STARFISH MOON
May 2016
Kensington
ISBN 9781420137491

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


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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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All titles listed in the order of publication, from first to last, with the first book of each series at the top of each section. For a printable version, click here.

Kensington Brava

Blue Hollow Falls Series
BLUE HOLLOW FALLS
THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS (e-novella)
BLUESTONE & VINE
A SEASON TO CELEBRATE/Christmas in Blue Hollow Falls
LAVENDER BLUE

Hamilton Christmas Series: E-Novella Singles
UNLEASHED
LOCK, STOCK & JINGLE BELLS
NAUGHTY BUT NICE

The Brides of Blueberry Cove Series
SEA GLASS SUNRISE
SNOWFLAKE BAY
STARFISH MOON

The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Series
PELICAN POINT
HALF MOON HARBOR
SANDPIPER ISLAND

Cupcake Club Series
SUGAR RUSH
SWEET STUFF
BABYCAKES
HONEY PIE

“Hot Scot” Trilogy
SOME LIKE IT SCOT
OFF KILTER
UNWRAPPED/Santa In a Kilt

Hamilton Christmas: Original Print Series
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT/Unleashed
KISSING SANTA CLAUS /Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells
THE NAUGHTY LIST/Naughty But Nice

“Unholy Trinity” Series
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE PRINCESS
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH ROSE

“The Chisholm Brothers” Series
BAD BOYS IN KILTS
THE GREAT SCOT

“Men of Rogues Hollow” Series
JINGLE BELL ROCK/Baby it’s Cold Outside
BAD BOYS, NEXT EXIT/Exposed
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (single title)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY/Making Waves

Standalone Titles
I LOVE BAD BOYS/And When They Were Bad
BAD BOYS ON BOARD/Going Down?
LET ME IN
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
A GREAT KISSER
HERE COMES TROUBLE

 

Running Press

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE

 

Bantam

Contemporary Romance

THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL

“Glass Slipper, Inc” Series
THE CINDERELLA RULES
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING
SLEEPING WITH BEAUTY
NOT SO SNOW WHITE

Paranormal
THE LEGEND MACKINNON
THE LEGEND OF THE SORCERER
YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND
ROYAL HUNTER
CHARM STONE

Anthology
YOURS 2 KEEP/Close Quarters

Loveswept
Now available in e-book

The Three Musketeers Series
SURRENDER THE DARK
BORN TO BE WILD
MIDNIGHT HEAT

Delgado’s Dirty Dozen
SANTERRA’S SIN
SILENT WARRIOR
LIGHT MY FIRE
DARK KNIGHT

ILLEGAL MOTION
BLACK SATIN
TANGO IN PARADISE,
BOUNTY HUNTER
WILD RAIN
BAYOU HEAT
TEASE ME

 

Berkley

THE NAKED TRUTH/Truth or Dare

 

BenBella

PERFECTLY PLUM (Non-Fiction)

 

Harlequin


Signature Anthologies

MEN OF COURAGE/Buried!
MEN OF COURAGE II/Risky Business
VELVET, LEATHER & LACE/Calling the Shots

Blaze
HER SECRET THRILL
HIS PRIVATE PLEASURE
AGAINST THE ODDS
UNDONE/Her Secret Thrill
SIMON SAYS

Temptation
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
HEAT OF THE NIGHT
CARRIED AWAY
SEAN

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