From This Moment On (Windswept Bay, #1)

From This Moment On (Windswept Bay, #1)

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by Debra Clopton
     
 

Hurt by her failed marriage and dashed dreams, Cali Sinclair returns home to Windswept Bay with her heart wary and closed to the dreams of true love she so desperately wanted. Determined to never again risk her heart, she throws herself into running the family’s small boutique resort on the Florida coast, a place so full of romance that it’s a reminder

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Hurt by her failed marriage and dashed dreams, Cali Sinclair returns home to Windswept Bay with her heart wary and closed to the dreams of true love she so desperately wanted. Determined to never again risk her heart, she throws herself into running the family’s small boutique resort on the Florida coast, a place so full of romance that it’s a reminder every day of what she’ll never have. But when renowned artist Grant Ellington shows up to paint a mural on the wall of the resort, she’s swept away by her response to the artist. Suddenly, every time he looks at her, Cali finds it harder than she ever thought possible to keep her heart protected.

Grant Ellington loves his ranch, his horses, and his life as a sought-after artist. But after walking away from a plane crash that killed his best friend and the young pilot, he’s still struggling with survivor’s guilt as he heads to Windswept Bay. Painting a sea life mural at the resort started out as a favor to his neighbor, but one meeting with the beautiful Cali and he feels alive again—and determined to spend time on the moonlit beaches with her in his arms…

But, like him, Cali has her own emotional scars—can they learn to trust the love that sparks between them and move forward from this moment on?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153257921
Publisher:
DCP Publishing
Publication date:
07/13/2016
Series:
Windswept Bay , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,447
File size:
880 KB

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Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie staring LeAnn Rimes. Debra writes cowboy romances, inspirational, Christian romance, contemporary and western romances set in Texas. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's Book of the Year. She's also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award and many more.

A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing with her newest series New Horizon Ranch Series. She has written over 40 novels surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories.

