Ready for a virtual beach retreat? See my #TuesdayTea review of IN TUNE WITH ROMANCE by Patti Jo Moore!

Welcome to my Tuesday Tea review of Patti Jo Moore’s third book in her Emerald Coast romance series, In Tune With Romance. Today we’re celebrating this inspirational romance book with a springtime tea treat of Lemon Scones. I’ll serve you a scone and a cup of lemon tea while we chat about this engaging book filled with the charming characters living in Coastal Breeze, Florida.

Teatime with lemon scones.

In her books, Patti Jo Moore creates wonderful characters. You feel like all the residents of Coastal Breeze, Florida, are your friends. Each book in her Emerald Coast Romance series features a different couple negotiating the way to a happily ever after. The charming beach town comes to life through perfect details. I definitely feel like I’m vacationing with friends when reading one of her stories. In this third book, we meet outgoing Meg Mills and introvert Todd Davis. “Can two people who are polar opposites help each other and find romance in the process?”


In Tune With Romance

In Tune With Romance by Patti Jo Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The amazing characters in this touching story held my heart as they faced their fears!!

Introvert Todd Davis is a music teacher and a piano tuner. He is trying to put his life back together after difficulties in the past and a hurtful divorce. Compassionate Meg Mills is reaching for a different dream after her husband passed away two years ago. To move forward, they both must overcome fears. While they help each other, tension builds between these two opposite personalities (with a shared love of cats!) as they become aware of their mutual attraction.

What a dramatic ending as the hero must face his biggest fear! Then the epilogue is lovely! *sigh*

Author Patti Jo Moore has a special way of making me fall in love with all the folks in this charming beach town of Coastal Breeze, Florida. This book is a stand alone, but revisiting the sweet people from her other books is always fun. Hopefully there will be more trips to this special place! If you like virtual vacations and engaging characters, I highly recommend this inspirational romance of second chances and facing fears.

Favorite quotes:
“Lord, I can’t do this alone. I need Your help.”

“If she was ever going to move forward, she had to take those first steps. And trust.”


Patti Jo Moore writes “Sweet Southern Stories” and has lived in Georgia all her life. She loves the Lord, her family, and cats, and always has a mug of coffee close by. The other books in the series are A Seaside Romance and An Unexpected Romance, all published by Forget Me Not Romances. Patti Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Faith, Hope, and Love Chapter. She posts each month on the Seriously Write blog. See her personal blog at:


I decorated my scones with lemon drizzle, adding sparkly sugar and edible pearls. Lemon is a refreshing flavor for springtime tea.

In Tune With Romance by Patti Jo Moore

Thank you so much for joining me for tea treats and talking about this sweet romance and the cute town of Coastal Breeze. Where would you travel for a virtual….or real…..vacation escape this spring?

I pray you are blessed by your journeys each day, near or far, real or virtual.

Blessings and prayers always,


*Your comments are appreciated. I apologize for delays in posting.

Author: Sherida Stewart

Inspirational romance author and Christian blogger

22 thoughts on “Ready for a virtual beach retreat? See my #TuesdayTea review of IN TUNE WITH ROMANCE by Patti Jo Moore!”

  1. Great review, Sherida! Patti’s book sounds wonderful and that cover…wow! It’s so beautiful. I’ll definitely be adding this to my reading list. Your scones look too pretty to eat!


    1. Jill, I’m so happy you stopped by for tea. Isn’t the cover lovely? Your upcoming cover is adorable. I know we’re not to judge a book by its cover, but the cover does give fun hints to what the story is about. Patti Jo’s piano with the roses cover is so pretty. Thanks for visiting today. Blessings!


  2. Great review, Sherida! Patti Jo, sounds like a great book! I will take one of the lemon treats with edible pearls. Thanks! Happy spring! We went out west about four years ago. I keep thinking about Albuquerque NM, Ogden UT, and Sedona AZ. I want to go back!


