Fade To Blue
by Julie Carobini
B&H Publishing Group
ABOUT THE BOOK: Suz Mitchell is the determined dreamer we should all be and won't allow her ex-husband Len's jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah's life. An accomplished artist, she moves with her child across the country to California's central coast and lands a sweet job restoring priceless paintings at the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the ocean.
To her utter surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, is also now working at Hearst and jumbles the dreams inside Suz's heart. While sorting out the awkwardness of their past split and current spiritual differences, a repentant Len shows up eager to restore his family.
Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.
MY REVIEW: I will admit up front that I had to suspend my disbelief a bit on one of the main plot points of this book – the fact that after moving across the country she just happens to run into an old flame. Once I got past that though, I sat back to enjoy the book.
Fade to Blue was an easy read, especially with summer coming up. But while I did enjoy the book, it was not my favorite by this author. Enjoyable, but not one I felt I had to read every spare moment I had.
A 3 out of 5 star rating.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from the author:
I grew up as Julie Navarro, in a family of truly right-brained individuals. Among us you’ll find writers, artists, and musicians, all of us willing to talk about the arts at a moment’s notice.
Over the years, I’ve published several hundred articles and stories in magazines and books, including Aspire, Decision, Expecting, Focus on the Family, Key Magazine and God’s Abundance: 365 Days to a Simpler Life. As I wrote, I found a common theme cropping up: my family, the sea, and God’s timely work in the lives of those around me.
Maybe it was time to incorporate those interests into novels, I thought.
And so I did. Not once, but twice. Both times, God shut both doors and windows. So I continued to write and dream and raise my kids with Dan. Eventually I decided to write romantic seaside novels, and that’s where I found my voice.
When I’m not writing, marketing, or editing for others, I’m driving my kids around town, imagining that my mid-sized SUV is actually a sleek sailing yacht.
My thanks to CFBA for furnishing this book for my honest review.