Monday, March 3, 2014

Becalmed Book Review

You will love this next book by Normandie Fischer called Becalmed.
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.
If you love underdog romance books, then you will love Becalmed. It has just the right amount of drama mixed in with some romance and you will be rooting for Tadie as she figures out what in the heck to do with her life and with whom she will be with.

I have always believed that it's when you aren't trying so hard to find love is when it will sneak up on you just like it did to Tadie. That is what happened in my life. I decided to just be with myself and stop looking for someone to take care of me and when I least expected it, I found love and the man I was suppose to be with.

I think we try too hard these days to grab ahold of love instead of letting it find us, which I think is why we have so many divorces and unhappy people. If you can't live with yourself by yourself, how can you possibly live with someone else?

Happy Reading!
About the Author:

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.

Find out more about Normandie at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


trish said...

I like some drama in my romance! Keeps me from needing it in real life. :)

Thanks for being on the tour!

Normandie Ward Fischer said...

Mary, thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Becalmed. I love your words about not forcing romance--about it finding us when we least expect it!