It’s Tuesday, so it must be time to write about what I’m reading.
Fade to Blue by Julie Carobini is the latest in her Otter Bay series. Otter Bay is a fictional city with a strong resemblance to Morro Bay, California. All of the Otter Bay novels are charming stories with real life characters facing real life problems.
In Fade to Blue, Suz Mitchell has moved across the country with her small son. She’s living with her brother and trying to put her life back together after a divorce. She gets a job as an art restorer at the famed Hearst Castle. Life goes on.
Until Suz runs into her first love Seth who is also working at the castle. Then her ex-husband calls, brimming with plans to reunite his family. Meaning Suz and their son.
Suz restores artwork and she senses her soul is in need of some restoration work as well. But instead of becoming clearer as the old layers of seeing and perceiving are being wiped away, her life continues to need the Master’s touch.
Julie’s books are always chock full of their sandy locations and Fade to Blue is no exception. You can hear the waves roll in and the gulls cry as you read.
I really love the Otter Bay novels and Julie has crafted another perfect summer beach read. I’ll grab my towel and flip-flops and see you on the shore.
Disclosure : I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”