Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Release Celebration: Finally Home by Tammy L. Grace (Excerpt)

In the tradition of the beloved novels of Debbie Macomber and Kristin Hannah, award-winning author Tammy L. Grace returns readers to the fifth book in her Hometown Harbor Series and another unforgettable journey of friendship, family, and loss.

Finally Home

by Tammy L. Grace

Women's Fiction
ebook, 250 pages
June 20, 2017 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #5

Sometimes you have to go back to move forward


Twenty years later, the death of Kate’s daughter remains fresh in her mind. Looking at Kate no one would guess the grief, self-doubt, and anguish that plague her. In a quest to move forward, she and Spence are building a new life on the island and the happiness that has eluded her for decades is within reach.

An unexpected visitor sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy the world Kate has carefully reconstructed. A tragedy strikes close to home. The revelation of a long-kept secret forces her to confront painful memories and reassess the bonds of friendship. Kate’s future and that of another she barely knows are dependent upon her ability to bend without breaking.

Pour a cup of tea and return to Hometown Harbor where you’ll reconnect with old friends and discover Kate’s story of perseverance as she grapples with unbearable loss and the power of forgiveness.

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Excerpt

Kate paused at her Victorian dressing table, running her palm over the smooth mahogany. She slid her hands over the antique pewter urn that stood atop the set of small drawers. She let her fingers glide over the cool metal and trace the engraved roses that circled it. Contrary to what many thought, having Karen close by comforted Kate.

Today as she touched the urn that held all that remained of her sweet girl, she choked on a sob. Karen would have been forty years old. It seemed like she had only died, but it had been twenty years. Kate shuddered as she thought of that horrible day and begged her mind to wander to happier times. It was so hard to explain to others how the loss of Karen still plagued her.

A mother just didn’t get over it. The constant agony had eventually subsided, leaving a residual ache in its place. She didn’t think of Karen each day like she had for years. The pain had diminished and like an old injury peaked only at certain times. Not when it rained or the weather changed, but at anniversaries, birthdays, and other pivotal events where the absence of her daughter was intense.  


Other Books in the Series

Finding Home
by Tammy L. Grace
Women's Fiction
ebook & print, 254 pages
January 21, 2014 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #1

A coming to life journey for a middle-aged woman, who flees to a small island expecting a change of scenery and discovers much more.

Shattered by her husband's infidelities after twenty-five years of marriage, Sam Collins is plagued by constant fear and loneliness, reliving the tragic death of her parents and the betrayal by the man she loved. She leaves Seattle seeking relief from the relentless darkness that has swallowed her. With only her dog for companionship, she sets out to live in her vacation home on San Juan Island.

In her search for a carpenter, she meets the handsome and very available, Jeff Cooper. Sam's not looking for romance, but can't deny the attraction to the retired firefighter, turned handyman. While working together and eating her pies, Jeff finds himself falling for her.

The past she wrestles to let go of comes hurtling back when she least expects it. In an effort to help a struggling young man, she is forced to confront the anguish she is desperate to escape. While torn between love and friendship, she must face her fears and choose between the life she's known and a chance for a family and home she's been longing for all her life.



Home Blooms
by Tammy L. Grace 
Women's Fiction
ebook & print, 319 pages 
April 22, 2014 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #2


Return to the picturesque island community where you’ll check in with your old friends and meet a few new ones along the way.


Linda is knee deep in bouquets and boutonnieres, designing a beautiful ceremony for Sam and Jeff. The bride’s matchmaking plot takes shape as she volunteers her best friend, Max, to help Linda create the perfect wedding.


Linda and Max are thrown together when a tragedy threatens to destroy the honeymooners’ newfound happiness before they have the possibility of a life together. Compelled to make some changes in life, Linda uncovers a family secret that causes her to question her existence and leads her on a search for the truth.

As Max begins to penetrate the protective walls around Linda’s heart, a visit from her youth causes her to risk it all. While struggling between the past and the future, Linda has a chance to let more than her flowers bloom.


A Promise of Home
by Tammy L. Grace
Women's Fiction
ebook & print, 254 pages
January 21, 2014 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #3

Spend Christmas in Friday Harbor this year surrounded by the friends you know and a couple of special deliveries from the Hometown Harbor Series.

In between holiday activities, friends of Linda and Max are helping plan their Valentine’s Day wedding. Regi is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her fortieth birthday and the fulfillment of the promise she and Cam made over twenty years ago.

As she anticipates the reunion with Cam, she’s oblivious to the signals the local delivery man, Nate, is giving her. She and Nate work together helping a newcomer open an art and antiques shop. While spending time together, she discovers she has feelings for Nate and bonds with the new shopkeeper over their past losses.

