The third and final book in Kay Bratt’s By the Sea series takes you on an emotional journey filled with hope for a happily ever after.

About the By the Sea Trilogy

In True to Me, the bestselling author of Wish Me Home writes a breathtaking novel about the secrets that families keep and one woman’s illuminating search for the truth.

In the second book in the By The Sea series. There’s no place too far to outrun the past–even when it’s paradise–in an emotional and suspenseful novel in the By The Sea series.

About Kay

Kay Bratt writes women’s fiction, historical fiction, and small town mysteries. Her books have fueled many exciting book club discussions and have made it into the hands of more than a million readers across the world.


Kay Bratt, Uncensored

Kay has been described as southern, spicy, and a little sassy. Social media forces her to overshare and you don’t want to miss some of the antics that goes on with the Bratt Pack and friends. Follow this blog, then find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and then buckle up and enjoy the ride.


April 6, 2021

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Mark your calendar for the My Book Friends SPRINGPALOOZA on Sunday, April 11. You’ll get to enter for loads of giveaways from me and my fellow founding authors. Join our friendly and inclusive…

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Must Love Dogs (and books…)

April 4, 2021

On SALE! only $1.99 on Kindle & FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited Find out why nearly 200,000 readers have fallen in love with WISH ME HOME. Kay Bratt draws on her own life experiences…

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FINALLY… (she says under her breath as she decides where her next book will be set)

March 23, 2021

It feels like it has taken forever,  but I can finally close the door on writing the books set on Maui. And if I do say so myself, I think the last book INTO THE…

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Praise for Kay's Books

“Kay Bratt beautifully draws the story of a daughter returning to Maui—the enchanted land that she believes holds the key to her past—where she unlocks a promising future she never could have imagined. …True to Me is the ultimate escape.”


Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

“Nothing like a harrowing, life-threatening, and completely unplanned hike through Yosemite’s backcountry to make you face years of grief and guilt head on. Kay Bratt pulls this off masterfully in Dancing with the Sun, an emotional mother-daughter tale of love, forgiveness, and renewal.”


—Kerry Lonsdale, Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author

“[Dancing with the Sun is] a baring-of-the-soul emotional story that leaves you with a heart full of love and hope.” 


—Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author

“Best friends Quinn and Maggie have spent the past year trying to outrun dangers from their pasts—one a stalker, the other family secrets. In this page-turning drama, Bratt has created two strong, dynamic female characters who readers will be sure to root for."


—Amanda Prowse, bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner

Wish Me Home has all the trademarks of a Kay Bratt novel: a heartwarming story that nourishes the soul, beloved characters, and a plot that kept me turning pages. Without shying away from the harshness of life, Bratt has managed to create a world in which kindness and goodness prevail.”


Karen McQuestion, bestselling author of Hello Love

No Place Too Far is Kay Bratt at her best. …Once again, Bratt tackles complex contemporary issues with remarkable agility and compassion, and it’s an absolute pleasure to be along for this ride. ...I forgot all about errands and laundry and the minivan and soaked up Hawaii, in all its glorious heritage and beauty.”

—Lea Geller, author of Trophy Life