BEACH WEDDING ~ at Emerald Isle, NC Maia helped her friends find their happily-ever-afters ~ Now she's ready for her own ~ Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Crystal Coast ~ from The Front Street Gallery in Beaufort, NC, to the beaches of Emerald Isle and across Bogue Sound to Morehead City... Maia Donovan watched her friends find true love, and has dreamed of her own happily-ever-after, but wishes and reality don't always match up. When Maia met Joel Sandeford, she thought she'd found a man worth the risk of another broken heart. But she's hesitant. Joel lives out of town and always seems to be working. Maia, too, works long hours and spends most of her time managing The Front Street Gallery. She fears the distance and their work ethics may spell disaster. Both Joel and Maia have assumptions and memories from their pasts that make living fully in the present a challenge. Maia doesn't realize the biggest obstacle to her happily-ever-after may be herself, and the memories she's hiding in her heart-that part of her heart that still belongs to her first true love. If Maia can't resolve her fears or give up those old feelings, then finding her happily-ever-after may become an impossible dream.
About the Author
Grace Greene, a USA Today Bestselling Author, writes women's fiction and contemporary romance with suspense. A Virginia native, Grace has family ties to North Carolina. She writes books set in both locations. Please visit Grace at www.gracegreene.com and sign up for her newsletter there.
The Emerald Isle books, BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS, are set in North Carolina where "It's always a good time for a love story and a trip to the beach." Or travel down Virginia Country Roads in KINCAID'S HOPE, A STRANGER IN WYNNEDOWER, and CUB CREEK and "Take a trip to love, mystery and suspense. Her most recent releases are THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN, THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES, and the third novel in the Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series, BEACH WEDDING.
BEACH RENTAL, her debut novel, won the Booksellers Best contest in both the Traditional and Best First Book categories. BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS were each Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Grace lives in central Virginia.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Grace Greene’s Beach Wedding This story takes the reader to the Outer Banks in North Carolina specifically the Emerald Isle. We will meet several characters with secrets in their past or situations in the present that are holding them back moving into the future. They will need to discover within themselves how to accept who they really are before the necessary changes can be made for them to reach a happy existence Maia Donavan lives and works in this area of North Carolina. She is always relied upon to be there for her friends. She lives and breathe her work in an art gallery. Now she finds all her close friends finding love leaving her longing, lonely and frustrated. Maia seems to be the one to help everyone. The one everyone counts on to pitch in with their problems. Will she ever be able to help herself?? Joel Sandeford has an interest in Maia but he has family and work issues that interfere with him finding himself enough to make the necessary changes for his happiness. Will he be able to break free of his sense of obligation?? This is an intricately woven story of characters that jump off the pages. You will feel their deep pain plus rejoice when they overcome circumstances. You will witness their interactions of deceit, loss and grieving, fear to love, forgiveness, friendship, trust and love. The writing style flows smoothly. The descriptive scenes are very vivid, colorful and fluid. The reader will feel as if they are present with the characters in every scene. This is book # 3 in the Emerald Isle, NC series. It can be read as a stand alone as the author gives a brief synopsis of the other books at the beginning making it easy to follow. A highly recommended read!! I volunteered to read Beach Wedding. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.