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Calling all book lovers!  Whether you're a hopeless romantic, a crime sleuth at heart, or seeking a fleeting getaway to enchanting destinations like London, the tranquil beaches of North Carolina or the snow-kissed serenity of small-town New York, Courtney Giardina's collection of romance and cozy mystery novels promises an irresistible journey through pages that will grip you from start to finish.

Cozy Mysteries

Cozy Mysteries

Hilariously twisted tales of culinary crime and seaside sleuthing.

 The Blue Haven cozy mystery book series is a must read for book lovers! This laugh-out-loud culinary mystery series follows secret food blogger, Veronica Walker and her golden retriever, Scout on nonstop adventures in the coastal North Carolina town of Blue Haven.

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Break-In & Eggs: A popular baking competition turns deadly. and secret food blogger, Veronica Walker must find the killer before the beloved bake off is axed for good.

Blueburied Waffles: Veronica is once again whisked into mischief in this beloved cozy mystery series when Miss Suzy finds a bloody knife stabbed into the blueberry waffles of her beach waffle cart. Unraveling the clues to this case are as chilling as they are mouthwatering.

Wrench Toast: A famous TV host is set to host a nationwide cooking show at Blue Haven's The French Toastery. Right before the show is set to go live, she suddenly vanishes. With cameras rolling and suspects sizzling, it's up to Veronica and her crew to whip up the truth before the final cut.



Igniting hearts with the turn of every page.

Indulge in a world of intoxicating romance, where sparks fly, hearts race, and love ignites in the most unexpected places. With every turn of the page, you'll find yourself immersed in a story that embodies the essence of true romance, complete with all the twists and turns that make your heart race. 

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healing fiction

Healing Fiction

Tear Stained Beaches is a story of a woman forced to make a life altering decision when she begins to uncover her husband's secrets. Through heartache and triumph, this powerful story reminds us that the path to healing begins by embracing our own self-worth. Haylie's story will spark a flame of self-love, igniting all readers on a journey that resonates long after the final page.

"I simply could not put it down. I was drawn immediately to Haylie's character; she was so well written and I could feel the emotions she was feeling."

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10th Anniversary Edition Hardcover


An actress and writer born in the suburbs of New York and currently living in North Carolina. Courtney Giardina cemented her career in the creative world with her 2013 debut novel, Tear Stained Beaches.

As a former professional cheerleader, Courtney has always had a love of performing. She can be seen in front of the camera in indie films and as a featured extra on shows like Nashville.

With a host of acting classes under her belt, Courtney loves to create and produce her own content which can be seen on Instagram and TikTok @courtneygfoutz. 

Her latest novel, Wrench Toast, Book 3 in the Blue Haven Cozy Mystery series is out now. She's also working on writing a film adaptation of her holiday romance novel, For the Love of Gingerbread and is always working on her next story.

Where to Buy




The Next Chapter Bookstore  - New Bern, NC

Barnes & Noble

Where to Buy
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