Friday, December 16, 2022

BLOG TOUR: The Seashell of 'Ohana by Mary Ting

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for International Bestselling Author Mary Ting's The Seashell of 'Ohana, the second book in the Spirit of 'Ohana series. Today, on our tour stop, we celebrate this new release with a and a tour-wide giveaway! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Start the series now! Follow the tour, HERE

Contemporary Romance
Clean Romance
Spirit of Ohana, #2
Publish Date:
November 22, 2022

Since Abby became a widow in her mid-twenties, she’s spent the past four years raising her son and working long hours at the gallery she owns with her sister in Kauai. She doesn’t have time for a social life, nor does she want one. Until the handsome Ian Bordonaro comes back to town.

When Abby finds out Ian is grieving the death of his mother, she feels an instant connection. She knows his pain too well, and not many in her life understand what she’s been through. Their friendship grows, but a lingering sense of guilt prevents Abby from moving forward.

Will she surrender to grief and give up her second chance at happily ever after? Or will finding a rare angelwing shell intact on the beach be a sign it’s time to open her heart again?



Praise for The Seashell of 'Ohana:

A heartwarming story about finding love when you least expect it, second chances, and how loved ones who have passed away are still with you, no matter where you are. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Pamela Kelley, and Jenny Hale will adore this romantic journey of self-discovery and matters of the heart.

“The sweeping island scenery and romance left me feeling refreshed. This was a mini escape!” —First for Women Magazine

"Slow, yummy build of strong attraction with a perfect happily ever after. It was wonderful to go along on this sweet journey of fate meets destiny." —Elliot, EllieSewSweet

"This love story is truly heartwarming. From page one, the story draws the reader in and keeps the pages turning. Happiness and tears throughout the book." —Sue M. Van, Independent Authors Blog

"This story is like being inside a Hallmark movie." —Cindy, Goodreads


Spirit of 'Ohana series:
(covers link to Goodreads)




**About the Author**
Photo content from Mary Ting
Mary Ting is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.

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***My Thoughts***

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Such a heartwarming and beautiful story of love, old and new. Mary Ting never fails to seize my heart and bring tears to my eyes with her contemporary and sweet romances. The Seashell of 'Ohana is a perfect example of it. This second book in the Spirit of 'Ohana series continues with another enchanting love story set on the captivating Hawaiian Islands.

With the author's penchant for writing emotional and dramatic stories with such descriptive details, The Seashell of 'Ohana whisked me away... AGAIN... to that captivating paradise known as the Hawaiian Islands. Although this can be read as a standalone, reading the first book, When the Wind Chimes, brings that connection of these characters together. The complexities of these characters make them relatable to readers. I highly recommend reading the first book.

I loved each of the character development. The setting is stunning. And, the story is touching, so much so that I was moved to tears... not sad tears, but tug at the "heart strings" tears. With each turn of the page, character growth is evident as they move forward from loss in their lives. I couldn't put it down. I was so immersed into Abby and Ian's developing friendship/relationship that I held hope that love will grow... Mary Ting does not disappoint there. By the end, I could feel that there is more to come in this series, not just for Abby and Ian, but for the other key characters in this series.

I look forward to more love stories to come in this Spirit of 'Ohana series.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally | Must be 13+ to Enter
~ends January 2, 2023
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