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About Grace Greene
Grace Greene is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of women's fiction and contemporary romance set in the countryside of her native Virginia (The Happiness In Between, The Memory of Butterflies, the Cub Creek Series, and The Wildflower House Series) and on the breezy beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina (The Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series). Her debut novel, Beach Rental, and the sequel, Beach Winds, were both Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Her most recent release (2020) is A Light Last Seen. Her 2021 release, A Barefoot Tide, brings together both the Cub Creek books and the Emerald Isle, NC books
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Can a message in a bottle lead to love?
Grab your beach hat and a towel and prepare for a boxed set brought to you by nine New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors…
Beach Brides! Fun in the summer sun!
When a group of diehard romantics share a silly dare to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to their dream guy and cast it out to sea, will they actually find him? Or will their romantic wish remain adrift?
Find out with these nine delightful sweet romances that will keep you reading well into the night!
MEG (Julie Jarnagin)
When a reality dating show producer finds a message in a bottle from the perfect female contestant, he must convince her to choose one of the contenders and figure out how to keep from falling in love with her himself.
TARA (Ginny Baird)
A Savannah billionaire finds a message in a bottle on the beach when he’s about to propose to his socialite girlfriend, and his whole life turns on a dime.
NINA (Stacey Joy Netzel)
Jaded and guy-shy after too many heartbreaks, Nina is sure no one guy could ever meet the impossible criteria specified in her message in a bottle—until she meets wounded veteran, Finn Regan.
CLAIR (Grace Greene)
For Clair Bennett, will her message in a bottle bring her the antidote to heartache, or the bad fortune that allows the man who broke her heart to hurt her yet again?
JENNY (Melissa McClone)
When a soldier responds to an author’s message in a bottle, she can’t resist replying, but their online friendship takes a surprising turn when she receives a call that he’s been injured and wants to see her.
KIM (Magdalena Scott)
Jon was engaged when he “landed” the message in a bottle on a fishing trip, and it disappeared before he could decide whether to respond. Now unattached, he’s on a road trip with Kim, whose gratitude despite a painful past reminds him of the touching note he wishes he’d kept.
ROSE (Shanna Hatfield)
Tanner Thomas has no interest in contacting the woman who wrote a heartfelt, hopelessly romantic letter his mother found in a bottle on the beach. So why won’t thoughts of her stop tormenting him? Desperate to get her out of his mind once and for all, he makes a surprise trip to meet her, completely unprepared to fall in love with a stranger he meets on the beach.
LILY (Ciara Knight)
An owner of an advertising firm discovers a picture in a bottle that will land a multi-million-dollar contract and save his company, but the price for the image may be too high—his heart.
AMY (Raine English)
When a wealthy CEO of a popular matchmaking service is ordered to give up his playboy lifestyle, finding a message in a bottle from a woman guided by fate just might be what he needs to carry out his phony engagement scheme.
From rural Virginia to coastal Carolina ~ Lilliane Moore leaves the forests and rolling hills of her rural Virginia hometown, Cub Creek, to accept a temporary job as a companion to an elderly man who lives at the beach. It’s a risky move that’s out of character for her, but her thirties are passing quickly—she feels like she's closing in on forty fast—plus she’s got a hole in her roof and no AC. The big payday she’s been promised for this short-term assignment will fix a lot of what’s wrong in her life. The job is at the beach in North Carolina, in a place called Emerald Isle at the end of the Outer Banks. She’s never seen the ocean before and she’d like to, but what's the catch?
Because there’s always a catch, isn’t there?
Taking a job in a home with someone she doesn’t know and so far from her own home may be a risk—but the biggest risk for Lilliane may be the unexpected—including leaving the home and hometown to which her heart and past are irrevocably tied, and to which she must return—no matter what happens while she’s away.
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.
Frannie Denman has been waiting for her life to begin. After several false starts, and a couple of broken hearts, she ends up back with her mother, with whom she doesn’t get along, until her elderly uncle gets sick and Frannie goes to Emerald Isle to help manage his affairs while he’s recovering.
Her uncle’s oceanfront home, Captain’s Walk, is small and unpretentious, and even though Frannie isn’t a ‘beach person,’ she decides Captain’s Walk in winter is a great place to hide from her troubles. But Frannie doesn’t realize that winter is short in Emerald Isle and the beauty of the ocean and seashore can help heal anyone’s heart, especially when her uncle’s handyman is the handsome Brian Donovan.
Brian has troubles of his own. He sees himself and Frannie as two damaged people who aren’t likely to equal a happy ‘whole’ but he’s intrigued by this woman of contradictions.
Frannie’s mother wants her back home and Brian wants to meet the real Frannie, but Frannie wants to move forward with her life. To do that she needs questions answered. With the right information there’s a good chance Frannie will be able to affect not only a change in her life, but also a change of heart.
Maia helped her friends find their happily-ever-afters ~ Now she’s ready for her own
Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Crystal Coast ~ from THE FRONT STREET GALLERY in Beaufort, NC, to the beaches of Emerald Isle and across Bogue Sound to Morehead City…
Maia Donovan watched her friends find true love, and has dreamed of her own happily-ever-after, but wishes and reality don’t always match up.
