top of page
  • N. N. Light

Her Carolina Passion by Gracie Guy is a Love and Romance Festival pick #romance #laterinlife #laterinliferomance #lovemonth #giveaway

Title: Her Carolina Passion


Author: Gracie Guy


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Later-in-Life Romance


Book Blurb:


When widowed Lizbeth Spensor agrees to a summer teaching English as a New Language (ENL) in South Carolina, her only plan is to come home with a killer tan. But a chance encounter at a Piggly Wiggly – seriously, who names these stores? – with Beau Landry stirs up action in her body parts she thought were long dead. But can a Northern gal who’d been with just one man in thirty years allow herself to melt under the honeyed voice of this salt and peppered titan of Southern industry?




Lizbeth practically fell ass-over-teakettle into her own cart from the jolt of running into another shopper. “Oh, shit. Excuse me!” She felt the heat of embarrassment rushing up her neck and flooding her cheeks. Oh my! She found herself staring into a pair of slate blue eyes—ones with a teasing twinkle. Say something, Liz. She darted around the cart, reaching her hand out to the delectable stranger.


     “I am so sorry. Did I hurt you?”


     Laughter rumbled from his chest in a deep vibrato as the lines around his eyes accented their color. “No, I’m okay. Really.” He wrapped his hand around her extended one. “I’m Beau Landry.”


     His touch was some sort of unspoken cliché as uncontrollable need tingled her hand. Liz was sure he had one of those  hidden  hand  buzzers  she  had  played  with  in  her youth. “Lizbeth Spensor.” She was pretty sure she’d said her name.


     “How pretty and unique.” His southern accent warmed her.


     As he continued to hold her hand, Liz felt a flutter in her groin. She shivered slightly, pulling away from his magical grasp. “Thank you. I— I get that a lot.” She shook her head slightly. “I mean, people mention that my name is different. And they often try to correct me.”


     Beau laughed again, this time stretching his arms over his head, pulling his light cotton shirt up enough to show Lizbeth a well-tanned abdomen with swirling tawny hair that disappeared into the elastic waist band of a pair of faded swim trunks.


     Sweet Josephine! She had to get away from this looker before Amy and Carolee found her blushing like a teenager. Stepping back to the handle of her shopping cart, Liz kept her eyes averted.


     “Is it something I said?”


     His question drew her back in as an unbidden grin spread across her flaming cheeks. “No, not at all. It’s just that I need to catch up with my friends.” When she raised her eyes to his, she saw him give her a slight nod.


     “Blonde with a pony tail and a curly brunette?”


     Lizbeth felt her shoulders sag when she realized what he would say next.


     “I think they’re standing right behind you.” His hands slid into unseen pockets in his trunks, pulling his shirt tight across his chest. Through the thin material, Liz admired a dusting of more hair on his solid pecs.


Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):





What’s your favorite part about being a romance author? 


Two things standout - I love giving people their happily ever after and it makes my heart happy to have a reader tell me how much my writing brought them joy or helped them through a bad spot.


Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:


If you’re out looking for love, toss away any of those ideas about a perfect mate, be open minded, and relax. A calm and confident person is very sexy. If you already have a mate but things need to perk up a bit, try the simple things: a small gift, holding hands on your own couch, a small bouquet of wildflowers, an unexpected hug and kiss.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs February 1 – 29, 2024


Drawing will be held on March 1, 2024. 


Author Biography:


Gracie Guy has been blessed with an eclectic and rewarding life, filled with family, friends and a passel of animals. She’s a wife, sister, aunt, farmer, retired athlete who loves her bionic hip and gardener, who proudly calls Upstate New York her home.


Social Media Links:



Feb 12

My romantic tip is be honest communication is key!


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Feb 08

Thank you, Gracie, for sharing your book in our Love and Romance Book Festival!

bottom of page