The Seaside Saga
New York Times best seller.
Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans, and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends and their lives back to the sea.
After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer...one of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk beneath starlit skies, on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.
Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now, one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.
To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.
Seaside Saga Books In Order
Publication Order of The Seaside Saga Books
The Seaside Saga
The Seaside Saga is a series of Women Fiction/Chick Lit books by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio. It’s a story of old friends reuniting at a beach town as they deal with lost love, secrets and personal demons.
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Just like the decline and the regrowth of the tide, so does life give us a share of issues that changes our lives forever, but the bonds of friendship, seawater, sea air are cleansing, and they cure what ails you.
For a group of old buddies, a summer reunion together in Long Island Sound shores in the town of Stony Point will give them a chance to reinforce their bonds. It will also provide them an opportunity to heal as each one of them deals with a variety of life problems including love, relationships, personal demons, loss, secrets; while at the same time seeking salvation and second chances.
Maris Carrington is a successful denim fashion designer based in Chicago. She returns to her hometown to settle a real estate dispute of her late father. Memories of the summer holidays spent in Stony Point are still fresh in her mind even though it’s been over a decade since her last summer at the Connecticut shore. There’s Maris who doesn’t know what to do with her life. She’s in a bit of dilemma: Maris not sure whether she wants to proceed with her engagement to her corporate attorney Scott or she wants the peace and quietness of living in Stony Point. While watching some old homemade movies, a family secret is revealed, and a chance to rekindle a past love relationship keeps her from wanting to return to Chicago.
There’s Eva Gallagher, a Stony Point real estate agent married to her childhood love Matt. The couple has a teenage daughter, Taylor. However, a happy marriage isn’t the only thing Eva wants. She was adopted when she was only one year old and has since been haunted not knowing who her biological parents are. The wondering never ceases, and this causes her to intense search online for her birth parents. But her obsession causes problems with her husband and daughter.
Jason Barlow is an architect, running a small startup company dedicated to renovating and remodeling beach cottages. He started Barlow Architecture Company with his brother Neil. But he and his were involved in a motorcycle crash seven years ago which left him with a prosthetic leg and his brother dead. Filled with guilt over his brother’s death, Neil is now a whispered voice in his head trying to heal and move on with his life, business and rekindling his old friendships and love may be what he needs to exorcise his demons.
Kyle Bradford is a jobless shipbuilder working part-time as a chef in a local restaurant. He is married to his friend from childhood Lauren, and they have two children. While cooking is his passion, it’s also his downfall, as his joblessness stands in the way of maintaining a happy life. Lauren is unhappy, but their financial struggles in their marriage and she longs for an old flame and the time when she used to paint on driftwood.
For this team of old friends, a summer reunion at Stony Point will revamp their friendship bonds and also provide healing, salvation, and second chances to revamp their lives. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans is a fascinating narrative of restructuring friendships and dealing with life challenges. Overall this is an intricate story of interlinked friendships and real-life issues that is both sad and inspirational. It’s a compelling story that will have you feeling a mixture of emotions while at the same time soothing your soul.
The Denim Blue Sea
In her book two in Seaside Saga series, Joanne DeMaio has woven an emotional story narrated in the third person narrative between five different characters perspectives, set in the present but with flashbacks to the past. The reader is transported to the beautiful seashore town where they follow along with Matt, Maris, Kyle, Lauren, Jason, and Eva as they reunite and face with challenges of life, personal demons, and secrets. Each one of the characters has a story to tell and come alive as their love, hopes, regrets, choices, and memories are unraveled to the reader.
Maris and Jason are busy preparing for the arrival of their old friends and their family members to attend their wedding. Everyone is busy with work, planning, and life. One of the best aspects of this novel is the storyline of great friends and their friendship, which has lasted over the years. They grew up together and now have families of their own, others getting married, and everyone is busy. All in all, they still have time for each other, time to get together and enjoy their long lasting friendship.
