The Winning Tickets by Judith Keim ~ 5⭐

Genre: Contemporary Women’s &Travel Fiction ~ March 8, 2023

REVIEW: What a fun premise for a book! Judith Keim wrote The Winning Tickets which is the seventh book in the Sail Away series. In case you didn’t know, the first book Welcome Aboard is a FREE download and gives you a little taste of each book in the series. These books are all standalone and do not tie together in any way except they all have something to do with a cruise. They have all been fun and entertaining reads. They lift me out of the doldrums of winter.

The Winning Tickets is about Gabby and Hank who work at the same dealership and are in competition to win tickets for two for a 10 day cruise. There is a little wrinkle. Hank is the owner’s son. Gabby doesn’t let that stop her. 

I loved this book. It was such a well planned story and drew me in right away. The characters have substance and I grudgingly fell in love with Hank. I enjoyed meeting the folks on the cruise. I am however sorry to say goodbye to Gabby and Hank. One of the couples on the ship are a the owners of the Sanderling Cove Inn. Judith Keim is the author of the Sanderling Cove Inn Series. I’ve got my eye on that series.

If you have enjoyed any of the books in this series, you will want to read this one too. It has such a different flavor than any of the others. I am reading the whole series and am hoping to read some more of the characters in other series. I never read a lot of series but, somehow, find myself gravitating to them. 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!
Sometimes magic happens…

Gabby Willets returns to her hometown of Ellenton, NY, to care for her father, who’s dying of cancer. She and her father are exceptionally close because her mother died giving birth to her in a situation that should never have happened. As Gabby was growing up, she and her father shared a love of cars and even participated in a few races. Her father suggests she work at the Dan Davis Lexus Dealership, where he has been head mechanic for years, and Gabby decides to do it. When a contest is announced with the prize of two tickets for a 10-day Caribbean cruise for the salesperson selling the most cars in a two-month period, Gabby goes for it, competing against the owner’s son, Hank.

Gabby wins the tickets, and she and her best friend, Jessica Knight, board the ship, Tropical Magic, hoping for some magic of their own. The cruise is full of surprises starting with Hank’s arrival with Ashley Phillips, the woman he’s been dating—a woman both Gabby and Jess detest with good cause. Though Hank and Gabby have been attracted to one another, they don’t act on it because dating someone you work with seldom works, and Gabby doesn’t want to lose her job. But as Gabby and Hank get to know one another, magic does happen and suddenly they’re faced with different choices.

Surprises continue, including the most touching surprise of all when Gabby and Hank discover more than a cruise was at stake.

Judith Keim is a USA Today Bestselling Author known for creating characters and stories her many loyal readers love. Join Gabby and Hank and others in this heart-warming story of love’s magic in The Sail Away series.

★ Don’t miss any of the Sail Away books! ★
Book 1: Welcome Aboard – prologue book
Book 2: The Sound of the Sea by Jessie Newton
Book 3: Uncharted Waters by Tammy L. Grace
Book 4: A Not So Distant Shore by Ev Bishop
Book 5: Caroline, Adrift by Kay Bratt
Book 6: Moonlight On the Lido Deck by Violet Howe
Book 7: The Winning Tickets by Judith Keim
Book 8: Lost At Sea by Patricia Sands
Book 9: The Last Port of Call by Elizabeth Bromke

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