Monday, June 19, 2017

New and Upcoming Sweet Releases

NEW RELEASE! I'm excited to share the news here that CLAIR: BEACH BRIDES SERIES (the 4th book in the series of standalone novellas) released June 13th. Are you familiar with the #BEACHBRIDES? Twelve New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors got together and wrote twelve novellas. All twelve novellas begin with a common event: Twelve friends from an online book club ~ romantics at heart but disappointed by love ~ vacation together at Enchanted Island in the Caribbean. On the last evening, they decide to write messages about their hopes for love and secure them in bottles and toss them into the sea. Each of the stories begin there, but then follow the brides and their further adventures.

This is Clair's story and you can purchase it here in Kindle or Print.Each novella can be read as a standalone and in any order and are being released weekly. The first was released in May. Clair is the fourth. Catch up with the ones already released and enjoy eight more weeks of brides and beaches and sweet romance. You'll find all of the novellas here: http://ow.ly/3Lfh30cytQ8 There's also a reader group if you'd like to join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/652393644949788/


My next release is THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES, a standalone novel, set to be released on September 5. It's available for preorder now HERE. This book is very special to me and I'm eager for readers to have the opportunity to read it ~ and hopefully, also find it special to them. THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES, contemporary women's fiction, is Hannah Cooper's story.

Excerpt from THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES (The Prologue)

My daughter, Ellen, will graduate from high school this year. 
     The closer we get to graduation, the harder the past is coming at me, kicking like a living creature and forcing its way back into my life. With it, it brings happy memories but also those that were gladly forgotten—including the memory of how I lost my Ellen seventeen years ago, then found her again.
      I grew up in Virginia, in the woods of Cooper’s Hollow amid the leafy green shadows of Elk Ridge. The rough banks of Cub Creek cut through our land from north to south such that one was never far from the music of its dark water.
     Our small house had sheltered many generations of Coopers, including those resting in the family cemetery on the hill opposite the house. I never wanted to be anywhere else except for a brief time, eighteen years ago, when I, myself, was about to graduate from high school. Six years after that, our home in Cooper’s Hollow burned down, and we were forced to move into town—we being Ellen and me.
     The nearby town of Mineral wasn’t big by most people’s standards, but from my perspective, it certainly was. Moving into town was scary, in part because Ellen was kindergarten age. I’d never wanted to draw attention, and it would be noticeable if she didn’t start school. It was time for it anyway, and it turned out that when it came to school and being around teachers and other children, Ellen was like a lively duck landing in a sparkling lake—it was made for her. I’d taught her some at home, and the school administrators, recognizing her quick mind, moved her into first grade early. Our new life was a perfect fit for Ellen. So, while I talked for the next dozen years about rebuilding our house and going back to live in the Hollow, I never actually got around to doing anything about it. Instead, I settled into the daily life of being a mom, working at my pottery business, and even volunteering at church and with the ladies’ auxiliary. How my grandmother would’ve laughed at the idea of my toting a homemade pound cake or a pasta casserole to a function! But you fit in as you can where you find yourself, and residing in town was social. Very different from living in the Hollow.  
     For these last several years, I’ve been biding my time, waiting until the timing was right for both of us—for Ellen to graduate and begin her college career and for me to return home to Cooper’s Hollow permanently—to finally face the past.

Preorder THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES here and get Amazon's low-price guarantee.
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 Grace Greene is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of women’s fiction and contemporary romance set in the bucolic reaches of her native Virginia (Kincaid’s Hope, Cub Creek, The Happiness In Between, The Memory of Butterflies) and the breezy beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina (Beach Rental,  Beach Winds). Her debut novel, Beach Rental, and the sequel, Beach Winds, were both Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. For more about the author and her books, visit www.gracegreene.com or connect with her on Twitter @Grace_Greene and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GraceGreeneBooks.

7 comments:

  1. Grace, both stories sound amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! I hope everyone will enjoy it.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your new release!

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  4. Grace,
    Wow! Both stories sound wonderful. Looking forward to The Memory of Butterflies.

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