Shellwater Key Tales

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

Left Turn at Paradise Publisher's Summary

High-powered business executive Layla McCarthy has lost everything, but an abandoned theatre is about to usher in a brand new act in her life.

Layla McCarthy has spent most of her life trying to outrun the wild reputation of the mother who abandoned her. Raised by her grandmother - Dr. Barbara McCarthy, one of the first female surgeons in Florida - Layla puts all her faith in building a career, only to lose everything. Then, she learns her grandmother and great aunt have bought a run-down dinner theater in her hometown of Shellwater Key, Florida, and Layla returns to make sure her relatives don't lose their life savings. Reviving The Paradise brings an unexpected romance with Grayson Kendall, the sexy and enigmatic theatre director brought in to produce the first show. But nothing will ever be the same when Layla's long-lost mother returns, looking to make amends. Layla doesn't think it's possible to forgive or forget...until she learns the truth behind her abandonment all those years ago, including the dark role played by her beloved grandmother.

In the end, The Paradise will become the backdrop as Layla opens her heart to love, and three generations of McCarthy women find a way through past mistakes to a new life filled with hope and redemption.

©2015 Kristin Wallace (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Left Turn at Paradise

    • By: Kristin Wallace
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    High-powered business executive Layla McCarthy has lost everything, but an abandoned theatre is about to usher in a brand new act in her life. Layla McCarthy has spent most of her life trying to outrun the wild reputation of the mother who abandoned her. Raised by her grandmother - Dr. Barbara McCarthy, one of the first female surgeons in Florida - Layla puts all her faith in building a career, only to lose everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Katie on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Finding You at Christmas

    • By: Kristin Wallace
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Preacher's daughter Janie Worthy has spent years looking out for her father and siblings after the death of her mother. But as she watches her niece get married, Janie decides it's time to get a life of her own. However, her plan stalls out before it can even begin...literally. On the way to her first date, her car decides to quit, leaving Janie stranded on the side of the road. A stranger on a motorcycle becomes her savior.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Coming Home to Paradise

    • By: Kristin Wallace
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Thirty years ago, desperation drove Elizabeth McCarthy to abandon her infant daughter, Layla, to the care of her mother. Now, after years of trying to outrun the memories and the guilt, Beth has come home to Shellwater Key to make amends. She has survived deadbeat relationships, becoming a single mother, and cancer, but now faces the most difficult battle of her life...finding a way to connect with the mother she was never able to please...and earning the forgiveness of the daughter who has every reason to hate her.

    Regular price: $19.95