I just noticed that I haven't yet talked about Julie Carobini's newest release.
Fade to Blue is a delightful addition to her Otter Bay series. Otter Bay is a fictional Morro Bay and being familiar with the area makes the books even more fun, but is certainly not required.
Fade to Blue tells Suz Mitchell's struggle to make a life for herself and her young son. Suz and Jeremiah have moved across the country for a new start. Except her past seems to have followed her. Suz gets a job restoring art at the famous Hearst Castle on California's central coast. She soon runs into Seth, her first love from back home. Then she hears from her ex-husband who is eager for his own second chance with his family.
Suz's dilemma about which second chance is from God and which is an illusion is real and nicely handled. Just like Suz, all of us have been conflicted about a decision. Suz's emotions and feelings are very real and believable.
Julie Carobini does a great job bringing Suz, Jeremiah, Seth, and the other characters of Fade to Blue to life. I loved the insider's look at Hearst Castle.
If you're looking for a fun summer read with some faith and substance in addition to the lightness, I highly recommend Fade to Blue.