GLORIA, by Jessica Lynch—a book review

This little holiday gem, GLORIA by Jessica Lynch, came to me via romance writers’ fundraiser for the Georgia elections, Romancing the Runoff.

I’ll admit I chose the book for its cover. Pretty, isn’t it? Besides, it was just what I wanted for lazy winter reading, a sweet romance set at the holidays.

Book Quote Wednesday-TEST

A regular feature on Twitter, #BookQW, is designed to give readers a taste of what we’re writing. This week’s word is TEST. My quote comes from INN BY THE LAKE, published in e-book in December by Champagne Books. The paperback will be released in February. DeWayne saved their lives. Maybe not literally, but if he…

Travel Thursday: Wilmington, DE

My main male character, Luke, in INN BY THE LAKE, has moved away from his parents’ inn in Western Maryland to work at a construction firm in their marketing department. It’s a job he likes, even if it keeps him away from home and his beloved Deep Creek Lake. Because I have enjoyed my time in this insurance, banking and corporate center, I decided he’d find it a good place to work.

But visit? Just for fun? Why?

Christmas on Amity Street

Tyrone said, “Mama had a silver tree covered with red and green balls. Oh, and candy canes. She had this big old light that shone on the tree with a wheel that changed the colors from red to blue to green to yellow. You should’ve seen it. On Christmas morning, we’d come downstairs and there’s be a present or two for us underneath it. That was cool.”