A Not So Distant Shore by Ev Bishop ~ 5⭐

Genres: Contemporary Women’s & Travel Fiction ~ Release Date: February 15, 2023

REVIEW: A Not So Distant Shore by Ev Bishop is the fourth book in the Sail Away Series. I’ll keep reminding you that the first book in the series is Welcome Aboard and is a FREE download. Go get yours now and start reading. The first book contains the first chapter of the eight following books to give you an idea of what you will be reading. These are really great reads and best of all you feel like you are on the cruise with them. I am really enjoying this series and I think you will too.

A Not So Distant Shore is about a woman named Addie. She helps people achieve their goals in life. Her life has been turned upside down. Please read the synopsis below. I think this cruise would be a dream come true if I were single again. Almost right away she meets her favorite author on the cruise. One, she is on a cruise and two, she meets her favorite author. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?

I really enjoyed this book for the sheer fun of it. I could easily place myself in her position. Couldn’t you? The characters Ev developed for this book are so down to earth. My kind of people. You find her author is not pretentious either. That doesn’t surprise me at all. You would think most published authors are snooty. They aren’t! I’ve become friends with a few of them since I started reviewing and believe me, they do not take anything for granted. They are gracious and friendly and thankful for every review they receive. They are good people.

I’ve been on one cruise in my life and loved every minute of it. It was so much fun. When I read the books in this series, it takes me back to that week long cruise that I went on with my best friend and eight other ladies. The characters are having as much fun as I did and meeting so many new people. So far, I haven’t found anything to not like. I have spread these books out between other books because I want the joy they bring me to last longer. 

If you’ve been on a cruise or would love to go on one or always wondered if you would like being out at sea and visiting exotic ports, these books are for you. They bring the experience to life. Download that first book for FREE and see what you think. What have you got to lose. Until next time…Happy Reading!

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SYNOPSIS: Set sail to new adventures and escapes with eight best-selling authors in the exciting new Sail Away series!

Addison Abbott’s mom used to joke that her only child came out of the womb with a to-do list clutched in her tiny red fist—and it probably wasn’t much of an exaggeration. For as long as Addie can remember, she’s been a planner. It’s even her job, for Pete’s sake—helping other people hit their goals through her coaching business. Thus, no one is more shocked than she is when her carefully engineered life is swamped.

The first leak springs when her mom passes away, although it’s not unexpected. That leak becomes a gaping hole when Addie’s adult children both move overseas. She’s not in danger of completely going under, however, until her husband of twenty-five years leaves her for another woman, something she never would’ve predicted in a million years, let alone planned for.

Addie has experienced big storms before—but this is the first time she can’t pull the cord on her own life raft. Lost in a dark ocean of grief and insecurity, she forgets about the anniversary “surprise” she’d booked for her and her husband: a Mexican Riviera cruise.

When she gets an email reminder days before her sailing, her wounds are freshly opened. She goes anyway, alone. After all, it fits her revamped, if unwelcome, life plan to accept her new reality and build a new life for herself.

In the turquoise waters of the riviera, Addie is surprised to find kindred spirits—including her favorite mystery writer—new hope and, as scary and unpredictable as it is, a second chance at love. Even more shocking, she realizes that while having a plan is always good, it’s what you do with the unexpected that really shows what you’re made of.

Join Ev Bishop, USA Today Bestselling author, as she brings the latest book in the Sail Away series, a heart-healing story about the power of friends to be a life preserver when you’re drowning, helping you reach solid shore once more.

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