Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Release Day! Moonlight on the Lido Deck by Violet Howe ~ My Thoughts #MoonlightOnTheLidoDeck @Violet_Howe

Happy Release Day!

Congrats Violet
on the release today of
Moonlight on the Lido Deck!

Moonlight on the Lido Deck by Violet Howe 
Friendship Fiction, 168 pages
Published March 1, by Charbar Productions

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

In the past three months, Katie Torrey has lost her long-distance boyfriend, her beloved Manhattan apartment, and her all-consuming job. When she realizes the only one she's truly heartbroken over is the apartment, she decides it's time to do some soul-searching.

Katie's life crisis comes at the perfect time for her sister Maya, who needs Katie to come and watch over her surf shop while she cruises with her friend Ben. Maya gets free labor, and Katie gets a week at the beach to regroup and make a new life plan.

But when Maya gets injured and can’t make the cruise with Ben and his family, Katie’s tempted to take her place. A tropical vacation with all expenses paid sounds even better than a week at the beach, but there’s a catch. Maya had agreed to pretend to be Ben’s girlfriend, so Katie and Ben would need to share a room and live under a pretense of being madly in love, even though they’ve never met.

Will a week of sunsets, beaches, and umbrella drinks be worth keeping up the ruse? Or will Katie find it hard to keep her heart afloat when her pretend romantic adventure on the seas feels more real than the life she left behind?

Join Violet Howe as she brings the latest book in the Sail Away series to life, featuring a heartwarming story of unexpected love, tropical adventures, and a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

My thoughts about Moonlight on the Lido Deck ~~ 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"If Katie had known what a bad day it was going to be, she might have stayed in bed with the covers pulled over her head."

Violet Howe is a new-to-me author and that is one of the things that I am loving about the Sail Away series. Other than the fact that I get to escape on these little mini-cruises with all these wonderful characters, I am also being exposed to a lot of new authors and I get a wonderful taste of their work. 

Moonlight on the Lido Deck was a fun cruise. Katie's life is falling apart but she is convinced, at the last minute, to go on a cruise with her sister's best friend. Well, there are sparks for sure. And not just between Katie and Ben. She had no idea that Ben's mom and sister could be so volatile and just plain mean! It was interesting watching Katie trying to get on their better side, until she just can't take it any more. 

Katie is just trying to figure herself out, and the direction she wants her life to take, after all of the turmoil she's survived. Can she walk away from maybe the best thing in her life in order to figure it all out? I love watching her growth and discovery. 

I highly recommend Moonlight on the Lido Deck, as well as this whole series, as an escape and as a way to experience the fun of a cruise or two, or eight. 

I received a copy of Moonlight on the Lido Deck from the author and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Violet Howe enjoys writing romance with humor. She lives in Florida with her husband (her knight in shining armor!) and their adorable but spoiled dogs. When she’s not writing, Violet is usually watching movies, reading, or planning her next travel adventure. To learn more about Violet or her books, visit ~ Goodreads

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Get ready to set sail on the trip of a lifetime! Eight amazing authors have come together to create this fun series, each book set on a cruise ship but with individual stories and characters. I have read a few of these authors, and love them already. Some are new-to-me authors but I'm excited to give their books a try. 

Welcome Aboard contains the prologue to each story so the reader can get a taste of the story before it comes out. I have to admit that I am intrigued by all of them and can't wait to read all of the stories. Some of the characters have already grabbed my heart. 

You can snag Welcome Aboard for free right now. Check it out and then sit back and wait in anticipation for each release, like I will be. I know it's going to be fun!

Welcome Aboard is available for FREE on Amazon.
Get your copy now and get started on this fabulous series!


★ Don’t miss a Sail Away book! ★

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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