When Stony Point’s two wash-ashores, Sal and Celia, meet, some say it’s a match made in beach-heaven. And so begins a sweet seaside summer … forging friendships, adventures and new love. But all is not at ease in the gentle sea breeze as a dark secret turns the tide for the Stony Point crew.

Beach Blues is a novel bringing you right to its secluded fishing shack and weathered boardwalk, to its wooden rowboat and lantern-lit porches. A novel that welcomes you, as much as it may break your heart.

This book is a more emotional read than the author’s previous books. There’s love, loss, secrets, humor, suspense, romance and much more. It has characters from previous books, and some new ones too.

I love the cover, and the descriptive writing makes you feel as if you are right there in Stony Point with Celia, Sal, and the rest of the gang. I loved reading about the sea, bungalows/cottages, boardwalks, sea gulls and everything else to do with being at the beach. The story line will keep you turning pages, the story flows easily even through the sad parts.  The book was a bit longer than what I usually read, but when it ended, I wanted more.

This book is excellent!

This is DeMaio’s 7th book. I’ve read them all, loved them, and would 100% recommend each of them. I can’t wait to read the next book, Wishing on Snowflakes, which has an expected publication date of October 4th.

Many many thanks to the author and her publicist Mary for sending me a copy of this book  and for their patience in waiting for my review.

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  2 Responses to “Beach Blues by Joanne DeMaio”

  1. I haven’t read anything by this author but I’ve really been wanting too. I love the cover and the blurb on this one and I’m glad to hear that the content lives up to it. This sounds really good and like a really emotional read. I’m looking forward to it.

  2. I just finished a book ith a setting just like this. It was wonderful to be there on the beach, metaphysically of course. 😉

    Physically I’m trying to work in at least one more visit to float in the saltwater & get sand between my toes before this summer is gone.

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