Saturday, November 21, 2009

Love Finds You in Holiday Florida

Romantic comedy is one of my all-time favorite sub-genres, and today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite writers of inspirational romantic comedy—Sandra D. Bricker and her newest book, Love Finds You in Holiday Florida.

In case you’re not familiar with the Love Finds You books, they are inspirational romance novels all set in real towns across America. So far I’ve enjoyed every one I’ve read, but none more than Sandie’s, because she never fails to make me laugh out loud. That doesn’t mean her books are full of slap-stick, nor are they light on emotion. Not one bit.

In fact, Love Finds You in Holiday Florida has just the right blend of comedy and deeply-touching emotion.

Disappointed that her daughter finds her predictable, Cassie Constantine decides to do something different for Christmas and go to Florida, to the vacation home she shared with her late husband. She also plans to remodel and sell the house before she returns to Boston. But Cassie’s trip to Holiday Florida turns out to be a trip of self-discovery.

Once she arrives at the vacation home, Cassie is faced with a bittersweet array of memories. Saying goodbye to this close-knit community and her goofy neighbors will be difficult.

Then Cassie meets Richard, a man who turns out to be full of surprises. Though he appears as predictable as Cassie imagines herself to be, he is anything but. Can he be the man to help Cassie realize she’s not so boring after all?

During the process of becoming unpredictable, Cassie is trying to work on a crossword puzzle her late husband gave her on their 25th anniversary.

Author Sandra D. Bricker makes clever use of this crossword puzzle by including a clue in each chapter of the book. Will the answers help Cassie discover who she is?

Love Finds You in Holiday Florida is fun, sassy, romantic and heartwarming—all the ingredients necessary for a great romance. In fact, the book is as lovable as the author herself. Readers won’t be disappointed. After you read it, you’ll want to order a copy of Sandie’s previous book, Love Finds You in Snowball Arkansas. My review of this book is posted below.

If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of Love Finds You in Holiday Florida, please leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow night (Sunday) at 6pm PST. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from getting your e-mail, please use this format with the brackets—you [at] yourmail [dot] com—or something similar.)

To visit Sandie’s blog go to: and to visit her website, go to:

And be sure to stop by Inkwell Inspirations today, where I’ve posted an interview with Sandie and her co-authors of the devotional book, Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry.


  1. Please include me in the contest. You wrote a nice review and it seems like an interesting book. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

  2. Good morning, adge. Thank you. Yes, it's a really fun, but really tender book.

  3. Suzie, what a lovely review! I'm so touched by it, and by your response to me as a writer. You've been such a great supporter of my books, and the best thing about you is that YOU GET ME. I'm so thankful this holiday season, and you're one of the reasons why.


  4. What a cute premise, Sandie! Thanks for the great review, Suzie. Now I'm dying to read it! :)


    missytippens [at]

  5. Missy, it's a great book. Sandie has a wonderful imagination!

  6. Sandie, I'm glad you stopped by! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and that you get lots of rest!

  7. Oh Suzie, please enter me in the drawing. What a lovely review. I wanted to read the book anyway, and now I really must put it on the top of my TBR pile. Thanks for the opportunity!
    srdietze at sbcglobal dot net

  8. Hi Susanne. Thanks for stopping by. You are entered. Have a great rest of the day.

  9. Lovely review, Suzie. I had the privilege of endorsing Melanie Dobson's "Love Finds You in Libertyville, Indiana."

    It's a wonderfully conceived series that's selling like hotcakes!!!!!!

  10. Hi Patti. Yes, it's a great series. I would LOVE to write for them.

  11. The winner of the drawing for Love Finds You in Holiday Florida, is Susanne. Congratulations, Susanne. I hope you enjoy the book!