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Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Shoal Waters by Normandie Fischer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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Title: Shoal Waters

Series: Carolina Coast Stories #6

Author: Normandie Fischer

Publisher: Sleepy Creek Press

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Genre: Inspirational/Clean Women’s Fiction


Dementia, mad gunmen, and a yearning for something more make life difficult for the Beaufort folk in this series finale.

Georgie’s mind threatens to go walkabout, and she’d better get help soon if she’s to stop her daughter from taking over. Enter granddaughter, Jeminy, a songwriter from L.A., and Eric, her lawyer.

Jeminy hates herself and is pretty sure God does, too. There’s that huge unforgiveable sin, plus the boyfriend/manager who dumped her and lost her a music deal. Her mistakes. Her fault.

When Mother plots to tuck Nana Georgie neatly into a nursing home to gain access to Nana’s money, Jeminy hightails it out of L.A. and back to Beaufort. God may still hate her in North Carolina, but at least she’ll be on hand to protect her beloved grandmother.

Enter Eric, the lawyer hired to help Georgie protect herself–and possibly Jeminy, too. But Eric just rescued his orphaned stepson from Social Services, and while he’s adept at legal briefs and courtroom dramas, classrooms and angry second graders are brand new territory.

Guitar in hand, Jeminy tries to write songs to jumpstart her flagging career, but when someone threatens her life, she has to ask why. Could it have to do with the money missing from her bank accounts (and maybe her unstable ex)? If she prays for help, will God even listen to someone with her baggage?

With the help of the Beaufort crew, a new father and a terrified musician struggle to safeguard everyone they love, but it’s going to take more than good neighbors to show each of them the true meaning of grace.


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lnpb98bnrfrh5eed1vnukm6tf6._SX450_Normandie Fischer had the best of several worlds: a Southern heritage, access to schooling in the DC area (which meant lots of cultural adventures), and several years of sculpture studies in Italy. It might have been better for her if she’d used all these opportunities more wisely, but it’s possible that the imperfect and the unwise also add fodder for the artist and the writer.

Her life changed radically when she married the love of her life at an age when some would have said she was over the hill and way past her prime. (Clichés often speak the truth, don’t they?) A lifelong sailor, she was delighted to find that Michael also longed to cruise lovely waters, which is what they did from Northern CA to Mexico, spending too-few years in the incomparable Sea of Cortez. Sea Venture, their 50′ ketch, is back home in North Carolina now because Normandie’s mama needed care. Still, it’s gorgeous there, too, and she can write from home as easily as she could on the boat.

Her two grown children and two step-sons are handsome (or gorgeous, as the case may be), talented, and a delight. And now there’s a granddaughter and grandson in the mix–woohoo! She just wishes they lived a lot closer to home.

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What a treat, two Normandie Fischer stories back-to-back!

I related personally to many of the issues The Sea Prayers; Shoal Waters not so much.

I did, however, connect with Jemimy as an artist. And I well identified with having a mother who was so disparaging of her life, and the internal conflict that creates.

Ms. Fischer weaves her stories together unlike any other author I’ve read—the cast of characters whose stories criss-cross, the band of friends, and just enough red herrings to sustain the mystery and suspense.

Life hurts, it bruises us and leaves us scarred. Ms. Fischer points her characters and her readers to the One who heals and wipes away all tears. Dialogue that holds hope and faith. That “still, small voice” that speaks to all who will hear—even an unbeliever. The incident in the car [SPOILER] was clearly a God moment; Jemimy “just happened” to turn at that specific moment; Georgie “just happened” to be reclined in her seat.

My heart hurt for Jemimy as she struggled through her life, the abuse, her own choices and mistakes. And yet gently caring for her granny as “Georgie’s mind threatens to go walkabout.”

Oh, and fighting romance!

Eric carried his own burdens and heartache and insecurities. He, too, is fighting romance, and not just for professional reasons.

This story propels the reader forward, page after emotional page, eager to reach the final pages, the mystery solved, relationships resolved, and faith embraced.



I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.



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