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From This Moment On (Windswept Bay, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
This story is sweet and clean. The characters are great and fully developed. There are only 113 pages with a teaser to another story. This story should have been longer and taken further into their relationship. I did enjoy reading this story, but question why it wasn't fully written. esk 09/2016
GailHollingsworth 3 months ago
This book was a great start to a wonderful series in Windswept Bay. With nine total siblings there should be enough fun and adventure to go around. Cali returns home after a disastrous divorce to help run the family resort. Trying to help get the renovations going, her brother Cam gets his neighbor Grant, a famous painter, to fly to the resort to paint a wall mural. He has his own past to work through. He survived a plane crash that killed his best friend and the pilot of the plane. Guilt has crippled him to the point that he hasn't been able to paint. Will the beauty of Windswept Bay help Grant put a paint brush back in his hand? And how will Cali ever be able to trust and love another man after what her ex put her through? Two wounded souls just trying to make it through each day. This was a great story of healing and love. The characters were real and written with great emotion. I could almost hear the waves and feel the sand between my toes. It was fun getting to know a little about Cali's sisters as well. Two of the triplets worked with her at the resort. They were both a little nosy and a little pushy but very lovable. "Rumor" has it that one of those two will be featured in book two of the series. Looking forward to that! I received an ebook copy from the author for my honest opinion, which I have given.
BH 3 months ago
From this Moment On, written by Debra Clopton, is the first book in the WIndswept Bay series. I struggled to connect at the beginning of this book...figuring out who was in the Sinclair family and the roles that they played in each others lives and in the small boutique resort that they operated on the island in Florida. Once I figured it out, the pages whipped by and the story grew better as I connected. This story is mainly introducing us to a few of the Sinclair family, but focuses on Cali Sinclair. She's a wounded soul that has some scars and recently moved back to the island and to the resort to move on in her life. Can she truly move past the past?! I think my favorite character of this book is definitely Grant Ellington...all time gorgeous hunk of man from Texas, ranch owner, and renown artist. Unfortunately, Grant had recently gone through a tragedy himself...he was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed two of his good friends. Survivors guilt was eating at him when his neighbor and good friend, Cam Sinclair (yes, related to the Sinclairs that own the resort) asked him to help his sisters my painting three murals at the resort. Grant didn't know what an impact his trip to the resort would have on him for his present broken spirit and possibly his future. Was he really capable of caring about people when he was so saddened over losing his close friends in the plane crash?! Could he truly paint again after such sadness that had overwhelmed his life? I'm excited to see what happens in the next book, Somewhere with You, book two about the Sinclair sister, Shar. Having read book one and learned a bit about the family, I'm sure the connection will be easier and more gripping as I learn more of this other sister! From this Moment On is a clean read. It does have some kissing, not in excess. It does not have a preachy message nor is it a highly spiritual read. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review.
LizD1 3 months ago
From This Moment On ( Windswept Bay Book #1 ) By: Debra Clopton From This Moment On is book one in Windswept Bay series. I really enjoyed From This Moment On by Debra Clopton. This is one of those books that once you start reading you do not want to put it down. Clopton drew me in right from the start. The story is about two hearts that have been wounded and are struggling find a cure. Cali had a failed marriage and returns to Windswept Bay on the coast of Florida to be with her family and start over. Grant loves his ranch life with his horses in Texas. He is struggling with guilt. Grant is an artist and comes to Windswept Bay to paint sea life murals. Can these two find a cure for their hearts and move on? There is sparks that is flying between these two , but Cali Can’t afford to have another broken heart. I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
judiOH 4 months ago
a broken heart, and a closed heart meet and, well, a romance starts that n either one is eager to pursue. but it happens anyway and has the ending that makes us all happy. love this story and can't wait for the next.
DMGP 5 months ago
Grant Ellington is trying to move past survivor's guilt and continue to live his life. Yet, how can he when so much reminds him of the two good men who died while he lived? Yet, his neighbor's sisters need help with renovations of their Florida resort and his artwork is the perfect solution. What he doesn't expect is to find the solution to his emotional turmoil in the woman running the resort. Cali Sinclair has sworn off men after her recent divorce. She can't trust them and is therefore unwilling to admit her attraction to the good looking artist her brother arranged to come paint murals on 3 walls at the resort. After all, he'll be leaving once he's done with his painting. This is a tender story of moving beyond past tragedy and pain. Both Grant and Cali have deep emotional trauma, yet they find understanding and acceptance in each other. Can they overcome their fear and resolve the logistical problems to stay together? There's more to enjoy about this story than just getting to know Grant and Cali. The reader also gets to know Cali's siblings and others at the resort. It's a setup for a great series of books focusing on each of the Sinclair siblings. Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review. Romance - PG - kissing only Language - clean. Nothing offensive My rating - 4.5 stars
BrittanyMc 5 months ago
What a sweet story this was! At the beginning of the book, we see two wounded people who are just doing their best to get by from day to day. Both Cali and Grant carry burdens of guilt and lost hope. Even though their emotional obstacles come from very different events in their lives, they each could use a fresh start. And that is definitely what they get in From This Moment On. I really enjoyed this first book of the Windswept Bay series. Grant and Cali had great chemistry and romantic tension. There were also some other fun characters who were introduced in this novel and I’m looking forward to reading their stories in future books. I thought that Grant’s journey of learning to live again and Cali’s journey of learning to trust again made for a beautiful love story. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jutzie 5 months ago
From This Moment On by Debra Clopton Windswept Bay Series Book One Grant Ellington is stepping out of his reclusive state after six months. After a plane crash that took the lives of two of his friends, he stayed on his ranch. Keeping his feet on solid ground. Until now. His friend and neighbor asked a favor of him. To paint some murals for his sisters' resort. He'd said yes, not knowing if he could still use his talents or not. Cali Sinclair was happy working with two of her sisters at their island resort. The only one out of nine children to marry—and she had failed at that. She didn't need another man...ever. She had found peace once again at Windswept Bay. Her home. The beautiful island surroundings has brought peace to Cali's life and the island...and Cali...are doing the same for Grant. This is the first book in this series and I'll be biting at the bit for the next books. I really enjoyed this. And even though Grant is an artist and on a beach—he still has his cowboy roots and heart.
Bette313 6 months ago
A wonderful story of healing, moving on, and new found love. Cali Sinclair is finally free of her ex husband. Divorced and resettled back in Windswept Bay, she's determined to make the family inn the best it can be. Never again will she risk her heart and endure the nightmare that was her marriage. Grant Ellington is only in Windswept Bay to repay a debt to a friend. Having lived through a horrific accident 6 months ago and dealing with survivors guilt has consumed him. He's agreed to paint murals for his friends sister at her resort. Hopefully he'll be able to create. He hasn't painted a thing since the accident. Thankfully the magic of the location not only has his creative juices flowing but Cali has his heart coming back to life as well. This is a quick, light read that is wonderfully written. This is the first book in a new series and with the characters we meet in this one, I am looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend this book to everyone!