STARFISH MOON
May 2016
Kensington
ISBN 9781420137491

STARFISH MOON is an Editor’s Pick
for Best Book of the Month at Amazon!


Read an interview with Donna about STARFISH MOON in USA Today!
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Nestled on the Maine coast, Blueberry Cove is a peaceful retreat compared to the excitement of exotic cities and foreign lands. But it’s also the best place in the world for one woman to find her heart’s true home…

Kerry McCrae’s wanderlust has taken her to parts of the globe most people have only glimpsed in pictures. So why is tending bar at the family pub in Blueberry Cove after her Uncle Fergus’s heart attack an easier adjustment than she expected? And why hasn’t she left once Fergus is back on his feet? When tall, tanned Cooper Jaxton walks through the door, she knows the answer in a heartbeat…

Born and raised deep in Australia’s outback, Cooper never planned to leave the wild country he loves. But after almost a year of having Kerry—with her sparkling eyes and outrageous stories— on his cattle station, Cooper was stunned when she left. Suddenly home wasn’t the same without her. Making his way to Blueberry Cove to find her is a risk, but Cooper is counting on the passionate connection between them to convince her that the only place either of them need to be is together…

Let the honeymoon begin…

Includes a DIY wedding cake recipe!

 

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“Kauffman returns to Blueberry Cover for the story of Kerry, the last of the single McCrae siblings. There are plenty of appearances by the rest of the family, but readers new to the series will have no trouble picking this one up out of sequence. Kerry and Cooper are instantly likeable. The author freshens up a familiar “travelling man who can’t settle down” trope by applying it to the heroine instead. Add in Kauffman’s lively humor and a masterful hand with narrative, and the result is a solid, satisfying read.”
~ RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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“Who can resist a feisty heroine who can hold her own in a pub or on a boat or working as a jillaroo? I was delighted to get to know the least settled member of the McCrae family and when her former boss shows up with his yummy Aussie accent and down-to-earth manners, who could resist giving a heartfelt sigh?

The rich characterization of all of the players, including the secondary ones who are drawn into the orbit of this charismatic family, makes this a wonderfully entertaining series for me, and I was willingly drawn into the orbit of the two main characters whose pet nicknames for each other gave rise to wonderfully romantic scenes. I was drawn into the conflict between pursuing a comfortable habit and the risk of following one’s heart, and I like that the heroine, though very capable and assertive, has a few flaws, including a regrettable failure to keep in touch with those who are important to her. The wonderful courtship by a man who has been far too patient and the counterpoint of wedding plans for sister Fiona are highlighted by the whimsical interactions that take place and keep the story from getting too sweet and there were plenty of opportunities to chuckle as well as cheer. I thought the ending was just a bit over the top and have to wonder who is minding the fires back home, but I still adored the story. There was no problem reading this as a stand-alone story, but I definitely want to read the others in the series that I have missed. I am hopeful that a certain service animal trainer will have her own time in the spotlight and draw us back to Blueberry Cove once again.

“Starfish Moon” by Donna Kauffman is part of the ‘The Brides of Blueberry Cove’ series and takes place after many of the McCrae siblings have found their life partners. Kerry McCrae has come home temporarily for first one wedding, and the next, then to care for her beloved uncle Fergus while he recovers from a stroke, while staying even longer for the marriage of her last unwedded sibling. Known for her wanderlust, she has neglected to explain what kept her in Australia, atypically, for so many months. Then Cooper Jax arrives from Down Under, and many questions are answered, but not the one most important to him…and, as it turns out, to her as well.”
~ Night Owl Reviews

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The Brides of Blueberry Cove Series
SEA GLASS SUNRISE 6/15 (MM)
SNOWFLAKE BAY 10/15 (MM)
STARFISH MOON 5/16 (MM)

The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Series
PELICAN POINT 11/13, 8/14 (MM)
HALF MOON HARBOR 5/14, 11/14 (MM)
SANDPIPER ISLAND 11/14, 1/15(MM)

Cupcake Club Series
SUGAR RUSH 1/12, 8/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #1
SWEET STUFF 2/12, 9/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #2
BABYCAKES 11/12, 10/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #3
HONEY PIE 5/13, 8/14 (MM) – Cupcake Club #4

"Hot Scot Trilogy"
SOME LIKE IT SCOT 6/10 – Graham’s Story
OFF KILTER 1/11 – Roan’s Story
UNWRAPPED/Santa In a Kilt 10/11 – Shay’s Story

Hamilton Series
THE NAUGHTY LIST/Naughty & Nice – Griffin’s story 10/10
KISSING SANTA CLAUS /Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells – Sean’s story 10/09
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT/Unleashed – Trevor’s story 10/08

"Unholy Trinity" Series
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH ROSE 08/08 – Finn’s Story
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY 01/08 – Rafe’s Story
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE PRINCESS 08/07 – Mac’s Story

"The Chisholm Brothers" Series
THE GREAT SCOT 03/07, 02/09 (MM)- Dylan’s story
BAD BOYS IN KILTS 03/06 – Brodie, Reese, and Tristan’s stories

"Men of Rogues Hollow" Series
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY 10/04 – Burke’s story
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 07/04 (TE), 04/05 (MM) – Tag’s story
BAD BOYS, NEXT EXIT 04/04 (TE), 06/05 (MM) – Austin’s story
JINGLE BELL ROCK 10/03, 10/05 (MM)- Jace’s story

BAD BOYS ON BOARD 04/03 (TE)
I LOVE BAD BOYS 08/02 (TE), 06/05 (MM)

HERE COMES TROUBLE 2/10
A GREAT KISSER 11/09
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT 09/09 (MM)
LET ME IN 03/09


Running Press

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE 01/11
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE 01/13


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Contemporary Romance

"Glass Slipper, Inc" Series
NOT SO SNOW WHITE 06/06 (TE)
SLEEPING WITH BEAUTY 06/05 (TE)
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING 08/04 (TE), 04/08 (MM)
THE CINDERELLA RULES 04/04 (TE)

THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL 05/03 (TE), 04/04 (MM) (formerly titled The Last Bridesmaid)

Paranormal
CHARM STONE 08/02 (MM)
ROYAL HUNTER 10/01 (MM)
YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND 01/01 (MM)
THE LEGEND OF THE SORCERER 02/00 (MM)
THE LEGEND MACKINNON 04/99 (MM)

Anthology
YOURS 2 KEEP 10/99 (MM)

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PERFECTLY PLUM 06/07, Non-Fiction (TE)


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MEN OF COURAGE II 02/05
MEN OF COURAGE 05/03

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