Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Rebecca Foster Hamilton, the heroine of my most recent Harlequin Love Inspired romance out on August 20th, Her Forgotten Cowboy. Rebecca was a real challenge for me to write because I’d chosen to tackle a popular trope but one in which I’d not done before—
When I turned in my proposal, I hadn’t really thought all that much about what writing a character with amnesia would require. Just Google amnesia, right?
Yeah, not so much. While I discovered there were several distinct kinds of amnesia, I also discovered no one person’s experience was the same as another’s.
So, basically, I’ve got nothing.
I had to make it up as I went. I knew she was pregnant but didn’t remember the father (Tanner, her husband and the hero of the story). I decided it would be relatively short-term memory loss caused by a car accident. She remembered her past, like her maiden name and her childhood friend, but nothing about Tanner. She had been told she’d left him but didn’t know why, so she returns to Serendipity to discover if seeing Tanner again will jolt her memory.
Easy in theory, painful in execution, though in other ways rather fun. I had to make up my own rules as I went and then make sure I was following those rules. I struggled. I sweated. But at the end of the day, I really believe this is one of my favorite stories of all the books I’ve written.
I hope you’ll grab your own copy and enjoy an end-of-the-summer read.
She can’t remember the past
He can’t imagine a future without her in Cowboy Country
Suffering amnesia after a car accident, Rebecca Hamilton arrives back in Serendipity, Texas, pregnant and seeking the baby’s father—her estranged husband, Tanner. Returning to the ranch house they once shared is her best chance at regaining her memories. But will recalling the tragic reason they separated only drive a bigger wedge between Rebecca and the man she’s falling for all over again?