Read Becalmed Online Free - When a Southern woman with a broken heart falls for a widower with a broken boat, it's anything but smooth sailing.
Tadie Longworth doesn't mind acting the maiden aunt in Beaufort, North Carolina. She has a gift shop full of her own jewelry designs and a sweet little sailboat to take her mind off the guy who got away. But now he’s back . . . with the fashion-plate wife he picked instead of Tadie . . . and he’s hitting on her again.
When widower Will Merritt limps into town with a broken sailboat and a perky seven-year-old daughter, he offers the perfect distraction — until that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter during a hurricane. Over candlelit games of Slap-Jack and Monopoly, Jilly becomes the daughter she could have had and Will the man she always wanted. Only, he’s sworn never to let another woman in his life. Any day now, he’s going to finish those repairs, and that ship's going to sail — straight out of Tadie’s life.
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November 28, 2014
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
----Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
Normandie Fischer, an American writer, penning her novel from on board her sailboat or from on shore in coastal NC, has spun another remarkable story in he...
June 20, 2013
If you have loved stories about arranged marriages, try this novel for an interesting twist: a marriage arranged not by parents, but by a child. And not just any child, but one of the most beguiling and lovable child characters I've read for quite some time.
Seven-year-old Jilly Merritt lost her m...
October 06, 2013
Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
This was an interesting read to me as it gave me some conflicting feelings as I worked my way through it.
I will start with the good. The absolute star of this bo...
July 09, 2013
I'll admit that I started this book with mild reservations. A lifelong sailor, I recognize the romantic appeal of sailing as a backdrop to writing- but I am weary of the attempts at nautical writing which try too hard and wind up sounding silly and being just plain inaccurate. It was quickly appa...
March 01, 2016
Well, I wrote this, so I don't think I should review it!
July 29, 2013
I cannot say enough about this story. I took it to bed with me every night to read before lights out. I've not had time to read much during the day this summer, but knowing I had the book with its delicious characters waiting for me at bedtime, kept me looking forward to turning in.
If you love sa...
May 13, 2013
Wow! I read this book as a beta reader and was blown out of the water with the emotions and strength of Sarah Longworth (aka. Tadie). The internal struggles she faces being 35 and still a virgin really made me want to cheer her on for waiting for the right guy. That wasn't her motivation for hold...
July 14, 2013
Normandie Fischer writes a gentle romance set in the seaside town of Beaufort, NC where the mild breezes and water embrace a community full of characters that love where they live. The author's personal spirit of sailing has been infused into these characters, and the reader can smell the salt, r...
July 11, 2013
This was a book I picked up and did not want to put down. It's been a while since I had a book affect me so deeply. This one spoke to me exactly right for this moment,somehow. Not exactly a romance, not exactly literary fiction, possibly upmarket women's fiction, this book has a really interestin...
March 13, 2013
Tadie became the maiden aunt in her little town of Beaufort, NC, when she wasn't paying attention. But when the handsome Will and his adorable daughter, Jilly, sail into dock, she perks up. Unfortunately, Will is not willing to be pulled into a relationship with anyone.
Fischer spins a wonderful t...