Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We all have baggage

Did you catch the blog tour I posted last week on this book?

Well, you need to go back and check out the first chapter. You can just click here if you want to read it.

From the back cover:

From the moment Riley Sinclair stepped onto Paradise Island, Bahamas, and into her new job as director of guest relations at a five-star resort, she felt the pieces of her once-broken life finally coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel arrive with more than just suitcases and suntan lotion in tow--they're accompanied by their lurking demons, paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears.

Riley and three guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships. With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter, heartache, and healing.

Back to Audra talking...

We all have baggage. And oh, believe me, the characters do indeed have baggage - and people they are trying to avoid. But as "Roy Rogers" says, this island is a place of healing.

First we meet Riley Sinclair - the new director of guest relations at a five-star resort. That might be a fun job if it weren't for some of the guests she has to take care of, but we'll go there in a minute. You start of the story knowing that she ended up in the Bahamas to get away from something in her past... but I'm not telling you what!

We meet Winnie Harris, the senior lady of the group, and the denim and rhinestone queen. Her children thought she needed to get away since she hadn't gotten out much since her husband had died. Can you say spunky? Winnie is a firecracker!

What would a Denise Hildreth novel be without a pageant queen? Why, I'm not quite sure. (Actually, there wasn't one in two of her books, but you know what I'm saying if you read her Savannah series.) Tamyra Larsen is hiding from someone, and has to work some things out before heading back to Savannah to pass on her crown. She and Winnie become fast friends though they are an unlikely pair.

And last, but certainly not least is author Laine Fulton. The epitome of a high maintenance author. (I shall not comment further on what I may or may not know about that subject! LOL) Think Mommy Dearest or The Devil Wears Prada.  She keeps Riley on her toes, and it takes them a while to warm up to one another.

But as a single week progresses, and the hurricane heads toward Paradise Island, the four women bond and form lasting friendships. An international cast of other colorful characters weave their way into the story. They are just as enjoyable as the main ladies. You'll certainly laugh, and you may even cry!

You need to check this one out - very enjoyable!

Click here to visit Denise's website!

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.

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