As Regi’s contemplating her choices, she’s dealt a blow that brings her to her knees and reconnects her with the past. In the pursuit of her youthful fairytale promise, she’ll risk the only chance she’s encountered for true happiness and a home.



Pieces of Home
by Tammy L. Grace
Women's Fiction
ebook & print, 266 pages
October 14, 2015 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #4

A story of long ago secrets revealed and the strength of one woman’s journey to overcome the pain of her past.

Ellie hasn’t seen or spoken to her parents in twenty years—since she came to live on the island with her aunt and uncle.  Ellie’s all grown up now and runs the popular family bakery, Sweet Treats. 

An unforeseen plea for help forces Ellie to reveal a secret she’s kept hidden from even her closest friends.  Her innate kindness and desire to help propel her on a turbulent journey.  The pieces of her past she’s worked so hard to escape resurface and bring her face to face with heartache.  In the midst of unearthing her long buried pain, she faces challenges that threaten her livelihood and those she holds most dear.

When newcomer Blake Griffin arrives, he frequents the bakery in the early morning hours and over fresh cinnamon rolls they develop a friendship.  He renews a sense of hope and joy in Ellie, but she’s hesitant to trust him with her heart.  Instead of letting her past define her future, Ellie must summon the courage to recognize an unexpected path may be a welcome gift.


Hometown Harbor: The Beginning
by Tammy L. Grace
Women's Fiction
ebook, 57 pages 
June 9, 2016 by Lone Mountain Press
Hometown Harbor #0 (Prequel to Book 1)

Dive into Sam's private journal in this prequel novella to the first book in the Hometown Harbor Series.

Get a glimpse into Sam's life and thoughts through selected excerpts from her journal over the last thirty years. You'll get to know her before she takes center stage as the main character in Finding Home: A Hometown Harbor Novel (Book 1)

Whether you're just starting the series or you've read them all, Hometown Harbor: The Beginning, a novella, is a wonderful way to get an in-depth perspective of Sam's life before her move to Friday Harbor.

About the Author

Tammy L. Grace is the award-winning author of The Hometown Harbor Series of women’s fiction set in the picturesque San Jan Islands in Washington and a mystery series set in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring Cooper Harrington, Private Detective.

Born and raised in Nevada, Tammy L. Grace loved reading at a young age. With the help of her middle school teacher, she discovered the joy of writing. When Tammy isn't working on ideas for a novel, she's spending time with family and friends or supporting her addiction to books and chocolate. She and her husband have one grown son and a spoiled golden retriever.




Other Books from this Author

Killer Music
by Tammy L. Grace

Mystery
ebook & print, 214 pages
April 7, 2015 by Lone Mountain Press
Cooper Harrington Detective #1

Winner of 2016 Gold Medal from Global E-Book Awards

When private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington meets record label mogul Grayson Taylor at a swank gathering of country music artists and politicians he never imagines he’ll be investigating his brutal murder less than twenty-four hours later.

The suspects are plentiful. More than a handful of people could have wanted him dead. Retained by Taylor’s widow, Coop works alongside his best friend and Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason. The investigation leads Coop and Ben to visit the luxurious mansions of recording industry magnates, navigate the murky undercurrents of the political world, and probe complicated family matters. Scandalous indiscretions, secrets, and hints of corruption swirl in the midst of their pursuit of the killer.

Coop’s faithful friend and assistant, Annabelle and his loyal golden retriever, Gus, both lend a hand during the investigation. Even his Aunt Camille mines the local gossip mill to unearth potential killers with motive. Yet the case seems hopeless until a crucial piece of evidence emerges that sends Coop and Ben on a race to catch the killer before someone else dies.



Deadly Connection
by Tammy L. Grace
Mystery 
ebook & print, 202 pages
October 21, 2016 by Lone Mountain Press
Cooper Harrington Detective #2 



Coop's case takes an unexpected twist when he discovers the dead body of his latest client.

A newcomer to Nashville with a troublesome problem requests an emergency meeting with private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington. When she fails to keep her appointment, Coop and Annabelle, his faithful friend and assistant, become worried and go in search of their new client. Their hopes for a quiet Sunday are dashed when they discover her dead body.

Coop and Annabelle find themselves immersed in the investigation, uncovering tenuous links to a handful of suspects. With the help of his loyal golden retriever, Gus, and meddling but well-meaning Aunt Camille, Coop works to untangle the web of connections to expose the motive and identity of the killer before anyone else is murdered.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my books, Evelyn. I appreciate it!

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