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Normandie had the best of several worlds: a Southern heritage, access to schooling in the DC area (which meant lots of cultural adventures), and several years of sculpture studies in Italy. It might have been better for her if she'd used all these opportunities more wisely, but it's possible that the imperfect and the unwise also add fodder for the artist and the writer. 

Her life changed radically when she married the love of her life at an age when some would have said she was over the hill and way past her prime. (Clichés often speak the truth, don't they?) A lifelong sailor, she was delighted to find that Michael also longed to cruise lovely waters, which is what they did from Northern CA to Mexico, spending too-few years in the incomparable Sea of Cortez. Sea Venture, their 50' ketch, is back home in North Carolina now because Normandie's mama needed care. Still, it's gorgeous there, too, and she can write from home as easily as she could on the boat.

Her two grown children, son-in-law, and two step-sons are handsome (or gorgeous, as the case may be), talented, and a delight. And now there's a new granddaughter and grandson in the mix--woohoo! She just wishes they lived a lot closer to home.

Look for Sea Venture's clipper bow and beautiful lines as she slips into a harbor near you.

 

Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Carolina Coast Stories Book 1) Heart of Excellence finalist - Selah Awards Finalist $4.99

When a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it's anything but smooth sailing.

With her days chock full—designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends—Tadie Longworth barely notices she's morphing into the town's maiden aunt. When Will, a widower with a perky daughter named Jilly, limps into town in a sailboat badly in need of engine repairs, Tadie welcomes the chance to help. Her shop becomes Jilly's haven while Will hunts boat parts, and Tadie even takes the two of them sailing. It's the kind of thing she lives for, and it's a welcome distraction from the fact that her ex-boyfriend Alex, aka The Jerk of Jerks, is back in town. With his northern bride. Oh, and he's hitting on Tadie, too. 

Those entanglements are more than enough, thank you very much, so it's almost a relief when a hurricane blows into town: at least the weather can match Tadie's mood. When Will and Jilly take shelter in her home, though, Tadie finds herself battling her attraction to Will. Even worse, the feeling is mutual, tempting them all with what-ifs that petrify Will, who has sworn never to fall in love again. Mired in misunderstanding, he takes advantage of the clear skies and hauls Jilly out of there and back to his broken boat so fast, Tadie's head spins. 

With the man she might have loved gone, and the man she wishes gone showing up on her doorstep, Tadie finds herself like a sailboat with no wind; becalmed, she has to fight her way back against the currents to the shores of the life, and the man, she wants.

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar romance novels in this genre may be categorized as: christian romance, inspirational romance, christian fiction, and clean, wholesome romance.

   

Heavy Weather: A Carolina Coast Novel (Carolina Coast Stories Book 2) $4.99

A single cop. A childless woman. An almost-dead mama and her two little ones.

All bent on stopping a murderer.

Annie Mac’s estranged husband vows that nothing will keep him from getting his baby girl. Not Annie Mac and certainly not that boy of hers.

But then comes the town of Beaufort, with Lieutenant Clay Dougherty in the lead, ready to do what it takes. Whatever that is. 

As a Kirkus reviewer said: “… the book's strengths lie in its suspense and vivid characters, whose personalities and small-town relationships are truly believable….” Barbara Davis wrote: “A deep and lovely story about the unshakable bonds of friendship and the healing power of love.” 

From the author of BECALMED comes this latest tale of the Carolina coast, introducing some new characters to love--and to loathe. "A wonderful voice in Southern women's fiction." B. Claypole White.

Grab your copy today of this 2016 Finalist for the Maggie and the Colorado Award of Excellence.

   

Twilight Christmas: A Carolina Coast Novella (Carolina Coast Stories Book 3) $2.99

Two orphans. A big sister with Down Syndrome. And a community in need of miracles.

It’s up to ten-year-old Louis to protect Linney from the bad men. He knows what can happen to handicapped kids. He’s seen it before.

Only, it’s getting harder and harder to keep her warm and safe in this old storage barn as Christmas celebrations unfold around them. 

And then there’s Annie Mac and her crew, who are involved in the pageant excitement. So is Lieutenant Clay Dougherty, her kids' faux-father and the man who still makes her yearn for a whole lot more than she’s comfortable offering, especially when she's plagued by crazy-making nightmares.

So many questions: Can Louis save his sister? And will Annie Mac find the peace she needs? What about poor Clay and the other Beaufort folk? 

Grab your copy of what has been called “an unforgettable story of love, hope, and family,” and “A charming Christmas story full of mystery and love.”

   

Sailing out of Darkness (Carolina Coast Book 4) $4.99

Love conquers all? Maybe for some people.

Samantha flees Dodge--or rather Beaufort, NC--to free herself from a relationship that should never have happened. But does she leave in time to stave off trouble for others as well as herself?

Teo isn't looking for romance or anything other than the next plot point for his mystery series--until a strange and compelling vision shows up in the waters near his home on the Italian Riviera. A vision who looks remarkably like the new woman in town. 

Will a friendship forged over dinner or an espresso and during a trip to Venice grow into more? Or will the past become a disturbing present as consequences escalate, and the fallout threatens them all? 

Grab your copy of this haunting story of mistakes and loss... and the grace that abounds through forgiveness. 

“Beautiful gorgeous imagery… take your breath away awesomeness…” Sammy the Bookworm.
"This is a book with mature conversations, romance that is raw, emotional, and truly real." Spiced Latte Reviews
"Each sentence in a Normandie Fischer book reads like a warm hug and a tall glass of lemonade." MeezCarrie

A standalone novel set in the Carolinas and Italy. The first edition was a finalist for the 2014 Aspen Gold, Selah Award, and The Maggie from the GA RWA.