Linda Seed, author: Meet the Main Street Merchants of Cambria, California

Meet the Main Street Merchants of Cambria, California

The Main Street Merchants series tells the story of four women, best friends who work in the boutiques and shops of Main Street in Cambria, on California's breathtaking Central Coast.

Kate Bennet, owner of the Swept Away bookshop; Genevieve Porter, an art expert who runs the town's top gallery; Rose Watkins, who helps tourists, locals, and restaurateurs choose the best of Central Coast wines; and Lacy Jordan, a barista with a touch for coffee and local gossip, help each other through man troubles, workplace stress, and family drama in one of the most picturesque towns in the country.

The first book in the series, Moonstone Beach, will be out in trade paperback and as an e-book in early 2016. Follow my progress here as I bring you the story of Kate's tempestuous relationship with chef Jackson Graham—a romance spicier than Jackson's hottest dish.