Southern belle turned sea kayaking guide Tisha McDowell is determined to buy her friends’ lakeside cabin and make Emerald Cove, Alaska, her permanent home.
Until seaplane pilot, Chase Binford, sets his sights on the same cabin. Now the race is on. She has a history of mocking his beliefs. He knows the heartache of falling for an unbeliever. Will the woman who ridiculed his faith finally win his heart?
Narelle: Welcome, Heidi. Can you please tell us more about the setting for Love Flies In.
Heidi: Love Flies In is set in the fictional town of Emerald Cove, Alaska. It’s a coastal community that’s very similar to the one where I spent my childhood in southcentral Alaska. A tourist-driven economy, fiercely independent residents and a healthy respect for the elements all combine to form a great backdrop for inspirational romance.
Narelle: An Alaskan cruise is on my travel wish list. How does your novella fit with the SPLASH! water theme?
Heidi: While Emerald Cove is a coastal town, I also focused the story around a lakeside cabin. The lake serves as the perfect spot for the hero of the novella, Chase Binford, to land his seaplane. Tisha, the story’s heroine, just happens to be taking care of the cabin during the owners’ absence.
Narelle: It’s so cool that Chase has a seaplane! Is your novella connected to a series?
Heidi: Yes, it’s part of my Emerald Cove series. The first book is called Unraveled. Love Flies In gives readers an opportunity to visit Emerald Cove and enjoy a satisfying, faith-filled romance, while offering a little tease of what’s to come in book two, which will feature Jeremy Tully as the hero. I haven’t finished writing it yet, but I hope to release that novel in late 2015.
Narelle: I love how novellas can sit between books in a series. Heidi, thanks for visiting today and sharing more about Love Flies In with our blog readers.
A Pacific Northwest girl at heart, Heidi was blessed to spend her formative years in Alaska. Her unique upbringing, coupled with Alaska’s breathtaking scenery, fueled her active imagination and loosely inspired her debut novel, Unraveled.
Heidi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband, Steve. They live in North Carolina with their three active little boys.
When Heidi isn’t stepping on Legos, chauffeuring the boys around suburbia or watching one of their many sporting events, she loves to read and write heartwarming romance.