E mother s name The boat has been leaking oil and finally breaks down outside of Beaufort North Carolina where Tadie Longworth also a sailor Well I wrote this so I don t think I should review it I cannot say enough about this story I took it to bed with me every night to read before lights out I ve not had time to read much during the day this summer but knowing I had the book with its delicious characters waiting for me at bedtime kept me looking forward to turning inIf you love sailing you will enjoy this book But you don t need to know anything about the sport Just enjoy the ride as you sail out to sea with Tadie it rhymes wih Sadie the heroine But Tadie s sail hits some rough seas when she encounters Will the hero He s a widower with the cutest little redheaded daughter named Jilly She s a bit precocious but not obnoxiously soIt s easy to see Tadie and Will are made for each other but they re both too blinded by life to notice How in the world will they ever get togetherI m not going to tell you but I will say reading this book is like enjoying a lazy hazy trip to the Carolinas and settling back with a glass of sweet tea and one of Tadie s cookiesI was sure sorry when I read the last page Not because of a dissatisfying ending but because I had to say good bye to the characters I d come to love so muchWatch out for Normandie Fischer She s a new fiction author we haven t seen the last of I m already chomping at the bit for her next book You can get it at Barnes and Noble
both on line and at many of your favorite bookstores You on line and at many of your favorite bookstores You t love someone because they re perfect you love them in spite of the fact that they re not Jodi Picoult My Sister s Keeper Normandie Fischer an American writer penning her novel from on board her sailboat or from on shore in coastal NC has spun another remarkable story in her new book Becalmed which is not a perfect story yet it is beautiful in a way Sometimes falling in love with a match fixed by someone else is ite Even Monsters Need Haircuts undeniableSynopsis When a Southern woman with a broken heart falls for a widower with a broken boat it s anything but smooth sailingTadie Longworth doesn t mind acting the maiden aunt in Beaufort North Carolina 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 againWhen widower Will Merritt limps into town with a broken sailboat and a perky seven year old daughter he offers the perfect distractionntil that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter during a hurricane
OVER CANDLELIT GAMES OF SLAP JACK MONOPOLY JILLY candlelit games of Slap Jack and Monopoly Jilly 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 This is really a touching story and the bonus part of this story is seven year old Jilly who will win your heart right from the very first page and her bright demeanor fades away the charm of other characters The author has penned down a very heart rending simplistic and a believable story Well apart from the plot it has got a mesmerizing set Unti Love Street Book up in a small southern town named Beaufort and reading the book will let feel the cool breeze of the bay and hear the sounds of the seagull and smell the sweet taste of the river Fischer made it all alive wit. 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 offers the perfect distractionntil that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter.
review BecalmedReview also found at won this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review This was an interesting read to me as it gave me some conflicting feelings as I worked my way through it I will start with the good The absolute star of this book is not the main character Tadie but seven year old Jilly It was impossible not to like her from the
get go From her red hair and spunky personality to match she was a gem and all other characters paledgo From her red hair and spunky personality to match she was a gem and all other characters paled comparison Looking at the world through her eyes makes the reader cheer for her from beginning to end I also found it charming how Will always called her punkin and would grin whenever he said it Another strong point was the town of Beaufort and the close knit group of friends and family that surrounded Tadie It was exactly what I would imagine any small town to be like where people are there for you no matter what Add the charm of the water and marina and it was the perfect setting for this story The part that I found difficult in this story is that Tadie was described admittedly by herself as a spinster because she was not married at the ripe age of 35 Much of her inner turmoil throughout the book was centered around this and her lack of life experience as a result Now I realize that Fischer most likely portrayed this to focus in on the impact that Will and Jilly had on Tadie s life and how she wanted after meeting them As someone who is around the same age demographic I could not identify with this I felt that Tadie s self image was a little destroyed than what it should be Overall this was a heartwarming story of two people who cross paths and the journey that it takes them on I found that Tadie and Will s romance was very slow and agonizing to come to fruition and yet when it did I found myself saying already It was also nice that the storyline conclude around Christmas as the season is coming Fit and Sexy For Life: The Hormone-Free Plan for Staying Slim, Strong, and Fabulous in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond uppon s I read this book practically in one sitting The characters story and