Jacqueline DeGroot lives at Sunset Beach, NC with her husband Bill. She has two grown sons, one in New York and one living locally, and her daughter Kimberly lives in Wilmington. She stays active in her small beach community, especially in Sea Trail Plantation where she's lived since 1996. She loves to ride bikes with her friends, cook elaborate dinners, decorate lavish cakes, do yoga and take long walks on the beach. Her love for the Brunswick Islands is apparent in all her books and she's very happy to live in a place where so many wonderful people continue encouraging her to write.
One of the main stories in this book is based on a Kindred Spirit Mailbox journal entry. The story touched me so much, I had to write it and give it a happy ending.
Ten men who graduated from Stanford together go on to become successful in their different fields while remaining good friends as they take on life’s challenges. Five years earlier, they pooled their money and bought a beachfront lot on Sunset Beach and built a magnificent beach house. Every July, they come to the beach house for a two-week reunion with their former dorm mates, who live all over the world. This particular summer, there is an undercurrent of restlessness though. During two magical weeks at the beach house, Cupid steps in to bring each man his soul mate, and in ways, both comical and anguished, leads them all on the path to true and lasting happiness.