I love reading, and I love reading romance novels even more. To celebrate this week after Valentine’s Day and my love of reading, every day this week, I’ve put together some great romance book recs for you all, along with behind the story tidbits straight from the authors!
Chasing Charlotte by Michelle S. Lowe
About the book:
Busy with her flourishing catering business, Aimee Damont’s world is put on hold when she’s T-boned by three wayward criminals, and as a result, her beloved dog is missing. Recuperating from her injuries, help comes in the form of an all-business sheriff’s deputy, and her single employee who’s harboring a deep secret. This Valentine’s Day, Aimee finds searching for her dog, Charlotte, leads to a few unexpected blessings, along with finding her heart.
What inspired this story?
Just when you think you’ve had the best dog in the world, another one comes along to steal your heart. This statement rings true for me as I remember the first dog my husband and I had together, an especially smart American foxhound named Charlotte.
I love to cook for my family, and Italian food is my favorite. In CHASING CHARLOTTE, I combined my love for trying new recipes, and my precious memories of Charlotte, to write a book about a girl and her fervent search for her beloved dog; a search which ultimately leads her to the business partner she needed, and the love of a lifetime.
About the Author
Michelle Smith Lowe lives in Asheboro, North Carolina with her husband of twenty one years, Brian, and their son, Jake. She is the proud owner of a very spoiled bluetick hound dog. Michelle enjoys her job as a Registered Nurse and writing Christian fiction. Her hobbies include searching for Native American arrowheads on her property and cooking for her family.
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Sweet Summer by Christina Sinisi
About the Book
What inspired this story?
Sweet Summer is the second book in the Summer Creek series. The first book, Christmas Confusion, was written in only three and a half weeks. Back on June 4, 2019, I saw a call for Christmas novellas by Anaiah Press, due at the end of the month. Rushed, I looked around and saw a young member of my church, Tiffany, who deserved a good love story. So, I created a romance for her–and ended up with a fictional heroine only a little like her and only really sharing her straight blonde hair.
The fictional Tiffany had two younger sisters, one of whom showed up at the end of the book and stood at a distance from the others. When my mentor Eloisa James read Christmas Confusion, she said, “Now I want to hear the other sisters’ stories.” Another friend asked, “What’s up with Shelby running away from her family?” I had to tell her story. Then, I thought about this reckless woman afraid of death and constantly flirting with danger. What hero would be the perfect foil for her? Ah, a nerd that seems, at least at first, scared of his shadow. So, then we have a romance of two opposites who attract and end up needing each other, and God, more than they even knew.
About the author
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christina Sinisi writes stories about families, both the broken and blessed. Her works include a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and the American Title IV Contest where she appeared in the top ten in the Romantic Times magazine. Her published books include The Christmas Confusion, Christmas on Ocracoke, and Sweet Summer. By day, she is a psychology professor and lives in the LowCountry of South Carolina with her husband, two children and her crazy cat Chessie Mae.
Visit my website and blog: https://www.christinasinisi.com/
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