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Moonshell Beach: A Shelter Bay Novel

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On Lavender Lane

“Cooking, romance, and a warm, inviting setting work their delectable magic in this tender charmer.”

Library Journal

“This third in Ross’s Shelter Bay series spotlights her talent for blending vibrant characters, congenial small-town settings, and pressing social issues in a heartwarming contemporary romance.”


“A small coastal town where everyone is privy to everyone’s business, sometimes to the angst of its residents, illustrates how a close-knit community bands together to protect their own. A charming love story with several subplots. An enthralling read!”

—Reader to Reader Reviews

One Summer

“Ms. Ross knows how to tell a story that pulls her readers in and takes them on an emotional journey as they turn the pages. If you’re looking for a fulfilling story that you can’t help but fall in love with, then this, along with her other novel in the series,
The Homecoming
, are two books you shouldn’t pass up!”

—Night Owl Romance

One Summer
has romance, a light splash of intrigue, two wonderful protagonists, endearing supporting characters, and an enchanting, fast-paced rhythm, making it the perfect summer read.”

—Joyfully Reviewed

“Ross has a wonderful knack for creating a story so lovely that readers want to stay immersed in it forever.
One Summer
pulls readers into the wonderful world of Shelter Bay and holds them close, like family. Rich with passion, compassion, and a touch of suspense, it’s the perfect book for a relaxing long weekend or getaway.”

Romantic Times
(4 stars)

The Homecoming

“Quintessential Ross, with a terrific romance [and] mystery. Not to be missed.”

—The Romance Readers Connection

“Ross has again hit a homer…an outstanding job.”

—Fallen Angel Reviews

“One of the best books I’ve read this summer.…Ms. Ross penned such emotion into her story line and created characters that you easily fall in love with.”

—Night Owl Romance


“This hot novel has everything a reader might want in romantic suspense, from sexy, complex characters, to a fascinating setting and intense intimacy.”

—The Romance Readers Connection

“An action-packed thriller that never decelerates until the finish…one of the better high-octane sagas on the market today.”

Midwest Book Review


“The plot is riveting, the characters sizzle, and the ending will blow you away. Trust me, you do not want to miss
. But keep in mind, once you pick it up, it’s impossible to put down.”

—Fresh Fiction

“[A] can’t-put-down-forget-the-housework-cereal-for-dinner book. The chemistry between Quinn and Cait screams off the page and practically singes your fingers.”

—Romance Junkies


“A page-turning mix of danger, suspense, and passion.”

New York Times
bestselling author Iris Johansen

“A romantic thriller that sizzles with passion and danger…a page-turner leading up to an ending you must read to believe. What an incredible story!”

—Fresh Fiction

“An intense thriller…the perfect edge-of-your-seat mystery. JoAnn Ross is one author who delivers and will most definitely blow you away.”

—Romance Reviews Today

No Safe Place

“Sizzles with the sensuality and danger fans of her romantic thrillers have come to expect.”

Publishers Weekly

“A page-turner.…Hop on the Ross Express for a lightning ride.”

New York Times
bestselling author Linda Howard

“A spellbinding read…I was blown away. An amazing author and this latest story proves it once again.”

—Fresh Fiction


“Spine-chilling…a good mix of suspense and romance.”

—Romance Reviews Today

“Richly drawn characters, a powerful story, and a heart-stopping ending.”

—Fresh Fiction


“Seamlessly plotted.…Ross keeps the heat on right to the last page.”

Publishers Weekly

“Dynamic…fast-paced, utterly engrossing.”

—Romance Reviews Today

Out of the Storm

Out of the Storm
sizzles! A captivating and entertaining blend of romance, mystery, and suspense.”

—Romance Reviews Today

Out of the Blue

“[An] adventurous, exhilarating story. Danger and intrigue are a constant presence. Highly passionate…outstanding.”

—Romance Junkies

“The best kind of romantic suspense: heart-stopping terror and a heart-tugging romance.”

—Romance Reviews Today

River Road

“Skillful and satisfying.…With its emotional depth, Ross’s tale will appeal to Nora Roberts fans.”


“The romance…crackles and the verbal sparring keeps the narrative moving along at an energetic clip…delightful.”

Publishers Weekly


“[A] hot, steamy…page-turner.”

—A Little Romance

“Touches of humor nicely relieve the suspenseful nature of the intriguing and intricately plotted tale. Bravo!”

The Paperback Forum

Also by JoAnn Ross

Shelter Bay Novels

On Lavender Lane

One Summer

The Homecoming

High Risk Novels







JoAnn Ross



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First published by Signet, an imprint of New American Library,

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First Printing, July 2012

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ISBN: 978-1-101-58691-4

Copyright © The Ross Family Trust, 2012

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions.


Printed in the United States of America


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party Web sites or their content.

If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as “unsold and destroyed” to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this “stripped book.”



Again, to all the men and women of the U.S. military—and their families—for their service and sacrifice.

To all those wonderful readers who’ve written to me over the years, asking for a story about Mary, from
A Woman’s Heart
, the first of my Irish trilogy, this book is for you.

And, as always and forever, to Jay.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

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