Around The Fire is the place to go when you're looking for new releases and new authors. Today's Book Spotlight is a Clean and Wholesome Romance, Two-Hour Read with Family Drama, Second Chances, Train Rides, Doctors, and a Fashion Designer. What more can you ask for?
Nana Marley has her heart set on more great-grand babies, and with the help of a folklore legendary rabbit, she might receive her wish.
Released September 28, 2022
A peek inside
Single father and ER doctor, Ethan Marley, is ready to put down roots. He and his daughter embark on a train adventure across Canada from west to east coast. Boarding the train, he meets a woman who steals his breath, and he learns that she too is headed to Redford Falls. He is intent on maintaining a friendship only, but Jenn makes his heart race faster than the train.
Fashion designer, Jenn Martini, travels by train to Redford Falls to visit her father. Her plan for a solitude escape derails after meeting Ethan and his daughter. Sharing a confined-spaced cabin sparks an immediate attraction, and by the end of the trip, she longs to be a part of their family. Only as she opens her heart to love, do the scars from her past begin to heal.
With more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, is their love strong enough to overcome the truth behind the accident…and save their future?
Need a little more?
Avery pointed to herself, Ethan, and then Jenn.
Ethan rested his forehead against his daughter’s. “You want Jenn to come, too?”
The little voice in Jenn’s head told her to return to her cabin and to stay clear of Ethan and his daughter. They were as enticing as strawberry ice cream. “I would love to join you.” The words fell from her lips.
Ethan stood and set Avery on her feet.
The child held onto her father’s hand and reached outward with the other.
Jenn accepted the tiny hand and in doing so, she sensed a comfortable connection to this family—a connection she suspected would be incredibly hard to break.
About the author.
Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where the summers are too short, and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, or painting, or drawing, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador.
Universal Purchase Link:
Amazon Author Page CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Darlene-Fredette/e/B005NAF660/
Amazon Author Page US: https://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Fredette/e/B005NAF660/
Other Books by Darlene Fredette:
Law of Attraction
Twist of Faith
His Candy Christmas (Redford Falls Story 1)
Kissed By Winter (Redford Falls Story 2)
Under The Apple Blossoms (Redford Falls Story 3)
A Recipe For Forever (Redford Falls Story 4)
Finding Home Again (Redford Falls Story 5)
Thank you, D.V. for allowing me to share my new release with your followers!
My Train Ride Adventure
In Derailed Hearts my characters travel across Canada by train. I have always wanted to take a train ride. But where would I go? For me, there is no hesitation to answer that question. I would travel from one end of Canada to the other. Why travel internationally when your own country holds so much beauty just waiting to be toured. I would start my adventure from the farthest eastern point of CA with Newfoundland. I’d continue my journey of the Atlantic provinces before making my way west to Montreal, then on to Toronto. That’s the farthest I have ever travelled in CA, so I would be in awe to continue west, before arriving in British Columbia…where I might never leave after seeing those mountain ranges. If I was daring enough to venture north, I’d take in our three coldest provinces. I know my train ride would be filled with picturesque settings and wonderful people, because if you didn’t know - Canada is known to have some of the most friendly and polite people you’ll ever meet!
Where would you take a train ride?
Welcome to Around The Fire. We have one more trip this fall to camp in Lancaster PA. Then sadness will ensue until we head to Florida in January. I'm looking forward to catching up with all the Snowbirds we met last year. There's just a few things before we get to today's guest. Starting in October I will have a column in Still Moments Magazine sharing a recipe. Here's the link
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Now I know it's almost October but today's guest is bringing us sunshine and flowers and some time travel romance. Welcome to the fire, Anastasia. While I pour us a beverage, please tell our visitors who you are beyond the official bio.
Hi, Donna. Thank you so much for hosting me. I’ve always enjoyed camping and I love the relaxed feel of your blog. While I rather think that the term “simple person” is an oxymoron or, at the least, an exaggeration, I am quite basic. I love my family and friends, my home, my garden. I enjoy the outdoors and nature, especially the mountains. I hope I am a spiritual person. My faith journey is my life’s journey. It is important to me.
That is so sweet of you to say. I think its a great compliment and relax all you want. I see you like flowers, what interests besides writing do you enjoy?
