- Sand Castle Bay. Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin Mira, 2013.
- Wind Chime Point. Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin Mira, 2013.
- Sea Glass Island. Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin Mira, 2013.
The Castle sisters–Emily, Gabriella, and Samantha–are the focus of this short, romantic series. The sisters love the coastal community of Sand Castle Bay, but each went out into the wider world to make a name for herself. Emily is an interior designer, Samantha is an actor, and Gabi follower her father into the pharmaceutical industry. But when they hit a patch of trouble–or when a family member needs them–they return to their little beach town.
Each novel focuses on a particular sister who is at a turning point in her life: Emily in Sand Castle Bay, Gabi in Wind Chime Point, and the eldest sister, Samantha, in Sea Glass Island. Their grandmother, Cora Jane, is a presence in each novel–not quite needing the sisters’ help, but eliciting the sisters’ concern. But Cora Jane gives much more than she receives, as she offers advice and engages in matchmaking. Although the Ocean Breeze novels contain contemporary elements such as age discrimination, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and the war in Afghanistan, at heart these are traditional novels. Unrequited love, the desire to marry and have children, and the impulse to protect family members–and to meddle in their affairs–drive the action in these nicely linked novels.