Thursday, August 11, 2022

Paradise Girls by Sandy Gingras


 Sandy Gingras's Paradise Girls features a broken engagement. A ruined vacation in paradise. One adorable little girl. The perfect recipe for the chance of a lifetime...

Mary Valley is in a funk. She’s a writer for home magazines, but she’s lost touch with what home means. Her life seems meaningless. The last house she wrote about was a gazillion-dollar mansion with a moat! Plus, she’s estranged from her daughter, CC and granddaughter, Larkin and mired in a dead-end relationship with her boss.

Daniel is a man adrift since his son Timmy was killed in Afghanistan. He’s living on a houseboat in Florida with Timmy’s three-legged dog, Tripod and taking tourists out on fishing charters. But his life is on the edge. He’s painting his houseboat black, and he can’t stop thinking about “getting lost at sea.”

When Mary’s boss tells her he’s spending Christmas with his ex, she books a trip with her family to The Low Key Inn, a hotel on the edge of the Everglades. But things go wrong from the get-go. CC bails out of the vacation, and Mary is stuck with an unhappy Larkin. The hotel is dated and down-on-its-luck, and perhaps its owner is a witch. Then Mary meets Daniel, casts a hook into his head and wrecks his boat.

This is the story of how wounded people can help each other heal, how lost people can help each other find their way home. How life can become a love story… 

Pick up your copy here...                                                                                                                                    Paradise Girls: A Novel: Gingras, Sandy: 9781250816719: Amazon.com: Books

Sandy Gingras lives on an island in New Jersey with her husband and a Golden Retriever named Turtle. She owns two retail stores called "How to Live." She won the Debut Dagger in 2012, an award given by the Crime Writer's Association for best unpublished mystery novel.

My Thoughts...
I really enjoyed this one and I highly recommend it.

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