It’s great to be back at InspyRomance! I took some time away as I was in a “hectic season” of life (can anyone relate?) but now I have time again to devote to this group. The past several months have been good for me, as I’ve been easing back into the writing world again.
I’ll bet many of you have heard about a six-author project I’m involved in—a foodie-based continuity series set in Arcadia Valley, Idaho. I’ve been working with Valerie Comer, Elizabeth Maddrey, Mary Jane Hathaway, Lee Tobin McClain, and Danica Favorite to bring Arcadia Valley to life, and it has been such a fun project to work on.
Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley, a collection of six novellas, releases on Tuesday, January 10. Each novella is the kickoff to its own series. Next month, the first full-length Arcadia Valley novel releases—and there will be one each month for eighteen months. That’s six different series with three books each, all set in Arcadia Valley. How fun is that?
My novella, A Romance Rekindled, kicks off the Homegrown Love series. My series focuses on the Jennings sisters, along with their cousin, Kate, as they navigate life and love against the backdrop of the Arcadia Valley Farmers Market.
Here’s the blurb for A Romance Rekindled:
Kate Groves finds herself back in Arcadia Valley at the request of her dying father. Not only does he want her to agree to remain in her hometown to oversee the renovation of her childhood home, he also wants her to take over as manager of the Arcadia Valley Farmers Market. Kate has no desire to stay in a town filled with ghosts of mistakes past. And when she learns that part of her dad’s plan is for her to work side-by-side with her ex-fiancé, she’s less than thrilled. No matter how charming or handsome Drew is, Kate continually reminds herself that he broke her heart — and she doesn’t intend to allow that to happen again.
Drew Harrison has spent the past eleven years trying to move on from Kate. He first fell in love with her in the sixth grade and losing her was the most difficult thing he’s ever been through. After having no contact for more than a decade, Drew can’t help but feel drawn to her again — even though it’s obvious Kate still doesn’t trust him.
When secrets from the past come creeping into the present, can Kate and Drew find a way to let go of old wounds and consider a future together? Or are some wounds too deep to be healed?
I’m very excited for you to meet Kate and Drew, along with the great cast of characters who live in Arcadia Valley. Read an excerpt from A Romance Rekindled here.
The first novel in the Homegrown Love series, On Board for Romance, releases in July.
And since I’ve been gone for a little while, I thought it would be fun to do a book giveaway! Let me know in the comments what one thing you’re most looking forward to in 2017. You have through next Thursday, January 12 to respond. I’ll choose a random winner on Friday, January 13, to win a copy of my novel A Wedding Date in Hot Springs. US residents only. (and here’s my response…I’m most looking forward to a family vacation in February!)
You can pre-order Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley here: