It’s Friday again and since I’ve been sick all week, I decided to highlight one of my favorite authors and her wonderfully fun and adventurous beach reads.
Her latest came out a few weeks ago. It’s sitting on my Kindle but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. If you have, let me know what you think in the comments.
The first book is Moon Beach Magic. I read it a couple of years ago and loved it. Natasha writes funny and unique characters that I love.
As Vince’s world explodes behind him, he flees his dead-end life for a fresh start in sleepy Moon Beach. But when a land-hungry con artist shows up in town, Moon Beach becomes anything but tranquil.
Now Vince and his to die for burnt sugar ricotta pastries, a feisty octogenarian with a major stake in prime coastal real estate, a beautiful young woman with a penchant for scrap metal and forgery, and the local wildlife must all join forces to try to save the beach–and each other–from an environmental disaster.
Greed. Deception. Sleaze. Dynamite. Definitely a recipe for trouble in paradise.
Unless adding a bit of Moon Beach magic to the mix can conjure up a generous helping of just desserts for everyone instead.
Gah! I hate to say this, but I must scream sequel! I want to know more about Lizzie and Vince NOW!
This is a fun and adventurous read. I loved every second of it and I’m feeling the pull to Moon Beach. What a great little community. Don’t we all wish we could live and love in a place so magical? If you’re looking for an adventurous beach read with plenty of turns, you’ve found it. I would even venture to say this is a great holiday read, curled up with a warm throw, a roaring fire, and a great little pastry.
Vince is such a warm-hearted guy. You’ll really enjoy watching him come into his own as he finds direction, friendship, and love. I feel like I’ve gained a friend for life in him.
I hope Natasha Alexander considers writing a sequel, or I will forever wonder about that first kiss.
Sal Capelli has had enough. After more than twenty years following orders from boss-man Angelo, Sal finally follows his heart and lands in the sleepy paradise of Moon Beach. He’s looking for love, lasagna, and a shot at a new life.
But Moon Beach is not as sleepy as it looks. It’s filled with folks with secrets—Gregor, the mysterious new-age health guru; Patrick, the crazed knife wielding chef; Tony, the bad father who refuses to stay dead; and Georgine, the little old lady with more than a dash of moonshine. Doreen, the object of Sal’s affection, has some secrets of her own.
While the residents are busy trying to reinvent themselves, the local wildlife goes—well, wild—with unexpected and sometimes disastrous results.
Pasta. Revenge. Alligators. Redemption.
What more could you want from a love story?
About Natasha Alexander
Natasha Alexander lives, writes, and makes things up on the North Carolina coast. The fictional town of Moon Beach, home to an eccentric cast of characters and the setting for Moon Beach Magic and Moon Beach Mayhem, is based on her travels through every funky coastal town from North Carolina to the Texas/Mexico border.
Before turning to fiction, Natasha spent more than twenty years conducting ethnographic research, where she learned to shut up and listen to people. These skills have been crucial for creating memorable characters and telling their stories in Moon Beach. She eavesdrops at the grocery store and gym, chats up strangers at the brewery or bluegrass jam, and pets every dog she meets while walking along the beach.
She believes in the power of laughter and live music.