    1. Sally, your trip west visited some of my favorite places. You should definitely visit again! And we’re having a beautiful spring this year with more rain than usually. It should be a good wildflower season. Enjoy the scones….and In Tune With Romance when you get a chance to read it. Thank you for stopping by for tea! Blessings!


  3. Good Morning Sherida and what a lovely review. How exciting, Patti Jo, to have another book out. And of course there are cats in it. smile. It sounds wonderful. And the scones are delicious. Thank you for sharing.


    1. Hi, Sandra! You’ve been on my mind lately. Hope you’re having a fun spring! Yes, Patti Jo included sweet kitties in this book….of course. Please have another scone. So good to see you here! Blessings!


  4. Congratulations, Patti Jo, on your third book! It sounds lovely and what’s a romance without a cat? I’m looking forward to reading this one as well. And I’ll definitely take a couple of those scones to go! My daughter has called scones “spigots” ever since she was very little and so we still call them that in our house. 🙂 I have no idea how she glommed on to that pronunciation but it stuck!


    1. Laurie, welcome to tea and spigots! Cute! I hope you enjoy your virtual trip to Coastal Breeze…different from your snowy setting, for sure. I’m packaging up a to-go box of lemon spigots for you and your daughter. Blessings!


  5. Looking forward to reading Patti Jo’s book! Cannot go wrong with a beach town and LOVE! And I’d love to join you for tea, Sherida! Scones are so delicious and those look wonderful!


    1. Cynthia, you know how much I love treats. Wish I’d joined your trip to sample the Pioneer Woman’s goodies! All looked delicious! Being an author who writes about great characters, you will enjoy the folks of Coastal Breeze. Small town romances are a favorite. Thanks for visiting today. Please have another lemon scone. Blessings!


    1. Hi, Sherrinda! The scones are yummy. Well, to me all scones are delicious. Love tea and scones…and reading books. I’m so looking forward to reviewing Lord of Her Heart! Did they eat scones in medieval times? Sweet cakes? Hmmm….research. Blessings!


    1. Laura, I’m delighted you joined us for tea, you busy lady! Confetti is being wildly tossed around to celebrate a third Patti Jo Moore book. I live far from a beach, so her Emerald Coast series is a refreshing escape for me. Please have another treat while I refill your cup. Blessings!


  6. Oh Sherida, what a lovely post – – I’m very honored, sweet friend!
    Thank you for your kind words about my book. I’ll admit I was a bit sad to leave this seaside town, but just might have to revisit these folks later on. 😉

    Your lemon scones are gorgeous!! Yum! And lemon tea sounds delightful. You host such lovely tea parties (which really makes me wish we lived closer!).

    I appreciate all the kind comments so much- – wish I could give everyone a hug!!


    1. Patti Jo, I do hope we’ll have a tea celebration together one of these days. And I hope you revisit Coastal Breeze one of these days. More stories, please! Thanks for joining us for scones and tea. Congratulations on another sweet romance novel! confetti Blessings!


  7. Fantastic review. Oh, I have this book and plan on reading it next. I’ve loved Patti Jo’s series. The scones sound amazing. More ingredients than I can keep up with, so I’ll have to hope the local tea room makes some. Or who knows you may inspire me to try baking! I’m a definite fan of afternoon tea and scones.


    1. Terri, I smiled when I read your comment on Tina’s brownie blog. If you have a good bakery nearby, you don’t have to cook at all. Wish I could ship a scone assortment to you. You’ll enjoy reading Patti Jo’s newest book. Thanks for dropping in for our teatime! Blessings!


  8. GREAT BOOK Patti Jo! Sorry I missed the tea party yesterday but hoping Sherida might still have a spot or two leftover. As is the case with Patti Jo Moore, you’ll get a sweet romance, lovable characters and put Coastal Breeze on your vacation destination list. Wishing I could visit Meg’s new store!


    1. Cindy, of course I saved some scones for you! You are so right about Coastal Breeze being a lovely vacation destination. And wouldn’t Meg’s new shop be the perfect place to gather? Thanks for visiting. Blessings!


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