Three Shots to the Wind is Out!

Candy Kennedy is the winner of a copy of Three Shots to the Wind. I used a random number generator to pick the winner. Watch for an email from me Candy!

I’m so thrilled that Three Shots to the Wind is out today and I’m giving away a copy to celebrate! Here’s the back cover copy:

Chloe’s Windy City ex-fiancé gets blown away in the Florida panhandle . . .

Saloon owner Chloe Jackson appears to have a secret admirer. She’s pouring drinks at the Sea Glass Saloon in Emerald Cove when an airplane flies by above the beach with a banner reading I LOVE YOU CHLOE JACKSON. She immediately rules out Rip Barnett. They are in the early stages of dating and no one has said the L word. Then a bouquet of lilacs—her favorite flower—is delivered to the bar, followed by an expensive bottle of her favorite sparkling wine. It couldn’t be . . .
Sure enough, her ex-fiancé from Chicago has flown down to Florida for an accountants’ convention. But is he trying to mix business with pleasure and win her back? Unfortunately he’s not in a hotel conference room, he’s floating facedown in the lake next to her house, clutching a photo of Chloe. Who murders an accountant on a business trip—it just doesn’t add up. When Rip becomes the prime suspect, Chloe is determined to find the secret murderer. But if she isn’t careful, it may be closing time and lights out for her . . .

My family and I made a trip to Destin, Florida in the Florida Panhandle at the beginning of March to celebrate my mom’s 95th birthday and my birthday! I thought I shared some photos from that fun week. Thanks so my daughter, one of my birthday presents was a surprise visit from my dear friend Carol Williams. We’ve been laughing together since ninth grade. Carol actually met my dad before me. He was her eighth grade math teacher.

I love this photo that I snapped as we flew in. It shows several things that are mentioned in the Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries. You can see the two sand bars — one close to shore and the second further out. On the lower right you can see one of the seventeen coastal dune lakes surrounded by trees. And if you look closely at the upper right corner and spot the Choctowhatchee Bay. It shows you how narrow this strip of land is!

The sunset the night we arrived.
Lemon drop shots at the Crab Trap!
The Gulf of Mexico sparkles in the afternoon sun.
Carol and me! We had so much fun.

Yes, that’s a shark! It’s the first one I’ve ever seen and this is from eight stories up. Look how close it is to the shore. We’ve always heard that there are sharks on the other side of the second sandbar but this guy was close.

I did my first in-person event with a fabulous book group while I was in Destin.
Chloe is always looking for firm sand to run on–and me to walk on.
There aren’t many shells on the beach here. They are also rumored to be on the far side of the second sandbar.
The sea oats that protect the dunes.
The drinks menu at The Whale’s Tail which is one of the bars that inspired the Sea Glass.
The spring breakers arrive the day before we left. Also the wood poles near the shore are part of the old pier that is mentioned in the series.
One last sunrise. Okay, it was only the second one I saw. But I did see all the sunsets.

I hope you enjoyed the photos and I hope you love Three Shots to the Wind! Signed copies are available at One More Page bookstore.

Readers: Tell me about a favorite celebration or just say hi for a chance to win a copy of Three Shots to the Wind!

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  1. Congrats on your latest book. Thanks for sharing your Florida with us. Favorite celebration? Every wedding anniversary with the world’s greatest hubby. Going on 47 years.

  2. Hi, I love your pictures. I haven’t been to the Panhandle yet but it looks lovely. I’m in SWFL Congrats on your new book and thank you for the chance at your giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com

  3. Such wonderful photos! Happy Book Birthday! I wish you great success with this series, although it’s really just a selfish wish to read more of your books.

  4. Congratulations on the new book Sherry! I read the advance copy I got from you and it was just freaking awesome! I loved it!

    No need to enter me into giveaway obviously.

  5. Congratulations on your new book! Love the cover! Destin is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, it looks so warm and inviting. Looks like you really enjoyed your time there, good for you!

  6. Congratulations on the release of “Three Shots to the Wind”! May it be followed up by many others because I love family celebrations. 🙂

    My favorite celebration was the year hubby and I celebrated fall. It was our first big trip when retirement started. We had always wanted to see the New England states in the fall. The trip lasted 34 days because excluding Sunday and holidays that was as long as the USPS would hold our mail. The trip was perfect! Hubby had never seen the ocean so we drove up the entire coastline of Maine, stayed at the eastern most point in the U.S. during the eclipse. Stayed in the northern most point in the U.S. during a frigid snow (well for us any ways). Then we explored the interior of the state before headed over to the other states. You flight photo reminds me of our helicopter ride over Niagara Falls. We explored castles. But most of all just seeing the gorgeous colors as the seasons changed was amazing and made it a very memorable trip as we celebrated FALL.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of “Three Shots to the Wind”. Shared and hoping. Would love to read and review.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. Sherry, I’m so excited for you! Congratulations on the release of Book #3 in the Sea Glass Saloon series. I love the first two and Three Shots to the Wind is on my TBR list.

