Monday, April 8, 2024

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Sea Glass And Fireflies by Kate Ellington @GoddessFish

Sea Glass And Fireflies

by Kate Ellington

GENRE: Romance


Elsie Hayward moves into her uncle's seaside estate on what should have been her wedding day. All she wants is peace and quiet, and to escape the guilt that's haunted her since her betrothed was lost at sea. Any hope of tranquility is dashed, however, when Charles Rockingham arrives in town. A lifetime ago they'd been best friends and almost more. If there's one person she can't hide her feelings from, it's him. Charles hasn't received a letter from Elsie in over a year. He returns home hoping to recapture the deep bond they once shared, but shadows of the past stand between them. One last secret must be revealed before they can find their way back to each other.

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Invigorated by the stirring wind, Elsie ran through the garden to the beach. It was her favorite kind of weather.

When her feet touched the sand she let out a happy sigh. After walking for a few minutes, she reached a driftwood log as big as a tree, its roots and branches removed or washed away years ago. With the tide as high as it was now, the log was close to the shoreline. She sat down in the sand and rested her back against the cold wood, facing the sea. The full moon reflected on the dark, undulating waves.

In the distance, the foghorn sounded. It was mournful yet held the sound of safety for those ships out on the water. She closed her eyes and listened to the gathering wind. Soon there came a new sound: rocks crunching under light steps. She didn’t have to turn to know it was Charles.

He sat on the log, his knee almost touching her shoulder. “What are you doing out here, Elsie? A storm is coming.”

This has always been my favorite time on the beach,” she said, craning her neck to look up at him.

I know, and I’ve told you since we were children it isn’t safe.”

We’ll go in before the storm really hits.” She turned her face into the wind.

Are you ready to talk now about why you ran away?” Charles sounded like he was awaiting a confession.

She traced patterns in the sand with her fingers. “I wasn’t running away.”

My Review:

Sea Glass And Fireflies will pull you in from the first page and have you racing to the end to see what comes next. Sea Glass And Fireflies opens with Elsie Hayward grieving the loss of the man she is supposed to marry on her wedding day. He is lost at sea.

Elsie goes home to spend time at her uncle’s place and time with family and friends as she unravels what happened to her boyfriend. While she is home Elsie runs into an old friend from the past. A friend that she has not heard from in over a year. He stopped answering her letters.

Sea Glass And Fireflies shocked me with that big twist at the end. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. How awful some people can be. Things start to heat up a little between Elsie and her friend Charles. But the question is can they overcome the past to have a future?

If you like romantic stories set in the past, grab a copy of Sea Glass And Fireflies today!  

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kate Ellington grew up in a woodsy New England town where summer days at the lake seemed to last forever. She read her first historical romance at age eleven when a teacher challenged her to find a book in the library written by an author she’d never heard of. Thus began a life-long love of love stories.

After graduating from college with an art degree she settled in the Pacific Northwest, where she currently resides with her family.

Kate wrote her first romance when she was sixteen, then set her pen down for years until another story floated into her head out of the clear blue sky. She jotted it down, just for fun, but soon it took on a life of its own.

Connect with Kate Ellington

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for reviewing SEA GLASS AND FIREFLIES.

Marcy Meyer said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Edgar Gerik said...

"SEA GLASS AND FIREFLIES" by Kate Ellington, a 336-page historical novel filled with romance and mystery. Perfect for an afternoon of fireside reading. ✨📖

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book and I really like the cover.

bn100 said...


Michael Law said...

This looks like a fantastic novel. Thanks for sharing.

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one

Nancy P said...

Sounds good

Nancy P said...

Congratulations on your book!

Nancy P said...

Who inspired you to write?

Nancy P said...

How do you decide on your characters?

Nancy P said...

If you wrote a kids book, what would it be about?

Nancy P said...

Pinned the cover

Nancy P said...

Sounds like a gem

Nancy P said...

Lovely cover

Nancy P said...

Other hobbies?

Nancy P said...

My best teachers challenged me too.

Nancy P said...

Terrific review

Nancy P said...

Terrific title

Nancy P said...

If you wrote a children's book, what would it be about?