Author showcase: Debbie De Louise

Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she accepts an invitation to return to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.

She hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for twenty years; not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. She never understood why her parents left Sea Scope so suddenly, or the reasons behind her father’s suicide.

After Sarah returns to the inn, she faces long-buried memories, text messages and strange clues. Something is not right in Sea Scope.

Reunited with people from her past, she tries to figure out what’s going on in her childhood home. As the past and present collide, she must face truths about her family, and what happened that summer day by the lighthouse. But will she survive to tell the tale?


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Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-CrimeInternational Thriller WritersLong Island Author’s Group, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her published novels include Cloudy Rainbowa paranormal romance, and the Cobble Cove Mystery series featuring the books A Stone’s ThrowBetween a Rock and a Hard PlaceWritten in Stone,  and Love on the Rocks. Debbie has also written a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, and articles, and short stories for several anthologies of various genres. Her standalone mysteries include Reason to Die  and her latest release, Sea Scope. She lives on Long Island with her husband Anthony, daughter Holly, and cat Stripey.

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“Midnight At The Tuscany Hotel”

The book for review is “Morning At The Tuscany Hotel” by James Markert. It falls in the genre of fiction.

Vitto grew up in the Tuscany Hotel. It was the family business as his father a famous sculptor and wife welcomed a host of people of the arts and more.

Move to the future you see Vitto returning from war after being away for 13 months. Upon returning Vito comes to a new normal for him. His father is no longer the father hew grew up with. His memory is off and on, he gets up and leaves without warning and sometimes he just stares into space. Valerie has been taking care of his father and their son.

Life is difficult for the family upon his arrival. War and all that he saw has effect him in a way he can’t separate from. It only gets more complicated when the hotel becomes alive again as Robert wants to take a go at it again to bring it back to life to which he does.

Only this time the visitors are those similar to Robert. They are those who suffer with memory and other issues who can leave them behind once they are at the hotel. A fountain with magic properties starts to heal everyone but at what cost?

This was a wonderful book to read. It took readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions. As someone who has a mother with Alzheimer’s I could very much relate to Robert and his family. The book was a quick read for the pace was wonderful and author did a wonderful job of engaging us with the family inside the book.

I just wanted to know who, what, how, when and where as I turned the pages.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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