Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fade to Blue



How do you restore a soul? One brush stroke at a time ...

Suz Mitchell is a determined dreamer, and won't allow her ex-husband's jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah's life. An accomplished artist, Suz moves with her child across the country to California's central coast, and lands a job restoring priceless art for the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the sea.

But even dreams have shocking twists. To her surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, works at the castle and jumbles the new aspirations in Suz's heart. While sorting through their past and a palette of spiritual differences, an even bigger brush with yesterday awaits.

Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.

My Review:

A fresh, breezy summer read. I love the Otter Bay community and the fact that I got to reacquaint myself with characters from the series. But even though Callie and Gage play prominent roles in Fade to Blue -- this is Suz's story. Caught between a rock and a hard place she battles with doing the right thing and making right choices. Her life hasn't been easy and it isn't about to get any easier. Especially with Seth (a past love) unexpectedly showing up.

Carobini writes thoughtful, soul-searching stories that mesh the harsh realities of life with the awe-inspiring hand of God. Sometimes the two seem at odds but Carobini has a way of showing how God will prevail if we open ourselves to His will.

There's angst and romance, an adorable dog and an equally adorable child and an entire of cast of characters who come alive and make me want to hop a plane and head for California. Perfect escape reading for a lazy summer day.

 Giveaway: If you would like a chance to win a copy of Fade to Blue leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTcom. The draw will be held on Sunday, July 3. Open internationally.


  1. I would love to be entered! I have a copy of this book but it is an ARC and I would love a real copy. Thanks!


  2. I love Julie's books and Hearst Castle is an awesome setting... count me in please!
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  3. Enter me please! I've never read anything by this author,looks good. I love that the setting is Hearst Castle, been there several times. Thanks
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  4. Stunning cover, it just feels like Summer. Really enjoyed your review Kav :) Anything with an adorable dog and child is bound to be great.


  5. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like a great book. Thanks again.