Lori is an award-winning author who writes compelling, heartfelt stories that touch on family, complicated relationships, and deep connections with people and animals while uplifting your spirit. Her unique settings come to life and become characters themselves.
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When Christmas magic fills a house, the charm of falling in love becomes possible―especially in this heartfelt holiday story from award-winning author Lori Hayes.
An old farmhouse on a salt marsh is said to have Christmas magic. As the legend goes, whoever moves into the homestead will not only fall in love but be married by Christmas. Terri McMillan is burnt-out on city life. She wants to buy the house, but the owner, Matt Baker, requests one final Christmas in his grandparent’s home before selling it. When Terri and Matt discover letters and a diary from the Vietnam War era, an old family secret is revealed. Could love like this still exist? The magic of Christmas just might be working.
This was such a great romance. I devoured this book. This is my second book by Hayes. This was such an interesting storyline. It was a story in another story. I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it. --The Mary Reader
"A beautiful story in which the magic of Christmas wrapped around me like a cozy blanket. Loved Coastal Christmas!" --Birgit Stubblefield, author of Secrets in Oak Creek
When a betrayed young woman moves to a charming beach town to escape love, an unlikely matchmaker gets involved.
Physical therapist Emily McMillan broke off her troubled engagement to move to a charming, albeit tight-knit, seaside community for a new start. But will the locals accept her? She's too quiet, too reserved and wants to hole up in her apartment to write her latest novel. When she treats a spunky patient, popularly known as Gran, she finds herself agreeing to a date with Gran's handsome grandson.
Keith Stallings, a creative businessman who owns the local passenger ferry, tempts Emily with a dreamy island full of wild horses, an enticing beach laden with colorful sunsets, and a home-cooked picnic under the stars. Heck, even a wild pelican named Sam loves him. Emily had declared men off-limits, but just when she believes this is the best island summer ever, the park service threatens Keith's livelihood. Keith has a difficult decision to make, one that may not include Emily.
An emotionally complex beach read, this love story reaches just beyond the sand dunes where the sea turtles nest and where the tides can wash away dreams.
Keith and Emily's romantic story will bring you to your knees. If you are looking for a romantic beach read this is it. You are going to love these characters and the writing was very well done and the story was well executed. --The Mary Reader
5 STAR--From page one, “Island Summer” pulls you into the coastal atmosphere. You can smell the salt, feel the wind, hear the calming ocean. And not only that, the flowing writing style will carry you right alongside the characters, as they face real-life issues and heartbreak. If you’re looking for a romantic beach read, look no further! Keith and Emily’s story will certainly touch your heart! --Goodreads Review
5 STAR--I have really enjoyed this entire series! The characters are endearing and their struggles are real. The relationships are deep. This is a great summer read! --Goodreads Review
5 STAR--The best beach read! One of the very best beach reads I’ve come across in years... --Amazon Review