What are readers saying about Beach Rental?
September Issue, RT Book Reviews magazine – 4.5 stars and TOP PICK for BEACH RENTAL:
“No author can even come close to capturing the awe-inspiring essence of the North Carolina coast like Greene. Her debut novel seamlessly combines hope, love and faith, like the female equivalent of Nicholas Sparks. Her writing is meticulous and so finely detailed you’ll hear the gulls overhead and the waves crashing onto shore. Grab a hanky, bury your toes in the sand and get ready to be swept away with this unforgettable beach read.”
- Double winner in the GDRWA’s Booksellers’ Best Traditional AND Best First Book categories
- Finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers Published Maggie Award of Excellence
- Finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Inspirational Single Title category
“Grace Greene, with a captivating style, writes a compelling story about coping with the worst and enjoying the best of life, making it easy for the reader to empathize with the characters. Ms. Greene’s descriptions and her ability to create vibrant characters makes Beach Rental a book one wants to read non-stop. The strong heroine and the two very different but truly remarkable heroes lift one’s spirit and showcases the depth of caring that reinforces the reality of how valuable faith, hope, and love are in life.” Camellia – Long and Short Reviews (8/11/11)
“Ms. Greene’s debut novel is stunning in both depth of content and characterization…This is a sweet romance, but packed with emotion. Faith plays a major role in bringing the protagonists to their own thrilling fulfillment, yet it’s done in a delightful, non-preachy way. Author Grace Greene has developed multiple layers in her wonderful story: a tender romance, emotion, great pacing and superb characterization. Kudos to Ms. Greene in her stunning debut. She is definitely an author to watch.” S. Barrett – An Amazon Vine Reviewer (Top 1000 Reviewer) (8/6/11)
“Juli’s lessons on different kinds of love and what unexpected blessings you can receive is a great, uplifting story despite some of the other sadder aspects of the tale. This book is very well written, pulling you in and never letting go. You’ll want some tissues for this one, but it’s one I’d recommend!” English Rose – Clean Romance Reviews (8/4/11)
“Credit goes to Ms. Greene for creating a vivid backdrop to this story. I truly felt like I was right there and could hear the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline… Beach Rental is a very good contemporary drama, with likable characters, awesome scenery descriptions and great tone of voice. Beach Rental is Ms. Greene’s debut novel and I am adding her to my list of authors to watch. I look forward to reading more of her work.” Joanne Troppello – Mustard Seed Blog (7/29/11)
BEACH RENTAL is set in Emerald Isle, Beaufort and Morehead City, in North Carolina. BEACH RENTAL is about love and loss and loving again as the heroine, Juli, learns a new way to live and how to choose her own destiny. (Sweet, Mild Heat)
On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small beach community of Emerald Isle…
Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben—and he’s watching to make sure she doesn’t.
Until Ben dies and the stakes change.
Framed by the timelessness of the Atlantic Ocean and the brilliant blue of the beach sky, Juli struggles against her past, the opposition of Ben’s and Luke’s families, and even the living reminder of her marriage—to build a future with hope and perhaps to find the love of her life—if she can survive the danger from her past.
BEACH RENTAL is available in print (trade paperback) and e-formats.
Email me at Grace(at)GraceGreene(dot)com