Free E–pub (Becalmed) BY Normandie Fischer
Tadie became the maiden aunt in her little town of Beaufort NC when she wasn t Margery Meets the Roses paying attention But when the handsome Will and his adorable daughter Jilly sail into dock sheerks up Unfortunately Will is not willing to be ulled into a relationship with anyoneFischer spins a wonderful tale with eual doses of humor and southern charm Her writing voice is fresh and so uniue you can hear the accents in her word choices Her characters feel real enough to
be good friendsgood friends in the case of the ex beau Alex longtime enemies When you re finished you ll be looking forward to your next trip to Beaufort Now I read a lot of Christian fiction and if you re looking for a typical Christian read this isn t it No reaching no redemption story But what this book offers is a clean honest sometimes humorous look at what it would be like to be a middle aged virgin in modern America I cannot say enough about this story I took it to bed with me every night to read before lights out I ve not had time to read much during the day this summer but knowing I had the book with *Its Delicious Characters Waiting *delicious characters waiting me at bedtime kept me looking forward to turning inIf you love sailing you will enjoy this book But you don t need to know anything about the sport Just enjoy the ride as you sail out to sea with Tadie it rhymes wih Sadie the heroine But Tadie s sail hits some rough seas when she encounters Will the hero He s a widower with the cutest little redheaded daughter named Jilly She s a bit recocious but not obnoxiously soIt s easy to see Tadie and Will are made for each other but they re both too blinded by life to notice How in the world will they ever get togetherI m not going to tell you but I will say reading this book is like enjoying a lazy hazy trip to the Carolinas and settling back with a When a Southern woman with a broken heart falls for a widower with a broken boat it's anything but smooth sailing Tadie Longworth doesn't mind acting the maiden aunt in Beaufort North Carolina 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. MotherAlso in town is Alex an old beau who got another
woman regnant when Tadie wouldn t sleep with him in collegepregnant when Tadie wouldn t sleep with him in college that marriage dissolves Alex tries to reclaim his The NIGHT. Erotischer Roman place in Tadie s life alace he wrongly resumes she has been keeping for him As the lot winds its way toward its darkest *MOMENT ALEX SHOWS HOW DANGEROUS IT CAN BE TO *Alex shows how dangerous it can be to up with the wrong manNormandie Fischer s concise active Dark Alchemy (Dark Alchemy, prose brings to life a sense of extended family among the neighbors in this small southern town Her characters become friends that won t soon be forgottenFrustrating for me was that Will and Tadie s romance seems born of internal decision making than bona fide storyressures Her reaction after he rather inexplicably declares his undying love for her at the end she says that she hardly knows him says it all Tadie has held off making love to a man until her mid thirties why would she marry one now so recipitously Romance lovers be forewarned Fischer was so good at building these conservative and
Guarded Characters That Their Mostcharacters that their most turning oints at the story s climax end up seeming a bit too uickYet once I closed the book the story did make me wonder if Die fremde Stadt: Breslau nach 1945 perhaps enduring love might not be simply a decision after all Deciding to act in a loving way toward a spouse has been the basis of long lasting arranged marriages throughout the centuries and couples have certainly stayed together for the love of a child a fact to which empty nest divorce rates can attest And if any child could inspire that kind of devotion it would be Jilly MerrittWhich leaves me with one final unfulfilled desire after reading this novel swag I want a Team Jilly tee shirt Because like this sweet child and the rest of the Beaufort community of which I now feel aart I ll be rooting for this union to succeed. During a hurricane Over candlelit games of Slap Jack 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 lif. .
Lass of sweet tea and one of Tadie s cookiesI was sure sorry when I read the last age Not because of a dissatisfying ending but because *I had to say good bye to the characters I d come to love so muchWatch *had to say good bye to the characters I d come to love so muchWatch for Normandie Fischer She s a new fiction author we haven t seen the last of I m already chomping at the bit for her next book You can get it at Barnes and Noble both on line and at many of your favorite bookstores I read this book Rivers Last Longer practically in one sitting The characters story and setting are so rich I felt like I knew Tadie so well and ached for her to be happy and fulfilled A wonderful book I ll admit that I started this book with mild reservations A lifelong sailor I recognize the romantic appeal of sailing as a backdrop to writing but I am weary of the attempts at nautical writing which try too hard and wind up sounding silly and being justlain inaccurate It was uickly apparent that Ms Fischer knows her subject matter very well and not only handles it with skill she NAILS the technical and lifestyle aspects of cruising Sailing and cruising aside s If you have loved stories about arranged marriages try this novel for an interesting twist a marriage arranged not by arents but by a child And not just any child but one of the most beguiling and lovable child characters I ve read for uite some timeSeven year old Jilly Merritt lost her mother to
Cancer And She Andand she and father Will have been grieving while roaming the Atlantic shore aboard a sailboat that bears the mother s name The boat has been leaking oil and finally breaks down outside of Beaufort North Carolina where Tadie Longworth also a sailor designs jewelry for an artsy shop she owns When their aths intersect Jilly befriends Tadie much to Will s consternation and innocently begins her courtship for a new. But now he’s back with the fashion The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook: Great-Tasting Recipes that Keep You Lean! plate wife heicked instead of Tadie and he’s hitting on her again When widower Will Merritt limps into town with a broken sailboat and a Witchcraft for Tomorrow perky seven year old daughter he offers theerfect distraction until that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter. ,