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One Distant Summer

Cover love!

For a long time, I’ve been wanting to give my books new covers that better reflect the kinds of stories they are. I finally found a super-talented designer who captured exactly what I was hoping for, and was amazing to work with too. So now I’m sending a huge thank you to Stuart at Books Covered for the absolutely beautiful works of art he created!

The time-honoured advice for authors is to “write the book of your heart”. That’s what I always do…and now those books are inside the covers of my heart. ❤️ I hope you like them too! 🙂

One Distant Summer cover reveal & ARC opportunity!

So…I have book news. 🙂

After writing A North So True—my snow-kissed Swedish story—I did a complete turnaround, and have been working on a book that’s all sunshine and heat. I’m excited to let you know that ONE DISTANT SUMMER will be coming in January. If you like summery, heartfelt, sweet-and-sexy stories, this book is for you!

And it already has a lush and lovely cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m in love with this cover…and I hope you’ll fall in love with the story inside.

Although it won’t be published for a while, a limited number of advance review copies will be available for early readers. My newsletter subscribers have already had the first chance to apply, but a few more copies are available.
Read on to find out more about the book, and for your chance to request a free ARC!

One Distant Summer cover

One summer can change everything.

Jacinda Prescott spent one life-changing summer in Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand, and left disaster in her wake. Since then, she’s thrown herself into her music career, and her life in LA. But when the price of fame threatens to become more than she’s willing to pay, the distant bay calls her back.

Liam Ward walked away from everything he knew after the death of his talented brother, the guy Jacinda loved and lost. When he finally returns to the bay, looking for closure, she’s the last person he expects to find—and the last woman he should fall for.

Stuck as neighbors for the summer, their off-limits attraction is hotter than the South Pacific sun. But the secret that ties them together is the one thing that could destroy her career, and break their hearts all over again…if they let it.


One Distant Summer kicks off the Sweet Hot Summer series, set under the South Pacific sun in beautiful Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand.

ARC numbers are limited. If you’d like to be one of the first to read and review, apply now!

Please do get in touch if you have any queries, or any problems with the form. As always, you can reach me via the contact form on this website, or find me on Facebook at @SerenaClarkeAuthor.

Let’s make summer last a little longer! 🙂