I dabble with so many hobbies! My problem is that there’s only so much time in a day, in a week, in a life! The only hobby I really make time for is gardening. I love it and insist that it is organic and, as far as ornamentals are concerned, largely native. I care about nature. But I enjoy a lot of things – yoga, hiking, cooking, reading (especially romances and cozies), crafts. More important to me than anything else is spending time with loved ones.
That's quite a well rounded list. Who is your network or support system?
Family and friends have been a wonderful support. Am I allowed to name names? My husband and sons are great, but there are three ladies I have on speed dial -- my daughter-in-heart Julia, niece Jessica, and sister-in-heart Micheline – splendid sweethearts, all three. There are also some very special authors who have gone out of their way to guide and help. I’ve known Mary Morgan and Barbara Bettis for many years now, and they have never been anything but gracious, wise, and encouraging. Moreover, they’ve sometimes contacted me even before I had a chance to whine! Love you, ladies! Wonderful new friends include Susie Black, Shirley Goldberg, Maggie Sims (who rejoices in scandalizing me), Kim Ligon, and D.V. Stone, all of whom I’ve met through my new publishing house. I’m so grateful for The Wild Rose Press and everyone there – Rhonda, Lisa Dawn, my editor Eilidh, and all of the wonderful authors. It’s a wonderful, supportive system.
Get out of town. Moi? I do agree with you on the authors. The Wild Rose Garden is tended quite well. Who or what books or authors are your inspiration?
Great romance writers always inspire me. So do nature writers and poets.
Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I do not! But I do hope that I put people at ease.
What is your neighborhood like?
We’ve lived in our current neighborhood for almost eight years, which is the longest we’ve lived anywhere. We are surrounded by family – there are at eight households of us within five minutes of each other. It’s the first time we’ve all lived so close and it’s so much fun! It’s a great neighborhood, too, with all the things – neighborhood waterparks, sports facilities, nature trails, lakes… Suburban Texas is very comfortable that way.
Sound wonderful! I've never been to the Lone Star State but hope to someday. If you could eat anything in the world right now, what would it be?
Figs from my father-in-law’s garden in Lebanon. He was a father to me for most of my life and I miss him.
I'm sorry for your loss. My daughter-in-law is half polish and half Lebanese. Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food in restaurants?
International, first-class tickets for sure!
Recently I bought a checkers board from the flea market and trounce my DH in several games. Do you play board games? Which ones do you like?
I love board games and especially enjoy playing with my grandchildren. Yahtzee and Battleship are fun. We also enjoy chess, although we’re not very good.
Who is the most interesting person you’ve met and talked with?
I find that every person is interesting if you give them a chance.
Everyone has a story. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I find that last clause – “before beginning a book” equally interesting and alarming! I don’t necessarily do research before. Maybe I should? But I do a ton of research for everything I write. I want everything to be as correct and in-depth as possible.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I don’t have very many yet, so I do read them. So far, they’ve all been good, although I have a few poor ratings. I must admit, I am laughably shocked by anything less than four stars and quite indignant!
Anastasia, thanks so much for joining me today. Will you leave us a bit about your book and where we can get more information on it and you?
Tremors Through Time
Tremors Through Time Series, Book One
by Anastasia Abboud
Time Travel Romance
In the infinite vastness of time—past, present, future, past—love prevails.
She's made mistakes and paid the price, but Deidre Chisolm is no quitter. She'll never again be a fool for a man, not even her gorgeous new neighbor with his haunted eyes and strange accent. She'll be friendly, but nothing more.
Lachlann has to go back to fourteenth-century Scotland. He can't forsake his family, his son. But when a beautiful, kind, funny lady buys the house next door, he's never been so drawn to anyone in his life. Would she believe his story? After years of struggling through nightmares and flashbacks, headaches and illiteracy, dare he ask her to help him return?
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More about the Author
For me, playing is the best -- playing outdoors in nature or in my garden, experimenting in the kitchen, spending time with those I love. I also enjoy disappearing into a good book, attempting crafts, learning, writing, exploring, discovering. I especially like to mix it up and have yet to perfect any of it; and I've come to realize that perfection's not the point. It's all wonderfully fun. That's the point!
I prefer authentic and natural, be it food, lifestyle, people. I passionately enjoy both history and science, and certainly sociology to a degree, and I am most truly a romantic.
My husband and I have been married for over forty years. We reside near Houston, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. We have a blast with our little grandchildren.
I thank God for this wonderful life.
One foolish thought. One brutal act. One hope for peace ended.
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