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A Home by the Sea (Hqn) Mass Market Paperback – October 18, 2011
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More About the Author
Usually when her characters refuse to behave.
She came to writing late. Once she realized that she could not become the heir to a small European mountain kingdom, writing seemed like the next best thing. She is a pushover for Harris tweed, Scottish cashmere, handspun merino yarn, Shanghai street dumplings, French macarons and dark chocolate.
Not necessarily in that order.
After receiving her doctorate in classical Chinese literature, she traveled for five crazy years, working as a writer, translator and consultant to travel magazines, national tourist agencies, importers, apparel companies and museums, including the National Geographic Society, the Asia Society and the American Museum of Natural History, spending most of that time in Asia. Her mileage points were awesome.
Then the travel got old.
In 1990 she sold her first novel in six days. Since then she has written five different series for six different publishers. She has appeared on ABC Worldwide News, Travel News Network, the Arthur Frommer Show, Geraldo, Voice of America, Looking East, and Good Morning, Arizona.
In 2013 her contemporary romance, The Accidental Bride, was chosen as one of the ten best romance novels of the year by prestigious Booklist Magazine. In 2015 the book was chosen one of the 100 best books of the decade by the same premier review magazine. She is beyond thrilled by both honors.
"Rich with realistically complex characters and subtle wit, the latest addition to Skye's Summer Island series is as warm and comforting as a well-knit afghan. Skye perfectly captures the feel and appeal of small-town life, and this sweetly satisfying romance is an excellent read-alikes suggestion for fans of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series or Robyn Carr's Virgin River books."
~John Charles, Booklist
The book also received a reviewer's choice award from Romantic Times Magazine.
She is currently at work on a New Adult paranormal series and three new books in her Brides Club contemporary series, a spin off of her emotionally gripping Summer Island titles. In 2016 she will have five books published in the new Brides Club series, set on the ruggedly beautiful Oregon coast.
Christina loves to cook, knit lace on big needles, drink tea, collect vintage scarves and uncover odd historical tidbits that she can weave into her storylines.
Visit her online at christinaskye.com for a glimpse into new books, strange research tidbits, great recipes and some of her all-time favorite knitting patterns.
Top Customer Reviews
Fate blows in a humdinger of a man, top-secret bomb disposal expert Noah McKay, who is a striking, mysterious man with a sincere heart and immense patience. It is a stroke of good luck one cold blustery night when Noah makes the acquaintance of Grace. He has yearned for a woman just like her to complete his life. Only one thing stops him from getting to close to a woman and that is his profession. He never completely divulges to anyone the details of his job, afraid of their reactions to it and since it is top security, he is not allowed to talk about it at all. Will this girl be the one to accept him for who he is and what he does?
Noah's family worries about him all of the time. His brother who was in the same profession wasn't so lucky. The whole family was devastated when he died, especially Noah's mom. She is still trying to cope with loss of her son, and it hasn't been easy. Family means everything to Noah, and he loves his parents.
The winds of life blow in unexpected directions and unfortunately separate Noah and Grace.Read more ›
Military explosives detachment specialist Noah McLeod is fortunate not to have been splattered with his latest bomb disposal. He and Grace meet at a dumpster where someone discarded kittens. They are attracted to each other, but he knows he cannot offer her what he believes she deserves. However, when her beloved grandpa takes a bad fall that has left him with amnesia, Grace heads home to the Oregon barrier isle Summer Island to care for him while he heals. Her departure is a wake up call for Noah who knows life without his Grace would be unbearably lonely.
This is an entertaining contemporary romance starring two likable individuals who fall in love but each believes they have no long term future together. Although several support characters detract from the overall engaging sequel to Christina Skye's entry to The Knitting Diaries anthology (see Return to Summer Island), fans will enjoy this return to the Oregon coast.
A blizzard, a chance meeting and a family of abandoned pets bring the two people together. Thus begins an attraction that keeps both of them drawing closer together. Then Grace's beloved grandfather is hospitalized and she is called home to Summer Island. Giving up a career oportunity of a life-time, Grace goes home to find out what happened to her grandfather and to get him back on his feet.
Noah comes to visit. then life becomes complicated with old friends who draw Grace into a new career opportunity, her grandfather is in worse condition than she expected, and an earthquake strikes the island.
This is a great story and very well developed. You meet old friends again and the new characters are well worth knowing. The suspense and intrigue is light and the story is gentle. Well worth reading!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This the second book by Christina Skye, I've read and I was not disappointed. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series.Published 4 months ago by PJ Reader
Grace Lindstrom, a food historian, isn't looking for love. She lost her fiance in a plane crash and afterwards found out that he cheated on her numerous times, even fathering a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Candy
I read "The Accidental Bride" first because Amazon listed it as book one. Wrong, that one definitely occurs AFTER this book. And had a more coherent plot. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Read4fun
A good romantic read by. I thought there would be more on their life in Oregon.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed the book alot.. Nice east reading. Was glad to see a twist on the story.Published 19 months ago by Bob Drum
I like her books. She has great characters and the plot is one that keeps you going. Her style of writing is great.Published 24 months ago by E. Yamani
Author C. Skye draws the reader into Noah's wonderful family and his dangerous life, and into Grace's past losses and betrayal, and also her best friends. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Barbieheart
Editing needs work and too many loose ends that didn't get resolved - what about Sophia - what about her grandfather - and there was a spot near the end where the conversation was... Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by BookWorm