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Thursday, August 3, 2023

About the Book

Book: Freedom in Friday Harbor

Author: Annee Jones

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 25, 2023

Will the 4th of July fireworks light the way to freedom from the past and perhaps the blossoming of new love for Summer and Ace in Friday Harbor? 

Seattle marketing specialist Summer Connelly welcomes the assignment to supervise the construction of a company float for the annual 4th of July parade in Friday Harbor, WA. Not only will it be a chance to prove her leadership skills to her boss, but an opportunity for a much-needed escape, especially since she hasn’t taken any time off since her divorce was finalized over a year ago.

Ace Lockhart works himself to the bone at his Portland contracting company, but something in his life feels off. When doctors tell him his elderly father has taken a turn for the worse, he heads to Friday Harbor to be with the old man, simply because no one else in the family will even speak to him.

As fate would have it, Summer’s plans for the parade look like they could go up in smoke before any fireworks are even set off. Can Ace be the ticket to light at the end of the tunnel? Will their days together lead to fireworks in more ways than one?


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About the Author

Annee Jones is an international bestselling author of romance, fantasy, and mystery. She is passionate about writing stories where dreams come true and love wins!

Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she is honored to help her clients navigate through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.

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Friday Harbor is a real place located on San Juan Island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest:


I visited Friday Harbor several years ago and loved its quaint charm & the people I met who live there year-round. My visit was the inspiration for this book.


I love that the story is set in a place that we have the opportunity to visit. The author describes it so well, that I may have to take a trip there. It sounds like a nice, easy going area where you can relax and enjoy the view. 

The two main characters are at Friday Harbor for different reasons but they seem to connect very easily. Summer is there to work but things aren’t going as well as she had hoped. Her workers are not very respectful to her which doesn’t help her mood. Ace is there to visit his ailing dad and runs into Summer. Right away I could feel the chemistry and how easy it was for them to talk to each other. 

They both are struggling with their faith and as they start to open up to each other it helps them see where they need to work on themselves. I loved when Ace said , “ I wonder if we tend to put the responsibility for our own happiness on other people too much.”   We need to realize that whatever decisions we make are on us. If we are unhappy we need to change and ask God to help us become content and joyful in the season we are in. 

The author touches on some subjects like divorce, panic attacks, domestic abuse  and Alzheimer that  may be triggers for some. It is handled in a graceful way that directs readers to healing and trusting  God. Ace has become a valuable friend to Summer when he steps in to help before her project is ruined.  He has such a kind demeanor and is always near by to keep an eye on Summer.

What a beautiful story that brings two people together and help each other during  their time of need. The ending is bittersweet but I’m sure readers will find peace as the story leads to reconciliation and a new beginning.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 2

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, August 3 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 3

Texas Book-aholic, August 4

Artistic Nobody, August 5 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 6

Guild Master, August 7 (Author Interview)

She Lives To Read, August 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 9

The Book Club Network, August 10

For the Love of Literature, August 11 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 12

For Him and My Family, August 13

Blossoms and Blessings, August 14 (Author Interview)

Sara Beth Wiliams, August 14

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 15


To celebrate her tour, Annee is giving away the grand prize package of an opportunity to name a character in a future book and a copy of the eBook!!

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