Today I’m blogging at Inspy Romance and giving away an Amazon Kindle copy of LOVE BLOSSOMS. Hope to see you there!
I’m sharing my writing process for my latest release, The Bridesmaid’s Hero, on the Australasian Christian Writers blog today.
Happy Release Day! Love Blossoms: 7 Spring-Fresh Christian Romances is now available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. I love working with my indie author friends on box set anthology projects, and we’re excited to share our latest release with you.
Seven contemporary Christian romances for your springtime reading pleasure from your favorite authors: Kimberly Rae Jordan, Narelle Atkins, Autumn Macarthur, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, Marion Ueckermann, and Susette Williams.
A Handful of Flowers (The Callaghans & McFaddens Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan
They had a deal. She’d watch his kids, and he’d do the repairs on her aging home. Neither wanted anything more, but sometimes God has a different plan.
The Bridesmaid’s Hero (A Snowgum Creek Novella) by Narelle Atkins
Serena Blaxland’s job at her parents’ B&B in Snowgum Creek, Australia, is only temporary. Sparks fly when hire car driver Harry Westmore saves the beautiful pastry chef from disrupting her sister’s wedding day, but the opportunity of a lifetime threatens to push them apart. Can Harry and Serena’s love and faith overcome the obstacles in their path?
A Lesson in Love (The Macleans Book 3) by Autumn MacArthur
Love can make life complicated! Sports teachers Fraser Maclean and Sarah Browne have worked together all year, but when a garden project for their church brings them together outside of school, everything changes. Can they learn God’s lessons in love, or will secrets and fear keep them apart?
Spring at the Barncastle by Lynette Sowell
After a career disaster, Sadie Barncastle finds herself in rural Vermont, starting over and opening up a shop at the family inn. She meets up with an old friend from childhood, Peter Appleman, a widower next door with a precocious daughter. But Sadie’s not sure if life in the Green Mountains is for her and feels the call of Boston drawing her. Peter, however, is drawn to Sadie but isn’t quite sure if he’s ready to move on yet. As Easter approaches, a time of forgiveness, restoration, and joy, the two realize that it’s also a time for new beginnings, but does that include with each other?
Walk You There (Savannah Sweethearts Book 5) by Jan Thompson
She wants to save history.
He wants to raze it all.
A local tour guide who makes a living off Savannah history goes to battle against an award-winning developer who wants to demolish the old city block she lives in.
A Match for Magnolia (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters Book 1) by Marion Ueckermann
Magnolia Blume’s life is perfect, except for one thing—Davis Rathbone is everything she’s not looking for in a man.
Spring Break (Seasons of the Heart Novella Series) by Susette Williams
Kelly Sanders volunteers at an orphanage and loves working with children—even if they can be a bit mischievous at times.
Marc Stevenson is used to fighting fires, not rescuing damsels in distress out of trees. He thinks Kelly would be perfect for him, except for that one flaw. How does a man, with visions of children, fill a nest that’s sure to be empty if he spends it with the woman he loves? Will some munchkins playing matchmaker be able to bring Kelly and Marc together? Or will love’s ember never have the chance to be ignited?
Read a FREE sample at Amazon.
Happy Australia Day! Today I’m celebrating our national holiday and the release of my eighth book. The Bridesmaid’s Hero is a contemporary Christian romance novella in my Snowgum Creek series. The story is set in a fictional town in the Snowy Mountains region of Australia.
Pastry chef Serena Blaxland isn’t staying in the small Australian town of Snowgum Creek. She’s there for her sister’s wedding, and to help out at the family B&B until her mother’s arm heals. Sparks fly when the handsome driver of their bridal car saves Serena from disrupting her sister’s perfect wedding day.
Harry Westmore’s dream of becoming an equine vet was put on hold when his father passed away. He’s working several jobs in his home town to pay his bills and prepare for his future career. He can’t stay away from the beautiful chef when he visits the B&B each day to look after her mother’s horses.
Serena’s home is in Canberra, where she has built a successful career. When Harry’s offered an opportunity too good to refuse, they must decide if their love and faith can overcome all obstacles.
Here’s a short excerpt from Chapter One:
Serena Blaxland leaned back into the soft leather rear seat of the white BMW hire car, her bare shoulders tense. Wedding planning had transformed Debbie, her easygoing older sister, into Bridezilla in her quest for a perfect day. She’d never forgive them if they kept her waiting.
The front door of their parents’ Snowgum Creek home remained open. Serena’s younger sister was inside the farm house. Why was it taking Gina so long to find a missing tube of lipstick? She’d been in there ten minutes already.
Serena fidgeted with the hem of her knee-length pale pink bridesmaid dress, her immaculate French manicure catching the early afternoon sunlight. Her nails had never looked this good, but the manicure failed to hold her interest.
The handsome driver of their hire car had captured her full attention.
He paced the length of the front veranda, his elegant suit accentuating his tall, muscular physique. Harry Westmore. The name suited him.
Harry returned to the car and crouched beside her open window, his fair hair ruffled and eyebrows drawn together. “The rest of the bridal party left fifteen minutes ago. Should I find out what’s holding up your sister?”
She shook her head, meeting his concerned gaze. “I’ll give her a few more minutes before I go inside and yell. Unlike Debbie, Gina has no concept of punctuality.”
“The bride was determined to leave on time.”
“That’s Debbie for you.”
His eyes, the color of the cloudless sky overhead, hinted at his impatience.
An idyllic September spring day, and they had a long drive ahead. The bride had left with her parents in a matching BMW. The chief bridesmaid had snubbed Serena and Gina by catching a ride to Sunny Ridge with her boyfriend in his luxury sports coupe. Debbie hadn’t been impressed by Crystal’s last-minute change of plans.
Gina flounced onto the veranda, slamming the front door behind her. Two inch heels didn’t slow her progress across the lawn. “I found it, finally.” She held the lipstick in the air as if it was a precious gem.
Serena let out a deep breath. If Harry drove the speed limit, they should make it on time to Sunny Ridge Community Church in the large town west of Snowgum Creek. Pre-wedding photos were scheduled in the adjoining park.
He opened the car door for Gina and she slid into her seat behind the driver, her skirt a tangled mess around her thighs.
Gina bit her lip. “I hate this skirt.”
“Be thankful it’s not floor length.”
“True, but I wish Debbie had asked what we thought before she chose our dresses.”
“It’s her wedding.”
“And don’t we know it.”
She let Gina’s comment slide. Her younger sister’s relationship with Debbie was fraught with issues, and Harry didn’t need to hear their complaints. He’d already witnessed Crystal’s emotional outburst. Debbie’s best friend had refused to travel to Sunny Ridge in the bridesmaids’ car.
Harry started the car, a quiet purr compared to the cough and splutter of Serena’s aging hatchback. “Ladies, are we ready?”
“Let’s go.” Gina buckled her seat belt. “I hope we won’t be late.”
Serena suppressed a groan. “Me too, because Debbie doesn’t need the extra stress. Harry, I’m ready.”
“Okay.” He maneuvered the luxury car over the cattle guard at the front entrance next to the prominent Blaxland B&B sign, onto a short dirt track leading to the main road. “We have enough time.”
“Oh, good.” Gina stashed her lipstick in her purse. “I’m already in Debbie’s bad books.”
Serena tightened her grip on the door handle. “What did you do this time?”
Read more in the sample at Amazon.com.