I’m Cecelia Dowdy and this is my first post for Inspy Romance blog. I’m so glad to be here! I’ve been an avid reader and writer of Christian romance for several years. I’m married and my husband is totally blind and he works as a programmer for the IRS. We have one twelve-year-old son. Although I am new to this blog, I’m not new to blogging. I’ve been writing on my personal blog, My Christian Fiction blog, for many years.
I also have an addiction to desserts. Baking has always fascinated me. Since I’ve gotten older and I have to watch what I eat, I don’t bake as much as I used to. But, for the holidays, I enjoy a baking marathon! Do you ever bake for holidays and special occasions?
I’ve taken my baking passion and turned it into a romance series: The Bakery Romance Series. Each novel/novella focuses on a main character who owns a bakery. I love writing these stories and I’ve also formed my own company, Divine Desserts Publishing LLC. I’ve had several readers to comment that reading my books makes them hungry. Currently there are seven books in the series. Some are included in box sets and one is scheduled to be released next year.
To celebrate my first blog post, I’m giving away a copy of Sweet Dreams, book three in The Bakery Romance Series.
My books are loosely connected, so, you do not have to read them in order. Here’s short summary for Sweet Dreams:
Misty Stewart found Christ shortly after the birth of her baby, causing her to make drastic changes in her life. Short-tempered and street-smart, she realizes being around her un-saved, dysfunctional family is draining her, so she feels the Lord wants her to distance herself from her relatives. She hopes this distance from her family will allow her to deepen her faith, making it possible for her to raise her two-year-old daughter, Jennifer, in a better environment. Struggling to raise her daughter alone, she bonds with her new neighbor, Sterling Richards. She’s drawn to kind-hearted Sterling, but wonders about the deep sadness that he harbors. Sterling has familial problems that run deep, and romance is the last thing on his mind.
Sterling Richards, a professional baker, is grieving over the recent death of his father/business partner. Since his father left him as the sole beneficiary of his life insurance policy, his relationship with his identical twin brothers is strained. Why would his father fail to include his twin sons as part of the inheritance? He now struggles to mend the relationship with his brothers, struggling to run his father’s bakery alone.
Can Sterling and Misty find the courage to love one another?
I’m giving away one copy of Sweet Dreams. The giveaway will remain open until October 14, 2017.