Desert Fire, Mountain Rain

Andi always heard, You can’t go home again…

Andi Nelson’s dream was to go to the Naval Academy and serve her country. As an intelligence commander with SEAL Team Three, her life is what she always imagined until a lapse in intelligence leads to the death of her team and the man she loves. Plagued with survivor’s guilt, Andi returns to her hometown in the Arkansas Ozarks only to discover that Buffalo Springs is as depressed and broken as she is. 

Wade Montgomery, a mover and shaker in New York City’s world of finance, has closed his heart to the possibility of love. When he returns to Buffalo Springs to care for his ailing mother, Wade accepts the position of mayor and the task of helping the town to die gracefully. Succumbing to the pitfalls of pride, he closes his eyes to the illegal dealings within the town’s government, plunging the town and Wade into a pit of lies and deceit that may destroy them both. 

Will restoring the town provide the purpose Andi needs to continue living? Will Andi’s determination to save the town open Wade’s eyes and his heart?

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Awards and Praise for the Chincoteague Island Trilogy


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Nothing Short of Beautiful

“Another hit from Schisler! This is the kind of story that makes me long to run away from my perfectly fine life for the sole purpose of stumbling upon something magical. We all have that wonderment of what would happen if we just let go and started over. This character captures the hope and determination of all of us who wonder what it would be like to wander a bit. The relationships between brother and sister she establishes are very loving and remind me of the bonds that are truly important in life. The portrait of island life is nothing short of beautiful, with friendly faces along the way; I want to book a vacation there myself now. I hope that she continues the story with the character of Zach, he seems like the sort of guy that has a story to tell. This a perfect book to enjoy on a brisk fall day, a late evening on the beach, or even snuggled up in your favorite sweater.” –Author Alexa Jacbos, The Dreamer, 2016


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“A delightfully spun tale that takes our heroine out of the big city to come to terms with her life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Rather than escaping her problems, our heroine comes face-to-face with them as storms, both literal and figurative, rock her world. Of course, there is a handsome man close by to help her. I can already see the Hallmark Channel movie!” —Anne, Goodreads, 2017


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“An inspirational contemporary romance, “Island of Miracles” is the first in the Chincoteague Island Trilogy and a tale of growth, building confidence, and sweet romance. See the full review at 2018 Oct issue of InD’tale Magazine.” —InD’tale Magazine, 2018


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“The second book in Amy Schisler’s Chincoteague Island Series, the Island of Promise does not disappoint. It’s a beautiful story of love, grief, and new beginnings. The characters in this book feel like family to me. The book starts just a few months after Island of Miracles left off. Zach and Kayla love one another, but Zach’s guilt over his career leaves him believing that Kayla wouldn’t be able to love him. Add to that a medical crisis and a killer in the area, and you have a novel that you won’t be able to put down. This book and series has left me longing for more.” —Anne Novey, Goodreads, 2018


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“I love Amy Schisler’s books! This is the third book of hers that I’ve read. Like the others, this is a story that evoked so many emotions for me. I cried tears of both sadness and joy while reading it. I like a love story like this one that explores the vulnerabilities and fears that some people must overcome before they can open their hearts to others. I also like the Christian values that weave their way throughout Amy’s stories without seeming preachy. I read this book in a day and will definitely read her next one!” —Mitzi Mead, Goodreads, 2018


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“This is a contemporary romance that is intertwined with mystery as well as family dynamics. There are many threads that are woven together that at times makes the story seem a bit disconnected, however the heightening sense of panic and raw feelings in the plot ultimately keeps the reader engaged. The characters are well developed and have depth, and the story moves along at a good pace. Overall, this book is a winner that fans of mystery and romance will enjoy while elevating anticipation for the third book of the trilogy.” —Joan M. McNamara, Goodreads, 2018


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment of Amy Schisler’s trip through the beauty of the east coast waters. Coming from a family filled with men in the Coast Guard and Police, both of these stories touched me very close to home. There is suspense that for me included kleenex, yet a tender love story that flows so beautifully from page to page. I committed to reading it from start to finish because I felt it deserved my full attention rather than pick it up and put it down over the course of a week. The descriptions of the places makes me want to explore them personally. I am excited to see what happens in the next installment. I felt like I truly knew the characters and could identify with them in many ways. Nice job Amy!” —Veronica, Goodreads, 2018


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“This book was a joy to read! It is very well written and the author makes the book come to life. Even though this is book 3, I had no problem knowing what was going on. Now I want to read the other two books in the series. ” — Ann Ferri, Goodreads, 2019


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“A great read that really pulled me in from the first page to the last. It is a real page turner. The Author has done a great job at the world building as well as the Characters. Theres twists and turns, I definitely recommend.” — Shauna Joesten, Goodreads, 2019


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“We’ve all heard of the wild ponies of Chincoteague Island but Island of Hope gives you a closer look! Nick Black is an interesting male protagonist as he strives to overcome his childhood. Taylor Murray has always wanted to be one of the Chincoteague Island Saltwater Cowboys and works to be the first female with this honor despite receiving threats! You will enjoy the danger, romance, and loving families in Island of Hope.” —Joan Arning, BookBub, 2019