Happy New Year everyone, even though we’re already a week into 2021. I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We had our son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids visiting and it was wonderful. Now that they’ve gone home, the house is so very, very quiet…and even more so as hubby and I live for the next few days isolated from each other. You see, his boss, with whom he’d been in close contact, tested positive for Coronavirus last week. With a start like that, I guess the year can only get better, right? One thing I do know, it is going to be a looooonnnggg week though while we wait it out. On the bright side, I might just make captain of the WPA (Wife Police Academy).
One of my close South African author friends, Shirley Corder, recently said in an interview on her blog: “Talking to others, I’ve found it fascinating how many people reported that 2020 seemed more like a decade! That although the days seemed to fly past, the weeks went on forever. I was chatting on WhatsApp with my daughter in Montenegro. She said she’d been talking to her teaching colleagues the day before, and they had all said the same thing!”
Was that your experience with 2020?—a fast year that dragged by? It certainly was a year filled with challenges, but one positive is that I finally released Chapel Cove Romances book 10, Ride with Me. Even though it took me months, with all the interruptions and breaks and other stories that kept me from penning this particular book in one sitting and left me doubting myself, I thoroughly enjoyed writing this story—Tash and Henry were great characters—and breathed a sigh of relief that readers have enjoyed reading it.
This leads me to my choice of title for this blog—Fast? Or Slow? Not only does the title conjure up images of the past, crazy year, but those three words are the essence of Ride with Me. Of course, I could just have titled this blog: Harley? Or Horse?
Last week, author Milla Holt shared a review about Ride with Me. I so loved everything she had to say that I asked Milla if I could share her review right here on this blog. She has graciously given me the green light.
BOOK REVIEW by Milla Holt
“This week, I read my first book by Marion Ueckermann. I’ve known of her for quite some time, and always thought I’d read one of her Africa-based stories first. But I got the opportunity to check out her latest release. Ride with Me is Number 10 in the Chapel Cove series of Christian romances set in a small town where the couples who find love are north of 40 years old.
“Henry Scott is a property magnate, living his life as fast as his expensive Harley can take him. He only intends on a lightning-quick stop in Chapel Cove to check out the money-spinning potential of a rundown property he’s inherited. But when a gorgeous woman rips into him for upsetting her horses with his noisy bike, Henry is immediately smitten.
“Tash Thornton’s horrified to learn that the neighboring property she’d hoped her best friends would buy and renovate is owned by the arrogant, infuriating man smirking on her doorstep. What’s more, his plans for the place could ruin her livelihood.
“The stage is set for a page-turning romance where these two will soon go on a journey of faith and love.
“Marion’s writing is polished, and it’s clear that her talent is well-honed. I always like books that give me a peek into a lifestyle that’s new to me, and I enjoyed the very horsey flavor of this story.”
What about you? Do you like to take things fast, or slow? Given the choice, would you prefer a fast, thrilling ride with your hero on a shiny Harley, or would you prefer to take things slower with a horseback ride?
I will be giving away three e-copies of Ride with Me to three randomly-drawn readers who comment on this post.