cover image On a Coastal Breeze

On a Coastal Breeze

Suzanne Woods Fisher. Revell, $15.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-8007-3499-2

Christy Award–winner Fisher delivers a delightful second installment to her Three Sisters Island trilogy (after On a Summer Tide). After finishing her clinical training for family therapy, Maddie rejoins her family, including sisters Cam and Blaine, on a small island off the coast of Maine to open a psychotherapy practice. However, her newfound confidence fails her when Rick O’Shea, her childhood friend turned high school sweetheart, reenters her life as the island’s new pastor. He left her heartbroken on prom night, and as Maddie and Rick learn how to forgive themselves as well as each other, they bond over their shared faith and rekindle their relationship. Meanwhile, Cam, the eldest sister, reevaluates her priorities as she cares for her adoptive son and plans her wedding. Blaine, the youngest sister, disappoints the family by quitting culinary school and avoiding the repercussions of an emotional relationship she started with a married professor (nicely setting up the next installment). While this could be read as a standalone, readers should start from the beginning to fully appreciate the secondary plots involving Cam and Blaine. This winsome tale will hit the spot for fans of contemporary inspirationals. (May)