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The Rag Doll Cafe
The sun may have set on summer's funniest adventure, but the magic and mayhem from finding a bottle containing someone's birthday wish continues when Anton Rubinski arrives in Lighthouse Bay, where the town's Pastor has just wished his Church away.
Winter is here, but something is about to hit Lighthouse Bay harder than any summer storm! Anton Rubinski has just left town. The door it seems has closed on a summer friendship forged over a bottle that granted he and his friends’ every wish come true. Now with no job, no friends and no reason to stay, he heads south on the highway surfing at any beach he finds.
Pastor Mike Gantry may have just wished his Church away. A month after finding a bottle washed up on the shores of Lighthouse Bay, almost every wish he had made for the members of his ailing congregation has come true. Only he never pictured his wish to retire to result in the doors of his small Church having to close for the final time. So what happens when a dread-locked surfer arrives in Lighthouse Bay on the morning of the final Church service? When Pastor Mike learns that Anton was the last person to have found the bottle, is it an answer to prayer? Or does it go down like a bad smell in Church? This truly odd couple are about to learn that when one door closes, another always opens. And you never, ever judge a book by its cover. Welcome to The Rag Doll Cafe, where the coffee is hot, the weather is not, and the conversation is not what you expected.
Last Wish of Summer
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Summer's funniest adventure is here, better be careful what you wish for. When Anton and Johnno find a bottle washed up on the shore while surfing, supposedly granting them someone's birthday wish, neither suspects it came from their friend Tanya. So how long can she keep it a secret? What happens before the last day of summer is over now depends on two wishful young surfers looking to make waves of their own.
A broken marriage sends a father and son on two different paths in life, only for both to realise an Angel is working to reunite them. Phillip Overton's writing has been compared to Nicholas Sparks, and some readers hold The Long Way Home in the same elite company as New York Times Bestseller, The Shack.
fiction, humor, young adult, ebook
Lifelong writer and now author of four novels, Phillip lives in the beachside town of Caloundra on Australia's Sunshine Coast. In between surfing and traveling the country to collect future stories, he is also working on his next novel. A longtime member of the PolkaDotBanner, he was also a Featured Author of the month, (October 2009) for his first book The Long Way Home.
Official 2nd Round Selection - 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for A Walk Before Sunrise.
"This novel was nothing like I thought it would be and yet I absolutely adored it." Danica Page ~ One Page at a time, on Last Wish of Summer
"I could see this movie on the Hall Mark Channel or on Lifetime. This book is a fantastic read for the beach or a lazy Sunday afternoon." J. Whitus ~ Walking On Bookshelves, on Last Wish of Summer
"Reminds me somewhat of the writings of Nicholas Sparks."
Leslie Granier ~ Reader Views, on A Walk Before Sunrise
"I loved that all of the characters had something to learn about life. They each had to grow and Phillip Overton does an amazing job at showing us that growth through a variety of circumstances which are just plain crazy! This was a really good, easy read. Definitely perfect for the end of summer while lazing on a beach." Novareylin ~ Amazon 4 star review, on Last Wish of Summer
"I really loved this story. It was a fun and fast read that will work for all ages." Andrea J. Guy ~ Amazon 4 star review, on Last Wish of Summer
"Many authors have a difficult time creating such a carefully crafted unsympathetic narrator, so in that respect the novel is very well done." Official judges comment ~ 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, on A Walk Before Sunrise