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SHORT STORY ~ Carrie runs away from her wedding before saying "I do." She refuses to marry Andrew, but doesn't know how to fix the disaster her life has become. She runs to Emerald Isle, NC where happier memories call to her, and where she hopes she can reclaim what she's lost.

Barefoot woman walking on the beach with a Christmas stocking
Oceanfront beach scene with Christmas ornaments

BEACH WEDDING (at Emerald Isle, NC)  Emerald Isle, NC Novel #3

Maia Donovan helped her friends find their happily-ever-afters, now she's ready for hers.

Maia's life is busy and blessed. She loves managing the Front Street Gallery in Beaufort, NC and she has lots of wonderful family and friends. But something is missing. And it seems to be souring her whole outlook. She thinks she on the verge of fixing it when she meets Joel Sandeford. They seem like a natural match and she's attracted to him ~ perhaps even falling in love. But both have history and work ethics working against them. Will they figure out how to free themselves from the past to find a happy future?

Copyright 2015 - 2022 Grace Greene and Kersey Creek Books



Off-season at Emerald Isle ~ In-season for secrets of the heart

Frannie Denman has been waiting for her life to begin. After several false starts, and a couple of broken hearts, she ends up back with her mother, with whom she doesn’t get along, until her elderly uncle gets sick and Frannie goes to Emerald Isle to help manage his affairs while he’s recovering.

Her uncle’s oceanfront home, Captain’s Walk, is small and unpretentious, and even though Frannie isn’t a ‘beach person,’ she decides Captain’s Walk in winter is a great place to hide from her troubles. But Frannie doesn’t realize that winter is short in Emerald Isle and the beauty of the ocean and seashore can help heal anyone’s heart, especially when her uncle’s handyman is the handsome Brian Donovan.

Brian has troubles of his own. He sees himself and Frannie as two damaged people who aren’t likely to equal a happy ‘whole’ but he’s intrigued by this woman of contradictions.

Frannie’s mother wants her back home and Brian wants to meet the real Frannie, but Frannie wants to move forward with her life. To do that she needs questions answered. With the right information there’s a good chance Frannie will be able to affect not only a change in her life, but also a change of heart.



On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small town of Emerald Isle…

Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben—and he’s watching to make sure she doesn’t.

Until Ben dies and the stakes change.

Framed by the timelessness of the Atlantic Ocean and the brilliant blue of the beach sky, Juli struggles against her past, the opposition of Ben’s and Luke’s families, and even the living reminder of her marriage—to build a future with hope and perhaps to find the love of her life—if she can survive the danger from her past.

BEACH CHRISTMAS and BEACH WALK are Christmas novellas. Both are available separately in ebook and print.

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