In Sydney’s cold winter, what a joy to see print copies of Summer Beach in the Galaxy Bookshop above iconic Abbeys bookstore in Sydney’s CBD! Allison kindly agreed to be photographed in her floral headdress, literally ahead of spring, as she placed my latest novel in their display of enticing new releases.
I’ve written before of the special place bookstores hold in my heart. Thank you, Allison, Craig and the Galaxy team, and everyone who works with books. Novels add such value to carbon! They are our precious food for thought. (You can find those stocking my paperbacks at the foot of my home page.)
Thanks also to Cindy L Spear who interviewed me about Summer Beach for her thought-provoking website. She asked me about the themes the novel explores.
Themes continue to emerge. So far they include the power of employers over employees; the complex and invisible defense systems our minds adopt to protect us from harm, and the fact that these may themselves become harmful to us; and the importance of generosity and creativity.
Other themes in Summer Beach include the changeable nature and power of memory; and the interconnectedness of our lives. Read Cindy’s full interview.
Enormous thanks once again to readers who share positive comments about my books! Some, about Summer Beach, appear below.
Praise for Summer Beach
“I really enjoyed this novel from cover to cover and read most of it in one sitting as I could not put it down. As with all of Amber’s novels, there is always more than meets the eye. These are not just feel-good fiction stories. They cover rich and diverse themes exploring the behaviour of people… Amber delves into the layers of a person’s heart and peels away the facades. She observes and explores in her stories, the reasons people do what they do. …
“This novel oozes love, kindness, friendship, neighbourly care, courage and emotional healing. I highly recommend this heart-warming and uplifting story, no matter the season. 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” Read Cindy’s full review.
“I so enjoyed this easy read feel good story … Hello rock star fans, where are you hiding? because I have news for you, this is very much up your alley way… I was totally invested in this book… 5 star review/rating.” Pauline
“Amber’s done it again. She has intrigued us, beguiled us and left us longing for more. Apart from the joyful and relaxing belief that Summer Beach will have a happy ending, the superb prose is a wonderful testimonial to the delight of the descriptive word.” Annette Billingham
“Summer Beach is the first in Amber Jakeman’s new series Escape to the Coast trilogy and I can’t wait to read the next one. As always Amber does not disappoint and has written a sweet, romantic, clean inspiring love story that was great from beginning to end…
“Summer Beach is a sure winner with every possibility of finding its way to the Hallmark Channel to be presented as one of their starring Saturday Night Romance Movies. Please do not pass this one up but instead put it on the top of your reading list.” 5 stars from Trudi
“If you want a great summer read look no further. Absolutely loved this wonderful book & once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down.
“This is one of those cosy feel good reads we all like to curl up with now & again. Beautifully written with a lovely interesting storyline & definitely one to lose yourself in…” 5 stars. Sandra
Escape to the coast
I am loving returning to the bays, river mouths, lagoons and beaches of the NSW coast as I research and write the sequel to Summer Beach.
Midnight Beach will ask how long true love will wait, and will feature two great love stories, a yacht, two shops and a mystery in the fictitious backwater of Burradeer Bay …
For now, please enjoy this snap of two kangaroos (above) seen out and about on my daily walk along the Oyster Channel at Yamba, near where the mighty Clarence River meets the sea!
Thank you, ARRA!
What an honour to be featured in the latest Australian Romance Writers Association newsletter!
Free and affordable sweet reads
Once again I’m delighted to share links to promotions by like-minded authors.
These clean romances offer a touch of mystery and include my Summer Beach and Full House, while this It’s never too late for love promo offers my House of Spades, House of Clubs and other seasoned romances.
Those who enjoy small town and rural romances might enjoy this mix.
As thousands of you have now read House of Diamonds, some more than once, and I work hard to keep my books affordable, I warmly invite you to read another of the tales from my House of Jewels series or share any of my books with your friends and family. (Please find my books to make a selection. All my books are “standalones” so can be read in any order.)