    What a great birthday celebration for both you and your mom. The photos are terrific! I do have a friend who has been my pal since high school and when we get together, we are like 2 kids again. My favorite celebrations these days involve grandchildren, as it should be I suppose. But my husband and I still manage to get away and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries together, and I feel lucky that we can.

  8. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read about Chloe again, have really enjoyed this series!!

  9. Congratulations on the new book! What wonderful pics, too! I love to see the shore, but I’m just as happy with takeout in the living room if I’m with my family. (Which has turned out to be a very good thing in the last few years…}

  10. Fantastic cover and blurb, Sherry. Kudos on your latest book!

  11. Happy book Birthday. Great story. Will post a review today. Don’t put me in for a chance at the book.

  12. Happy birthday and book birthday! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of your Florida celebration.

    I have a close friend I’ve known since early childhood who now lives in Florida. For our 65th birthdays she flew up to NYC and we went on a road trip. First to NJ to visit friends, then back to NY to spend a couple of days in Corning at the Museam of Glass. After visiting a few wineries (and buying a few bottles!) we ended up spending a few days with a friend from high school, including a visit to Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the art museum. Best birthday ever!

    1. What a fabulous birthday! I went to the Corning Museum of Glass when I was in fifth grade. I’m guessing it’s changed a bit since then!

  13. Congratulations on the birth of the book! I look forward. The concept sounds great. And the pictures are wonderful! Couldn’t we all use some days like that!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS on your exciting new book, which I must get! Thank you for sharing your absolutely wonderful photos…they are just what I needed in this dreary, rainy morning. Thank you for sharing your writing skills with us, your loyal fans!!!!! Luis at ole dot travel

  15. Hello and Congratulations Sherry! Happy Book Birthday!!!
    This is such a great series!!! Your pictures are beautiful! The Emerald one is breath taking!
    You look like you had a wonderful time.

  16. Sherry-Congratulations on your latest book! The pictures of Destin are awesome! My favorite celebration was when my sister-in-law turned 60 and my neice drove her up the coast to Maine and the rest of our family were waiting in her bed and breakfast room when they arrived. Fun times!

  17. Wow, gorgeous pictures! My favorite celebration would be celebrating mine and hubby’s anniversary each year! Thank you for the chance!!

  18. Congratulations, dear Sherry! What fab photos. So happy for your release!!

  19. Congratulations on the new book. I LOVED IT!
    I’m looking forward to my high school reunion, which was supposed to be last year but was cancelled because of COVID. How many years are we celebrating? Ahem. Many.

  20. Congratulations, Sherry! The photos are wonderful. I can’t wait to read Three Shots to the Wind which arrived in my in-box this morning.

  21. Three cheers to you , Sherry! Hope you are having an amazing release day! 🌞🎉

  22. Congrats on the book release. It’s a great addition to the series, despite the fact that you killed off an accountant. 😉

  23. Ooooh, this book sounds so good! No need to enter me. Happy to buy! And the photos of Destin are wonderful. Congratulations!

  24. I was so sad for the end of the Garage Sale Mysteries but do like Chloe Jackson and glad that you are still writing fun to read books. We first went to Destin in the 1980s when it was a sleepy little town with no spring breakers and no high rises. We stayed at a small mom and pop motel with every room facing the water and right on the water. Adirondack chairs on our little porch. Every room was basically a little cottage though they were all attached. Long gone. Your photos are beautiful but I long for the old days when it was nothing but pure bliss and hardly any tourists. But I digress. Many favorite trips, but most memorable was when Hubby Dearest cooked fried chicken and macaroni and cheese on a Coleman stove in Daniel Boone State Park in the late 1970s after we swam in the ice-cold river. Can’t wait to read the book. Happy Book launch!

  25. Hi Sherry—LOVE the pictures!! Sounds like another wonderful book—looking forward to reading it.

  26. Glorious photos, Sherry! I’ll have a mermaid’s brew and I’ll give a shout-out to the people of Destin. In 2017 we went to Destin to escape Hurricane Irma. Conditions in our part of the state (SW Fl) were so bad that we ended up staying for five days while things settled. Destin opened it’s arms and hearts to us.

  27. Happy book birthday! I love celebrations of all kinds because Lord knows, we all need something to celebrate nowadays! Love your books, reading them makes me want to celebrate!

  28. Hi and congratulations on you new release from the Windy City! Looking forward to reading the book and wondering what warm weather feels like.

  29. Happy book birthday! I love the pictures. My husband and I were blessed to be able to throw a 25th wedding anniversary party for ourselves. We had a wonderful time. It means so much to me that we were able to celebrate with an uncle and my stepmom who are now deceased as well as my Mom who is in a nursing home. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  30. Reading about your trip to Destin brought back wonderful memories of my visit there with my daughter’s family 16 months ago. Sigh!!

  31. I love your books. The title is a real fun one this time. Looking forward to reading your new book.
    My husband and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in October instead of December since we are going to go on a mediterranean cruise from Athens to Lisbon. So looking forward to this. We have waited to travel since 2018.

  32. I will just hi and thanks for the pictures to transport us to sunny spots. We have great Sunsets over Lake Erie.Would to win.

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