Chick Lit Rocks! – A Blog Hop

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Welcome to Chick Lit Rocks! – one day of a week-long celebration of the engaging Chick Lit genre. Scroll down for information on a Grand Prize drawing too!

Today’s blog post is all about the tunes – a playlist for At the Edge of the Sea, my award-winning third novel. Although the story takes place circa 1960, there’s a mix of older and newer songs in the playlist.

For all you Spotify fans – here’s a playlist link:



Son of a Preacher Man (1968) Dusty Springfield’s version: chosen for obvious reasons – Billy Ray, my hero, is the Son of a Preacher Man! The line ‘the only boy who could ever teach me’ has special significance, but not in the way people usually think.

Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1958) Larry Williams (Beatles also covered it later):  Lizzy, my heroine, early in the book

Strong Enough (1995) Sheryl Crow: Oh man, this IS Lizzy’s theme song!

What Hurts the Most (2005) Rascal Flatts’ version: a Billy Ray angsty song

Sweet Dreams (of You) (1956) Don Gibson’s version: a heart-wrenching song of longing – perfect for Billy Ray and Lizzy’s time apart

One Mint Julep (1961) Xaviar Cougat: The College Mixer!

The Look of Love Pt 1 (1982) ABC: Favorite lyric – “Maybe there must be a solution to the one thing, the one thing we can’t find. Sisters and brothers should help each other.”

Message of Love (1981) The Pretenders: a musical synopsis of the basic messages in At the Edge of the Sea. And it has one of my favorite quotes in the lyric: (from Oscar Wilde) ‘We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’

And for those who prefer the You Tube versions (I especially like Sheryl Crow’s live version of Strong Enough):


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Everyone in Orchard Hill knows Lizzy’s bad reputation and won’t let her forget it. But in the summer of 1959, Billy Ray Davenport, an itinerant minister’s son, arrives in town. He discovers an indomitable strength behind the allure his father says is ‘designed to lead men astray.’ Lizzy spouts quirky bursts of wisdom and exudes an effortless sensuality that calls to him like a siren’s song. Billy Ray thinks he could be the one who helps her swim against the tide of disapproval; he could free her once and for all.

But a stormy path awaits the unlikely pair. Lizzy’s past cannot help but shape her future, and ready or not, this beautiful, complex mystery girl is about to change Billy Ray’s life—and his heart—forever.



Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Romance and Chick-Lit Categories.


More praise for At the Edge of the Sea:

“Readers will be entertained and inspired by this winning tale.” – Publisher’s Weekly

At the Edge of the Sea is a poignant and expressive love story that should not be missed!” – Austenesque Reviews


Thanks for stopping by – andmusic-notes-clip-art please be sure to visit all the Chick Lit Rocks! Blog Hop Stops for more great music.

Laura Kenyon       Gina Henning       Lauren Clark     Laura Chapman

Jennifer Farwell     Bethany Turner     Clodagh Murphy      Stacey Wiedower

Tracy Krimmer      Jillianne Hamilton     Kristina Knight     Jennifer Collin

Whitney Dineen     Maggie Le Page     Rachel L. Hamm

T. A. Munroe     K.J. Farnham     Heather Balog      Serena Clarke

GRAND PRIZE1poundcaramelsforchicklitmay
A one-pound package of caramels from Whitney’s Goodies  Winner can choose a flavor from those listed below.
This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.
The Girl Next Door (Crème Caramels): A scrumptious, full-bodied caramel. Old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth bliss!
The Charmer (Chocolate Crème Caramels): This smooth, chocolate cream caramel will add panache to your day. An exquisite and elegant morsel, simply irresistible.
The Movie Star (Orange Crème Caramels): A timeless treat that will satisfy caramel fans of all ages. “The stuff that dreams are made of!”
The Bombshell (Lemon Crème Caramels): A bodacious bit of heaven with a bold citrus pallet. They will leave you satisfied and refreshed. Caramels are a girl’s best friend!
Always a Lady (Rose Caramels): A delicate bouquet of rose essence infuses this lovely caramel: alluring, tantalizing and reminiscent of another era. They are perfect for weddings and bridal showers. A definite for ladies who lunch or breakfast at Tiffany’s.
To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below.
“Which of the songs on my book’s playlist is your favorite?”

Please remember to leave your full name, along with an e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.  A winner will be chosen via on Wednesday, May 20th.


Remember – you can enter at each of the blogs participating in the hop. So, that’s 20 chances to win!



4 Responses

  1. Christina Boyd
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    Strong Enough by Cheryl Crow. But that is a perfect play list for your book! Perfect. Boydnboyd at EarthLink dot net

  2. gailw
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    Love, love, love this book!

  3. karen
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    thanks Christina and Gail!

  4. Linda Romer
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    Sweet Dreams (of You) (1956) Don Gibson’s version is my favorite song from your playlist. Thank you
    Linda Romer

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