When Maia met Joel Sandeford, she thought she’d found a man worth the risk of another broken heart. But she’s hesitant. Joel lives out of town and always seems to be working. Maia, too, works long hours and spends most of her time managing THE FRONT STREET GALLERY. She fears the distance and their work ethics may spell disaster.
Both Joel and Maia have assumptions and memories from their pasts that make living fully in the present a challenge.
Maia doesn’t realize the biggest obstacle to her happily-ever-after may be herself, and the memories she’s hiding in her heart—that part of her heart that still belongs to her first true love.
If Maia can’t resolve her fears and give up those old feelings, then finding her happily-ever-after may become an impossible dream.
On a winter night several years before, a young runaway, Kelli, stumbled onto the porch of an oceanfront cottage. The woman who lived there, Margie, took her in and gave her the gifts of safety and security.
Twelve years later, Margie dies. Kelli continues living at the cottage until the day the woman’s nephew arrives for a Christmas visit. And he intends to stay.
Dylan has been on the road for many years. He calls himself a traveler, but he’s tired of always being on the move. When he arrives at his aunt’s home, he learns that she has died.
Who has the better claim? And how far will Kelli go to keep the house that has become her home?
From the bestselling author of The Memory of Butterflies comes the first in a bittersweet series about love and loss.
Kara Hart was scarred by loss—first the loss of her mother and now her husband. She feels broken, with no will to move forward, until her father does the unexpected: he moves to the Virginia countryside to restore an old Victorian mansion. Kara decides to go with him, telling herself that it will only be temporary.
The huge house is neglected and derelict, but Kara discovers its breathtaking field of wildflowers and is stunned by their beauty. The house, the grounds, and the quirky neighbors—including a handsome one—are almost as fascinating as her father’s sudden willingness to discuss her mother and his own secret past.
Kara is finding her new normal when tragedy strikes again, forcing her to make difficult choices. Will she go back to her old life and risk losing all she has gained? Or will she face her fears and give herself the opportunity to grow?
SHORT STORY ~ Carrie runs away from her wedding before saying "I do." She refuses to marry Andrew, but doesn't know what she will do as she tries to straighten out the disaster her life has become. She runs to Emerald Isle, NC where happier memories call to her and she hopes she can reclaim what she's lost.
In the second novel in the Wildflower House series, the author of The Memory of Butterflies reminds us that to achieve our dreams, we must first open our hearts.
Kara Hart suffered overwhelming heartache when she lost her mother and husband, and her father’s sudden death might be the blow that breaks her—unless she turns her grief into purpose. She’ll finish renovating his Victorian mansion in rural Virginia, but with her own twist. She’ll turn the old house into a creative retreat for artists and writers.
Kara has never tackled a project this big alone, and she’s not ready to open her heart to others for help. But the locals open their hearts to her—including two who have the potential to be more than friends. She tells herself she doesn’t need romance or distractions, but maybe that’s exactly what she needs. When her former best friend reenters Kara’s life, it could be the distraction that finally destroys her—or heals her.
The tragedies in Kara’s life have damaged her self-confidence, but she presses forward, gradually lowering her protective walls and allowing others in little by little. Will bringing Wildflower House back to life and freeing her own creative spirit also allow her to open her heart to hope and happiness—and maybe even love?
In the midst of her personal disasters, Beth is called back to her hometown of Preston, a small town in southwestern Virginia, to settle her guardian’s estate. There, she runs smack into the mess she’d left behind a decade earlier: her alcoholic father, the long-ago sweetheart, Michael, and the poor opinion of almost everyone in town. As she sorts through her guardian’s possessions, Beth discovers that the woman who saved her and raised her had secrets, and the truths revealed begin to chip away at her self-imposed control.
Michael is warmly attentive and Stephen, her ex-fiancé, follows her to Preston to win her back, but it is the man she doesn’t know who could forever end Beth’s chance to build a better, truer life.
Love and suspense with a dash of Southern Gothic...
From the award-winning author of Beach Rental and The Memory of Butterflies
Rachel Sevier, travels to Wynnedower Mansion overlooking the James River in rural Virginia to find her missing brother. Instead, she finds Jack Wynne, the mansion’s bad-tempered owner. He isn’t happy to see her. When her brother took off without notice, he left Jack in a lurch.
Jack has his own plans. He’s tired of being responsible for everyone and everything. He wants to shake those obligations, including the old mansion. The last thing he needs is another complication, but Rachel is suspicious - and very stubborn - and convinces him to let her stay while she tries to figure out where her brother went.
At Wynnedower, Rachel becomes curious about the house and its owner. Curiosity can be dangerous as Rachel discovers, but it can also make the difference between survival ~ or not.
In Wildflower Christmas, a Wildflower House novella, Kara is looking forward to a quiet holiday—just like the ones she’s always known—but this year, instead of celebrating the holidays with her father in the city, she’s at Wildflower House and she’s alone. Kara is okay with a low-key Christmas because after hosting the hectic first official event at Wildflower House she’s ready to enjoy some rest and relaxation before January arrives and the final renovations begin.
But fate—with an extra dose of Christmas spirit—intervenes as the people now in Kara’s life show up. Some need favors and others have special gifts. If Kara is ready to up her holiday game, she will find opportunities for new traditions on which she can build for the future.