June 7 is a big day, and it’s just around the corner. It’s not only my fifty-(mumble mumble)”th” birthday. It’s the release date for my new book Meet the Moms!
I want to tell you all about my new book, but I digress just a moment. I love releasing new books on significant days. My book Crescendo released on April 1, 2018 — a very significant day because it was also my retirement date from my big demanding dayjob after thirty four years of service! As if those two things weren’t big enough for one day, April 1 was also my rescue grandpuppy Buster’s birthday!
So, back to June 7. Meet the Moms is the first book in my new series Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church, which I described to you in my May Inspy Romance post. It is not a full-length novel. It is a short prologue novella that introduces the matchmaking moms before we move into three full-length novels about the each of the couples, followed by an epilogue Christmas novella. It’s an appetite-whetter, if you will. I’ve never taken this approach with a series, but it seemed to fit with this one. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
I have a secret to confess. The entire concept of the Matchmaking Moms hit close to home. I have two adult sons, and I love them both dearly. One of them is married and we adore his wife as well. My other son is unattached. I know fully well that when given the chance, he will be a wonderfully devoted husband, and God willing, father. He’s such a great man, kind, caring, generous. Smart, hardworking, successful. Handsome, funny, interesting.
Yes, I realize that’s his mom speaking. But I’m not the only one who thinks so. His grandmothers agree with me! Ha ha. But seriously, it’s often crossed my mind … why hasn’t he met someone? And will he eventually?
So … when I finished my Murrells Inlet Miracles series last year, and I took a breather from writing, this idea started percolating in my mind. Several of my friends with adult children have the same situation. One or more of their children isn’t making progress in the field of finding a one and only. So the idea came to my mind.
I want to make it clear … I didn’t write a book “about” my son. He was only the inspiration that got it going. It’s completely fictional!
Back to the book … Dahlia, Lily and Rose attend a Bible Study at Oceanview Church. As an introductory exercise, the leader encourages them to dig deep and discover one thing they have in common. After sharing, they discover one interesting fact: they all have adult children who, for various reasons, are striking out in the love department. So, the ladies form a covert team of matchmakers and take matters into their own hands. Of course, their efforts have to be secretive because their kids would never go for it if they knew.
Will the moms be successful finding matches for Winston the Loner, Isabelle the Workaholic and Micah the Playboy, while remaining in the shadows?
I’ll be giving away a copy of Meet the Moms (winner chooses either Kindle ebook or paperback) to one randomly selected commenter (worldwide) who shares … do you know of someone who was stalled out in romance before eventually finding the partner of their dreams? How did the couple meet? Did they get their happily ever after? The winner will be chosen on June 5.
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