TEAR STAINED BEACHES
In Kettlewood Island Haylie discovers a heartbreaking truth about her marriage, leaving her to decide if true strength means holding on or letting go
Haylie Julian married her college sweetheart in the most Sweet Home Alabama way there is. Then, she left her small-town life for big city dreams and now everything has changed.
Where is the fun-living, light-hearted husband who helped her pick out paint colors for their new home? He’s now an overworked attorney, obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder and soon she’s waking up next to someone she barely recognizes. Secretive phone calls and late nights at the office leave her with endless questions about where she stands.
In the midst of digging for answers, Haylie discovers a heartbreaking truth. One that will take her to the beaches of Kettlewood Island and on a journey to falling back in love with the one person who matters most- herself.
Tear Stained Beaches is an emotionally gripping story about the ultimate betrayal and how one woman is left to decide if true strength means holding on or letting go.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
“I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Oh did I say I LOVED this book. OK…just as long as we are all on the same page. This story has it all. Wonderfully developed characters with an amazing story. Ms. Giardina could have given us the usual story we’ve come to expect from many authors but she doesn’t. She give us story with warts and all. This book is WELL worth your time and effort so please take a chance on this wonderful story. I am very glad I did.”
“I have to admit when I first read this I was expecting heart break and a happy ending… needless to say it was so much more! It was sad and heart breaking, the plot twist near the end… just SAD! As I was reading I felt like I was really experiencing the story.”
“I would definitely recommend this book! It was a great read and I was immediately pulled in. I could feel the same emotions the main character, Haylie, could feel. I was feeling anxiety and despair right along with her through some awesome description and great explanation by the author.”
The beaches where Haylie goes to clear her mind were inspired by those near Wilmington, NC
Characters in the novel were named after some of Courtney's real childhood friends
Haylie went to college at Schroeder University, an ode to Courtney's hometown high school