Shelter Bay series

Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove was the first book I’ve read by JoAnn Ross, and although it was a nice enough read, I don’t know how soon I’ll get around to a second. The story was fine, the characters were sweet, but there wasn’t anything exceptional about it. I could just as easily have spent my day reading ...

Moonshell Beach

Like many published writers who have been writing a long time, JoAnn Ross has perfected her style of writing and it hasn’t changed much over the years. Though a favorite author of mine for a long time, lately I'm finding I have an uneasy time with the perfection of her characters and the lovefest ...

On Lavender Lane

Public humiliation must be very difficult to deal with, but celebrity chef Madeline Durand handles it with aplomb when a video of her celebrity chef husband and a married heiress having sex goes viral while Maddie is giving a cooking demonstration in Omaha. That’s not to say Maddie isn’t devasta ...

The Homecoming

The Homecoming is my type of romantic suspense. While there is a mystery, it never dominates the story; the focus is almost completely on the hero and heroine and their relationship. I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Kara Conway and Sax Douchett knew each other growing up in Shelter Bay. ...