Carolina Coast Stories Book 1

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.


​Heart of Excellence finalist – Selah Awards Finalist

“Normandie Fischer can illustrate loneliness as if she has lived through it herself.” Linda Yezak, Author/Editor 777 Peppermint Place

 “Becalmed is truly masterfully written… It’s a must read and going on my Top Ten for 2013 list.” Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket, Southern-fried Fiction

(In ebook and print versions​ fromLighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas ISBN-10: 1938499611)

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