setting are so rich I felt like I knew Tadie so well and ached for her to be happy and fulfilled A wonderful book Wow I read this book as a beta reader and was "blown out of the water with the emotions and strength of "out of the water with the emotions and strength of Longworth aka Tadie The internal struggles she faces being 35 and still a virgin really made me want to cheer her on for waiting for the right guy That wasn t her motivation for holding out she had some really bad guys that did her wrong and the time just never came along where she was comfortable I love how that she didn t need a man to define her but in the end found the love of her life who helped complete her This is an inspiring read and I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for something to encourage and leave you feeling satisfiedThe author did not intend for this book to be a religious book however the characters pray to God and have a high moral standard No specific religion is discussed other than having respect for God and hope that there is someone greater looking out for s allEven though I read this book for free the price had no bearing on my rating If you have loved stories about arranged marriages try this novel for an interesting twist a
MARRIAGE ARRANGED NOT BY PARENTS BUTarranged not by parents but a child And not just any child but one of the most beguiling and lovable child characters I ve read for ite some timeSeven year old Jilly Merritt lost her mother to cancer and she and her father Will have been grieving while roaming the Atlantic shore aboard a sailboat that bears th. When a Southern woman with a broken heart falls for a widower with a broken boat it's anything but smooth sailing Tadie Longworth doesn't mind acting the maiden aunt in Beaufort North Carolina 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. H her choice of simple and articulate words
hence the two things that anyone whoever readsthe two things that anyone whoever reads book will love it are Jilly s spunky and full of life characteristic and the small iet town of Beaufort The only disappointment for me was the love story between Tadie and Will Well it started off very nicely but I felt that it lacked pace with the progress of their growing relationship But the author has described their chemistry with clemency and tenderness The author has even stressed on the factors advantages and disadvantages of an arranged marriage and how despite
The Fact That Will Andfact that Will and were fixed Linas kvällsbok (Linas kvällsbok, up by Jilly their love storynfolded in the midst of confusion doubts and ex boyfriend troubles The author has tried to write about Tadie and her ex boyfriend s relationship with a mystery angle which is Poison (Med Center, uite compelling Well the characters were not that brilliant but still they managed to leave an impression on our heartsVerdict Die hard romance fans can t give this tear jerking story but non romance readers may find this book a bit cheesy But I d recommend you to read it for the seven year old girl named Jilly Courtesy I m very grateful to the author Normandie Fischer for giving me the opportunity to read and review her book I ll admit that I started this book with mild reservations A lifelong sailor I recognize the romantic appeal of sailing as a backdrop to writing but I am weary of the attempts at nautical writing which try too hard and windp sounding silly and being just plain inaccurate It was Dirty Tricks (The Nancy Drew Files, uickly apparent that Ms Fischer knows her subject matter very well and not only handles it with skill she NAILS the technical and lifestyle aspects of cruising Sailing and cruising aside she wove a story that captured me completely descriptions of coastal North Carolina that make me feel like I ve been there and twists to the tale that kept mep late Pedro and Me unable to put the book down because I had to find out what happened next I thoroughly enjoyed this light romantic read and can t wait to read of her work Sarah Longworth better known as Tadie has grownp in a privileged family along the beautiful coast of North Carolina Unconventionally "She Is A Sailor Who Loves Her "is a sailor who loves her and seems to never work a day She has a beautiful home she inherited from her parents and good friends But Tadie is approaching middle age and has not loved or been loved in return she has missed becoming a mother and forming a family of her own To my mind this must be a tremendous nagging ache on her soul no matter how she fills her life to distract it And then love as it has a way of doing appe Tadie became the maiden aunt in her little town of Beaufort NC when she wasn t paying attention But when the handsome Will and his adorable daughter Jilly sail into dock she perks Break Us (Nikki Kill up Unfortunately Will is not willing to be pulled into a relationship with anyoneFischer spins a wonderful tale with eual doses of humor and southern charm Her writing voice is fresh and soniue you can hear the accents in her word choices Her characters feel real enough to be good friends or in the case of the ex beau Alex longtime enemies When you re finished you ll be looking forward to your next trip to Beaufort Now I read a lot of Christian fiction and if you re looking for a typical Christian read this isn t it No preaching no redemption story But what this book offers is a clean honest sometimes humorous look at what it would be like to be a middle aged virgin in modern America. During a hurricane Over candlelit games of Slap Jack 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 lif. .