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About the Book

Book:  On A Coastal Breeze
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre:  Amish Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020
On A Coastal BreezeFor Madison Grayson, life is good. Newly licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she can’t wait to start her practice. Despite the unfortunate shortage of eligible bachelors on the island–they’re all too young, too old, or too weird–Maddie feels like she’s finally found her sweet spot. Not even one panic attack in the last year. Not one.
And then Ricky O’Shea drops in. Literally. Floating down from the pure blue sky, the one man in the world she hoped never to see again–the one who’d been her archnemesis from kindergarten through her senior dance–parachutes into town, landing on Boon Dock, canopy draping behind him like a superhero. Ricky O’Shea. Now Pastor Rick, the new minister on Three Sisters Island.
Time to panic.
With wit and a bit of whimsy, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Three Sisters Island where family, forgiveness, and a second chance at love await.

Click here to get your copy!
The story is a breath of fresh air as the first chapter begins. I am so glad to take a trip back to Three Sisters Island. The beauty of the island is so welcoming that you don’t want to leave. I could hear the boats glaze across the water and the smell of fresh brewed coffee from the cafe. In fact I would like to move there. 
I really enjoyed catching up with the sisters as each one had a problem they needed to deal with. Cam was starting to make me mad as she kept putting off her wedding. I know she is dedicated to her cause to help the island and their electricity issues, but she better be careful that her fiancé doesn’t tire of her inability to commit to a date for the wedding. Cam is fighting against herself as she will discover what really is important in her life.
Blaine has become  an accomplished chef but she still feels like she is not being taken serious enough. She has a deep secret that is preventing  her from finishing Culinary School. I really understood her need to flee from everything because it is easier to run from our circumstances then to face them. She has some big decisions to make that will change the direction of her life. 
Maddie is finally a therapist and I loved her heart to help people. She doesn’t judge anyone who comes to her for help. She does however meet her past when the new pastor is introduced. I can remember my school days very well. There was this boy that was always picking on me. He was relentless and made my life miserable. Maddie’s nemesis was Ricky. It’s been years since she has seen him but that will all change when Maddie and Rick run into each other on the island. I loved how Maddie must have been beside herself when the new pastor is none other than Rick. Okay so I laughed a bit at this. God  always finds a way for us to face our hurts and regrets. The dynamics between Maddie and Rick are emotional and real. 
The story is so well written I did not put it down till I finished. I had to see how Maddie would handle her feelings when she and Rick have a serious talk. Rick is a changed person, but Maddie is still holding  on to things he did to her since kindergarten. It is possible to give great advice to others, but will  Maddie  be able to step out and forgive Rick? The faith element in the book is well done and I have to say I loved how Pastor Rick told the story about Jonah in his sermon. He had people on the edge of their seats. 
I loved reading about each sister and how they came to Maddie for help. I think this was important because it showed they trusted her and gave Maddie a much needed boost of confidence in her work. The author is good at scattering laughable moments in the book to fill readers with a smile. Her writing is graceful  as she takes her time to lay out each character and expose their inner struggles. I loved the lessons about trust, self esteem, family and forgiveness.  The ending is good but boy do I have some unanswered questions. I look forward to the next book in the series to see what surprises are in store for the family next. 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

suzanne woods fisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

More from Suzanne

Dear Reader,

The minute you step off the ferry and onto Three Sister Island, magic begins. Crisp ocean air acts like an elixir. Stress starts to evaporate, like a wisp of steam from a cup of hot tea. Happiness moves in, and you’ll feel more cheerful, more positive about the future.
And then there’s time! Somehow, there seems to be plenty of it.

Little things will catch your notice—finding seashells on the beach, watching waves crash against the rocks, gazing at the star-studded night sky.

Life just starts to slow down…and you wonder if you really want to ever leave Three Sisters Island.

Nor do you have to! That’s the beauty of books—they are the perfect escape. Always available, just waiting to be picked up. Always ready to transport you to a fresh and new state of mind.

On a Coastal Breeze is that kind of a read. The Grayson Family saga continues as they move to Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine for a fresh start. Maddie Grayson takes center stage in this story. Life is finally coming together for Maddie. On the very day she opens her counseling practice, she spots a billowing skydiver. Parachuting in is Ricky O’ Shea—the one person on earth Maddie hoped she’d never see again. But Rick’s the new pastor for the island’s only church and he’s not about to leave. That’s when sparks start to fly.

Join me for a getaway by the sea that will leave you in a happy, relaxed, vacation-y state of mind…without leaving your home. Once you board the Never Late Ferry, even in your imagination, the island will take it from there.

Warmly, Suzanne

Blog Stops

By The Book, May 18
Artistic Nobody, May 19 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
Betti Mace, May 20
Remembrancy, May 24
Mary Hake, May 27
Simple Harvest Reads, May 28 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Bigreadersite, May 28
EmpowerMoms, May 30
Hallie Reads, May 31


To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of her book to five winners!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I liked the review, sounds like a good read.

  2. Wonderful review, Deana! This book sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I enjoyed the review and it sounds like a book i would really like to read.

  4. Thanks for your review. Always enjoy reading Suzanne’s books. Thanks for the chance to win!
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