Ann Rutherford's and Rhonda DelMonte Grayson's lives continue to be full of surprises as they run The Beach House Hotel, their small upscale hotel on the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. Things heat up when Tina Marks (Valentina Marquis, a famous young movie star) is sent to the hotel in secret to lose twenty-five pounds in eight weeks for her next starring role. As much as Ann and Rhonda want to help Tina succeed, the hotel is known for its delicious food as well as its promise of anonymity, and Tina's impossible to deal with. Then, when Rhonda is faced with a "mysterious illness," Ann's role becomes even more stressful as she tries to find time for her fiancé, Vaughn Sanders, the star of a television soap opera, who deserves the attention she can't give him. As Ann discovers, life is about choices, and she's determined to make the best ones she can to keep Vaughn in her life.
About the Author
Judith Keim has loved stories and reading since she was a young girl. She spent hot summer afternoons lost in novels, traveling from her porch in upstate New York to far-flung fictional destinations. Her writing has been featured in Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman s Soul and Summer in Mossy Creek, a Belle Books novel. She has been selected as a finalist in numerous RWA contests. Under the name J.S. Keim, she has also published middle-grade fantasy novels as well as short stories for children in Highlights, Jack and Jill, and Children s Playmate. Keim lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and their long-haired dachshund, Winston.