New in 2021

Those Who Have Lost Know the Value in Finding—and in Being Found.

Debbie Macomber, NYT #1 Bestselling Author

This is a beautiful story full of love, loss, and second chances.  A collection of vivid characters, an inspiring setting, and heart held hope for a better tomorrow.

Two years after her husband’s death, Amanda Whittier has two children to raise alone, an abandoned dream of starting a business, and a fixer-upper cottage by the sea. She has no room in her life for anything else and little interest in moving on after losing the man she loved.


Paul Grant is a relative newcomer to the area, and his work with former military dogs needing rehabilitation has been good for the town. Though he loved once before, he’s convinced he’s not suited for romance and is determined to find meaning—alone—through his work and role in the community.


Widowed Maeve Lindsay was born and raised on Whelk’s Island.  Spirited, kind, and a little mischievous, she pours her life into the town.  But she carries a secret that shapes her every move.


Together, these three souls find encouragement in the most mysterious places and discover a love that’s bigger than their pain, healing their wounded hearts in ways none of them could have hoped for or expected.

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Release Date 5/11/2021
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The Shell Collector Day 1

Join me on a hunt for pretty seashells and sea glass below.  

Something fun to download with every treasure you collect with a click.

The Shell Collector Book Quote
The Shell Collector Shell Quote
Day 3
Crossword Puzzle
The Shell Collector Book Quote Card
Shell Quote Card
The Shell Collector Day 2
A Rough Draft Life Podcast - Multi-generational Friendships

Praise for The Shell Collector

Brenda Novak, New York Times Bestselling Author

"A touching story about love, loss, and healing, THE SHELL COLLECTOR gives you all the feels. I enjoyed spending time at the beach collecting seashells--and pondering the encouraging messages inside them--right along with the characters. Don't miss this uplifting, faith-affirming read!"