Author of Southern Women's Fiction

Are You Ready for The Island of Summer Sunsets?

Today is my book birthday! 🥰 I’m so excited to see my first novel with Harpeth Road Press released into the world, The Island of Summer Sunsets. See below for more about this sweet, summery beach read. Enjoy!! 💖 ~S.

Lives are forever changed in this heartwarming beach read! A story of hope, family, and love among the dunes and salty spray, off the coast of South Carolina, The Island of Summer Sunsets is the perfect escape for fans of Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brenda Novak, and Nancy Thayer.

In the small southern village on Fripp Island, where the daily tide swells and minnow counts are the biggest news, Janie Brooks lives in a beach bungalow next door to her mother, and her life is moving along at about the same slow pace as the island—exactly the way she wants it.

After the death of Janie’s husband, unable to find her own way, she continues to follow her husband’s passion for island conservation and spends her days with the seagulls and swallow-tailed kites, in the serene bliss of the Atlantic coast. Until newcomer Ryan Kennedy and his teenage daughter move into the rental down the street, shaking up Janie’s well-ordered, simple life.

Ryan has enough to deal with, being a single dad and managing his daughter’s grief over the abandonment by her mother. All he wants is to move into a brand-new house in this quaint community and start fresh. But that might be easier said than done.

Will Janie and Ryan find their own version of paradise? Or will one get in the way of the other?

A summer escape that will whisk you away to an island getaway and have you wishing for a seaside retreat with your feet in the sand and the golden sunset at your back.

✨ Praise for Susan’s Novels ✨

“Full of Southern charm, warmth and humor, …as sweet and satisfying as homemade pie.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

“Susan Sands creates smart, sassy, and captivating characters… Highly recommended!” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling Author

“…the kind of love that sweeps readers off their feet. Susan Sands knows how to delight readers.” —Tina Ann Forkner, Author of The Real Thing

“…an amazing little summer read that will keep make you smile.” —The Harlequin Junkie

🛒👉🏼 Available Now! | 📚👉🏼 Add on Goodreads



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Mom. Southern Storyteller. Author. Georgia by way of Louisiana. Home to Cypress Bayou and The Island of Summer Sunsets out now!!

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