by The Lit Chick.

Novelist Suzie CarrRomance author Suzie Carr is back with a fun, lighthearted romp set in Rhode Island. Sandcastles is told through the voices of career-driven advertising firm owner Lia, and her unlikely love interest and seemingly polar opposite, psychic yoga teacher Willow. Childhood acquaintances who didn’t quite get along, their paths collide at a local flea market and intertwine. Complicated steaminess ensues. Sandcastles is typical Carr: it has all the elements of classic romance but is told in a distinctly lesbian way. Carr, a master of interior dialogue, infuses her books with kindness for all of her characters. Their self-processing makes the reader feel that maybe her own interior dialogue isn’t as neurotic as it could be.

Carr is based in Maryland but has Rhode Island roots, and I thoroughly enjoyed the references to shopping in Newport, walking the beach in Narragansett, and navigating the parking garage at the Providence Place Mall. Sandcastles is the tenth published novel for Carr, and each is as entertaining as the last. For all of you struggling authors, Carr also offers a free Writer’s Insights video series with solid, accessible tips for new novelists.

Find Sandcastles and all of Carr’s books at her website,  and at An anti-bullying advocate and animal lover, Carr donates a portion of all book sales to the NOH8 Campaign and to Hearts United for Animals.