Maris and her husband have some stressful moments before their wedding. Things are trying to pull them apart and a surprise client that may have a significant impact on Jason’s life. The reader will get to see the couple grow and transform around as they plan for their wedding and the rest of their life together. However, they do have some things they need to overcome together and some challenges thrown in their way.
Lauren and Kyle also face a significant challenge in their marriage. They’ve been through so much. When they think they’ve got everything figured out, something happens that tries to rip their marriage apart. What you’ll love the most about these friends deep friendship is the fact that they are always there for each other. When one friend is in need, they can count on the group for help.
Author Joanne DeMaio has woven a story that quickly grabs her readers attention through a seamless flowing storyline with vivid descriptions of a picturesque beach setting that wraps around the reader like a warm beach towel. The characters in each book suck you deep into their lives with a powerful emotional pull; their complexities and shortcomings are true-to-life.Book Series In Order » Characters »
Series List in Order
Book Descriptions for series: The Seaside Saga
- Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
Book - 1
New York Times BestsellerEscape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea.After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagi...
- The Denim Blue Sea
Book - 2
New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio returns to seaside Stony Point in this novel filled with beach friends, love, and the enchantment of a sandy boardwalk winding along the shore.During two August weeks, denim designer Maris Carrington an...
- Beach Blues
Book - 3
New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio invites you to spend the summer by the sea, in a quaint New England beach town where friends and love await just outside the cottage doors.Celia Gray finds herself house-sitting a silver-shingled cottag...
- Beach Breeze
Book - 4
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Blues comes a novel of summers you never forget and friendships that never fade.After a heartbreaking summer on the Connecticut shore, a group of beach friends is as adrift as an unmoored rowboat. W...
- The Beach Inn
Book - 5
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Breeze comes a novel as sweet as the salt air by the sea.It was going to be exquisite: a rambling, shingled New England cottage converted into a grand beach inn. Nestled among hydrangeas and swaying...
- Beach Bliss
Book - 6
Have a seaside seat with the beach friends in this irresistible novel from New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio.Blue skies and smooth seas return to the coastal community of Stony Point. Until a new arrival in this little New England beach...
- Castaway Cottage
Book - 7
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a novel that knocks on a shabby cottage door, opening to an unforgettable summer.Every cottage tells a story. It's a saying Jason Barlow returns to as an architect designing New England beach...
- Night Beach
Book - 8
From the New York Times bestselling author of Castaway Cottage comes a novel as captivating as the moonlit sea.Everything was in place for the perfect beachside gathering. Lace-wrapped jars hung from white chairs on the sand. Paper lanterns and tiki ...
- Little Beach Bungalow
Book - 9
From the New York Times bestselling author of Night Beach comes a novel as alluring as a weathered cottage by the sea.The cottage is nestled along winding Sea View Road, set back from the sandy street. Surrounded by swaying dune grass, it's a shabby ...
- Every Summer
Book - 10
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a novel of one unforgettable week at the shore -- during a summer that changes everything.Every summer has a story. That couldn't be more true for Jason and Maris Barlow, the Bradford brother...
- Salt Air Secrets
Book - 11
New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio returns to The Seaside Saga and her New England beach town, where secrets carry on salt air breezes.It's been a long, hot summer in Stony Point. As temperatures rise on the Connecticut coast, so do the ...
- Stony Point Summer
Book - 12
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes Stony Point Summer, Book 12 of The Seaside Saga.Jason and Maris, Shane and Celia, Elsa and the rest of the tangled cast of beach friends are back in their coastal New England town. A novel of...
- The Beachgoers
Book - 13
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a heartfelt beach book like no otherThe Beachgoers, Book 13 of The Seaside Saga.You know them on a first-name basis. Jason. Maris. Elsa. Shane. Celia. Kyle. Lauren and the rest of the S...
- Shore Road
Book - 14
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes Shore Road, Book 14 of The Seaside Saga.Salt air drifts in through the windows. Swaying marsh grasses whisper. Seagulls cry overhead. Off the docks, rowboats are anchored in a calm inlet. Bey...
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