Restoring Fairhaven – Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of the Restoring Fairhaven Release Day Fun!

Carolyn Miller – Audrey S.

Chautona Havig – Nyla Kay W.

Melissa Wardwell – Elly C.

Kari Trumbo – Connie S.

Rachel Skatvold – Brandi R

Tabitha Bouldin – Helen M.

Sandy Barela – Lois T.

Thank you to all who participated in the giveaway! We hope it was a fun time had by all!



Hello Readers,


Sooooo for Restoring Fairhaven, we are supposed to talk about gardening, planting, landscaping…So fun right? Yes. Gardening can be so fun plus there is nothing more relaxing than getting your hands in dirt and playing with it.

Well, yes. If your name is not Sandra Barela who was born with a black thumb. You have to understand how serious this is. I come from a long line of farmers. My dad can take something we think is dead and bring it back to life. My sister. She plants green beans, corn, sunflowers and gets a bumper crop.

Me…I kill cactus. You think I am joking…You are so cute.

This year I planted beautiful flowers. This is what I got:

I love bell peppers and they are expensive so I planted yellow ones;  I got:

That is the funkiest looking bell pepper I have ever seen.

I wanted flowers in my planters and I knew exactly how they would turn out so I asked my son, Josh.





You see the problem?


If I lived on Independence Islands, I would be lucky! You see in Restoring Fairheaven, Samatha Green takes over her grandfather’s gardening business so I could just hire her. Let me tell you more about it:

Love hurts, or so the songs say, so who wants it?

Taking on her ailing father’s gardening business on Merriweather Island, Samantha Green only wants to escape her ex and to make her father proud.

But Sam gets more than she bargained for when Greener Gardens accepts the job of restoring the gardens of a reclusive writer, Max Fairhaven, whose historical novels about romance and unrequited love litter bookstore shelves and movie marquees all over the world.

Max much prefers the fictional world to the real, and the gardening girl’s interruptions means he’s driven from his writing cave far too often for his liking.

How’s he supposed to craft stories with her distracting him all the time?

Things change when he learns something of Sam’s family challenges, and his admiration slowly kindles. With his secretary’s goading, he’s forced to confront the past, while facing the fact that he needs to change in order to avoid a lonely future.

Gentle pruning and a whole lot of banter forges a friendship between this not-so-Southern belle landscaper and the half-British author. But is their budding attraction enough to grow into a flourishing happily-ever-after?

Restoring Fairhaven is the final “Merriweather book,” but don’t forget to embark on a tour of the next island in this series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.


Yeah. I definitely need Samatha to come help me!

How about you, readers? Do you have a black thumb like me or a green thumb like my son Josh? Tell me below to be entered into the special giveaway I am doing just for this release!

Before you go….Have you stopped by the other authors post to learn about their gardening and enter their giveaways? Be sure not to miss out!


Carolyn Miller – December 8

Chautona Havig – December 9

Melissa Wardwell – December 10

Kari Trumbo – December 11

Rachel Skatvold – December 12

Tabitha Bouldin – December 13


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