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Beyond The Misty Shore
     

Beyond The Misty Shore

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by Vicki Hinze
 

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"[A} clever fusion of humor, mystery, and romance." - Publishers Weekly

"Powerful and uplifting." - Literary Times

Whimsy. Serenity. And a Touch of Magic. The Seascape Inn.

Marketing executive Maggie Wright and artist T.J. MacGregor are linked by a mysterious car accident that killed Maggie's cousin, Carolyn, T.J.'s fiancée. When Maggie

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"[A} clever fusion of humor, mystery, and romance." - Publishers Weekly

"Powerful and uplifting." - Literary Times

Whimsy. Serenity. And a Touch of Magic. The Seascape Inn.

Marketing executive Maggie Wright and artist T.J. MacGregor are linked by a mysterious car accident that killed Maggie's cousin, Carolyn, T.J.'s fiancée. When Maggie arrives on the Maine coast determined to get answers from T.J., she discovers a tortured man who is bound to the Seascape Inn by supernatural forces. Despite the tragedy that stands between them, Maggie and T.J. begin to fall in love, seeking answers and a healing spirit they may never achieve.

Vicki Hinze is the award-winning author of 24 novels, 4 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles, published in as many as sixty-three countries. She is recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and as an educator. Visit her at http://www.vickihinze.com.

