A Letter from Sherryl

Dear friends:

Summer may be winding down, but August is shaping up to a big month for some of my favorite things.

Season 3 of Chesapeake Shores begins Sunday, August 5 at 9 p.m., EDT on Hallmark Channel. I think you’ll find the O’Briens are facing more emotional challenges than ever before. The episodes are filled with new and old romances, Nell’s trademark wisdom and plenty humor. I am so blessed to have this cast bringing my treasured O’Briens and Chesapeake Shores to life. No, the series is not exactly like the books, but the stories are wonderful in their own right and the characters and the town are just as I imagined them.

As if that weren’t enough to make the month special, MIRA Books is reissuing four of my very favorite Miami-based mysteries in two volumes. TROPICAL BLUES (which contains Hot Property and Hot Secrets) hits stores August 28 and ROUGH SEAS (which includes Hot Money and Hot Schemes) will be reissued September 25.

These books feature amateur sleuth and single mom Molly DeWitt and the very sexy detective Michael O’Hara. Written in the heyday of witty TV mysteries such as Moonlighting, the books are filled with humor and romance along with some insights into various aspects of life in Miami back in the ’90s. Though I’ve edited and updated the books for these editions, the timeline of the ’90s remains the same. Aspects of Michael’s Cuban heritage are too tied into that era to bring the stories into present day. I hope you’ll keep that in mind as you read.

Meantime, I hope your last days of summer are joyful and relaxing. I hope you’ll spend a little of that time with the O’Briens on Sunday nights on Hallmark Channel and with Molly and Michael whenever you need a bit of mystery mingled with a touch of romance.

All best,