SECRETS HIDDEN IN THE GLASS The Carter Island Novels, Book 1 

Release Date: October 8, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance with twists of mystery and suspense. 

Book Description: 

The secrets of the past are always closer than we think… 

Stained glass artist Callie Davis is in desperate need of a vacation. Burnt out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, she’s fleeing the pressures of her career and is taking refuge on Massachusetts’ tiny Carter Island. Callie yearns for long, lazy days and pretty walks on the beach—blessed solitude and an escape from the complications of her life. Then she bumps into gorgeous Nate Carter and everything changes. 

Sheriff Nathan Carter couldn’t be happier now that the height of the summer season has finally come and gone. After four endless months, tourists have packed their bags and headed for the mainland. The quiet days of autumn are about to befall the town—the way Nate and his fellow Sandersonians like it best. 

But nothing ends up quite the way Nate expects when he meets the beautiful blonde with the big blue eyes. Callie’s pretty smiles hide secrets—deep, dark mysteries that could cost them both their lives if they continue digging into the past and cross a killer’s path. 

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My Review

While Secrets Hidden in the Glass by Cate Beauman is long and has a slow start, it picks its pace, and it fills up the pages with interesting characters. Suspense? Check. Romance? Check. Plot twists? Check.

Details are abundant in Ms. Beauman’s writing and it was easy to picture the island in your mind. Where things were located, what the characters looked like, their mannerisms. The details made for a more realistic experience and helped me connect to the story.

The families in Secrets Hidden in the Glass were intriguing, as were the individuals. Watching Nathan and Callie’s romance blossom helped move the storyline forward and wanting their love to survive put even more ache in the readers’ hearts.

If you’re looking for a small-town romance with a bit of mystery and suspense-this is for you.

Reviews and Endorsements: 2018 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Five Star Book Designation 

“Great character’s, fantastic plot, it is a book to sink into. You feel the magic of the island…” Amazon Verified Review 

“Even throughout the nail-biting scenes, and moments of terrible sadness, you feel the rise of love sneaking back into the picture.” Amazon Verified Review 

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 

Goodreads Rating: 4.4/5 

About Cate Beauman 

Cate Beauman is the multi-award-winning, international bestselling author of The Bodyguards of L.A. County series and the Carter Island Novels. She is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense and contemporary stories. 

Cate’s novels have been named Readers’ Favorite Five Star books and have won the Booksellers’ Best Award, Maggie Award for Excellence, the Holt Medallion Award, two-time Aspen Gold Medal, two-time Readers’ Favorite International Gold Medal, three-time Readers’ Favorite International Silver Medal, and the Readers’ Crown Award. 

Cate makes her home in New Hampshire with her family and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. 





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