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ISBN-13:
9781611940541
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
10/14/2011
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Beyond the Misty Shore 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
GIMI More than 1 year ago
I don't know what I expected when I chose this book - but I was delightfully surprised. Actually, I think I chose it because of the title and the fact that I'd heard of the author - though I hadn't read anything by her yet. I started and finished this book in ONE day. It was terrific! This is a great story for fans of a drama/love story with a supernatural twist. If you love Sarah Addison Allen, Cecelia Ahern, or Susannah Kearsley - you would enjoy this. There are two sad and lost souls that come together - one who put her life and happiness on hold for the sake of others, the other who put his own happiness and peace to the side because he felt like he didn't deserve it. Is their problem psychological or is it the influence of something they just can't see and don't understand? While I felt like the romance happened a little quickly - sometimes people are just meant to be and why waste time when we have so little of it? You get to see a slice of life in a small (and I mean small!) town in Maine - old world charm, traditional values, love and community. And you get to see a small glimpse of the lives of those who've loved - and those who've loved and lost. And does love ever really die? I look forward to reading more novels by Ms. Hinze.
DaUgh 11 months ago
not bad. very much a romance book with a little supernatural stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed this book. Not one to do reviews, this says a lot about the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice book. Good mystery, very well developed characters. The author relies on her ability to write rather than graphic sex... how refreshing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok book, but way too slow. The whole book goes on and on about how Maggie needs to tell McGregor about her cousin and what a big deal this is going to be, then in the last 10 pages she finally tells him and it is no big deal. Very anti-climatic, and such a let down that a major plot in the story is resolved almost as an after thought. Not sure I will read more by this author. I like a little bit faster paced reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it thoroughly and could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty fun dialogue, suspense, and a ghost! Who could ask for more ?
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Beyond the Misty Shores - Seascape Trilogy Book 1 Author: Lizzie Ford Published: 10-14-11 Publisher: Belle Books Pages: 268 Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy Sub Genre: Paranormal Romance; Erotica; Ghost; Vampire; Fae; Shifters; Werewolves ISBN: 9781611940640 ASIN: B005WECDJA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Tyler MacGregor, a renowned artist, has come to the Seascape Inn in Maine to find peace and heal following the death of his fiancé, Carolyn in a car accident. Marketing Director, Maggie Wright, Carolyn's cousin vowed to find out how her cousin really died and why. Having to care for her mother until now she sets out to keep her promise. She first seeks out TJ MacGregor. When she arrives his apartment she finds him gone, but she also finds a painting of the Seascape Inn. While she gazes upon it she is filled with a sense of peace and a compulsion to go to the Inn, which she follows. Upon her arrival she finds TJ, who seems tortured. In her nightly visions she see him trying to battle and invisible barrier that will not let him leave. As the search for answers the two grow closer, but the spirit that resides in Seascape Inn will not let them go. What does it want with the two? Does it mean harm or is it holding there for a reason? Will they held there forever or will they be allowed to return to their former lives. When I first heard about Beyond the Misty Shore I thought, light romance with a touch of the paranormal. I was wrong. There is a romance, but there is so much more. There is a super natural force that has control over their comings and goings. The characters will draw you to them with the emotional highs and lows. They each have their quirks and individuality. My favorite would have to be Miss Hattie and the ways she cares for her guest. She sees their real needs and helps them to guide them to help fulfill those needs. She and the resident spirit work together. The pace may seem slow in a few spots but on the whole moves at a steady pace. This is book one in a three book series. The books work together as a whole, but each book ends with no cliff hangers. I rated Beyond the Misty Shores 4 1/2 out of five. It kept my attention and left wanting more. I would love to visit Seascape Inn and meet all the people TJ and Maggie did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little long and drawn out in the romance dept. Good but I was looking for a bit more excitement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this amazing story, you won't be disappointed! Cannot wait to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This writer keep me turning pages eager to read what happened next. I laughed, yelled being angry, cried, and happily smiled. Read this amazing story, you won't be disappointed. Well worth your time. Thanks for writing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slightly tedious, but I stayed the course and finished. I gave it a 4 only because it had a decent plot with no graphic sex scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enchanting tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the layers of character development in this book of lost souls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance story...with clarifications of what love is or isn't. Long winded Bingaux
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Lots of angst, mystery, a gho st and a rough road to romance, but a Happy Happy Joy Joy of an ending. Good read.
My_Eclectic_Bookshelf More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that has a great mix of genres ...some romance, a paranormal element and a mystery....so much promise. Sadly it just wasn't able to completely deliver for me on that promise. Although on the whole the book was enjoyable, the Seascape Inn and surrounding town delightful, the romance sweet and the paranormal elements mysterious...I just was left feeling unsatisfied. The pace of the book seemed very slow. Not a whole lot happens and when it does happen it seems drawn out and repetitive. There were many points were I contemplated putting it down, but the mystery did keep me interested enough to hang on and I was rooting Maggie and TJ as a couple. Speaking of Maggie and TJ: I really liked both of the main characters as well as the secondary character of the innkeeper...by the middle of the book I sort of wanted to strangle them all. The romantic conflict seemed just way to drawn out for my taste...beyond the point where it was believable. And the innkeeper's insistence upon not meddling bordered on injury in my opinion. Thank goodness they seemed to come to their senses by the end and realize that they were meant to be together. The paranormal aspect also completely puzzled me. I could not for the life of me wrap my mind around the entity's intent. It seemed to go from goodnatured and helpful one chapter to malicious in the next. And how did were the entity and the effect of the house related? I'm still not 100% sure. I'm sure this book would appeal to those who like sweet romances with a punch of paranormal and don't mind a slow pace.
angelawonder More than 1 year ago
Its a unique romance with very mild paranormal aspects. T.J. the main male character blacks out every time he tries to leave the property of a place called Seascape. Maggie is guided to seek him out to discover if he had anything to do with the death of her cousin, Carolyn. The book for the most part is very well written. It was lighthearted and the banter between Maggie and the other men in the book had me a few times laughing out loud. I felt that most of the novel was a wonderful change of reading from typical romance novels. It had very few sex scenes when compared to other romance novels. For that I was very please. I was able to believe the romance growing between the characters, and the character development allowed for more complex characters and back stories than most romance novels can provide. The only issues I had with the book was with some of the vocabulary choices that the characters made while speaking. It almost felt as though the author had decided to try a different word choice and opened a thesaurus to find compatible words but did not try to say them out loud to make sure that they did sound awkward. I am still having issues when Maggie said she was timid to leave the road. This is a book that I would definitely recommend to almost everyone over 18. I think the story is well developed, the characters are relatable and almost everyone would enjoy trying to figure out the mystery that is trying to force Maggie and T.J together.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Review:Beyond The Misty Shore by Vicki Hinze 4 STARS I's a little different romance novel but good. Like to read the other two books in the series. T.J. MacGregor is a well known artist. He came to Maine to heal from the tragic death of his fiance Caroline. T.J. has been at the bed and breakfast for 9 months. He tried to leave lots of times, but everytime he came to the edge of the property he would blackout. T.J. had to be dragged back into the property before he would come too. Maggie has lots of questions about her cousin Caroline death two years ago. She was in bad car accident that caught on fire so bad she had to be idea by her dental records. The painting of Seascape Inn was not burned even a little bit. The Gallory said that she had stolen that picture the day of the crash. Maggie for the past 2 years has been taken care of her mother after a bad injury of falling down the stairs. Now her mom could take care of herself she was going to look at Caroline fiance T.J. to see if he had any part of her death. She saw the painting of Seascape Inn and felt she needed to go their. First she runs into T.J. at the inn. Then she see's T.J. passing out every day as he tries to leave. Then she keeps hearing a voice to help him. Caroline told him that she had no relatives even though she had lived from 12 to 18 with her aunt and Maggie. Lots of weird things are happening at Seascape Inn now and in the past. Charming town is full of characters to get to know. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley. 11/01/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books
skstiles612 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Seascape Inn. Here you will meet the inn keeper Hattie, T.J. MacGregor and Maggie Wright. I would say these three are thrown together, but that wouldn't be true. T.J. MacGregor is a recognized artist. Seascape is very familiar to him. He finds himself drawn back there after his the death of his fiancee, Carolyn. He needs the time and this place to heal. There is a problem though, every time he tries to leave he can't. He struggles against something until he passes out. He has been stuck there for nine months. Maggie has been looking for T.J. for quite some time. She blames him for the death of her cousin Carolyn. When she sees a painting T.J. did, that was supposedly in the car with Carolyn when she died, Maggie is sure he is guilty. After all that could be the only reason the painting is there. Since she can't find him, and the painting seems to be calling her she drives to Seascape Inn. There she finds T.J. She has witnessed first hand T.J.'s inability to leave. She knows how uncomfortable her being there makes him and she does everything possible to make him more miserable. That is until she finds that she is not only becoming friends with him, but developing true feelings for him. The inn itself is one of the characters. Hattie seems to know what is going on but chooses to let things unfold they way they need to for the good of all. Vicki has done a wonderful job of connection all things in a manner that leaves you wanting to read the rest in this series. I love the way the book is written, If you've read any of my other posts you know I am a fan of romance only if there is mystery or something else tied to it. I've never gone in for the mushy romance stories. Maybe that is why I find Vicki's books so intriguing. There is something here for everyone, so come and join us at Seascape Inn. I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
I want so badly to tell you about this book and why you should read it but there are not enough words to tell you how wonderful this book is. It is rare I give a book 5 stars but this book is most deserving. There is something magical about this book. It feels like a romance novel from years gone by even though it is set in the present. It makes you believe you are there and watching the love unfold instead of turning pages. Seascape Inn is a place you want to visit This book reads like a movie. Have you seen the movies "Somewhere In Time" or "The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan"? OK this is dating myself but then if you have not seen them you should. Anyway, this book has the feel of these timeless movies. The softness of love as it grows between the characters and the mystical spirit that is there to guide not haunt make this book worth the read. More than worth the read it is worth owning the book and never letting it go. Luckily this is the 1st in a trilogy and I cannot wait to enjoy the other two books. Reviewed by Kim