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    On the Occoquan River

  • Snapshots from the Potomac Shores

The debut novel in the Potomac Shores series, The Cicada Spring, is now available everywhere books are sold. Learn more about the book. If you like the voiceover by Maria Marquis in the book trailer below, you can hear more on the audiobook. Check out my Events page and get your copy signed at a local book festival or schedule your own book club event through my Contact page. I can’t wait to meet my readers!

Reedsy Discovery 5-Star Review

‘The Cicada Spring’ is women’s fiction at its best. I have no hesitation in awarding it five stars and recommending it to anyone who loves great women’s fiction or just appreciates a talented wordsmith and storyteller.

Earnie Porta, PhD, Mayor, Town of Occoquan

A well-written and absorbing story of resilience that also wonderfully explores and captures the natural beauty of the Occoquan River and its surroundings.

Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review

…soulful women’s fiction…. Filled with amazing little bits of insight, you will be hard-pressed not to dig a little deeper into your own life to find that which ‘feeds your soul.’ “The Cicada Spring” is a must-read!

Kirkus Reviews

McBride sets a vivid scene, and her storytelling consistently engages. An involving tale that balances struggle, love, and hope.

Editor’s Pick, Booklife Reviews

McBride’s assured debut launches her Potomac Shores series with a turbulent but uplifting romance…, ultimately positing that the only way to navigate rough waters is by taking the helm. Takeaway: Uplifting middle-age romance alive with wisdom and love of nature.