Holding the Line is now out in the world! Here’s a little montage I put together of moments from the book. Many events take place at various tony homes around London, such as the ones pictured here. Some important scenes take place at the Aerated Bread Company depot. There were many of these around London, offering tea, coffee, bakery goods, and light meals. I think of them as the Panera of their day. Readers of the series will recognize Rose’s mourning ring. It will play a role in this book as well. As for the kiss in the shadows…I’ll leave that for you to discover in the book!
I’m thrilled that the Love Along the Wires series is complete, and I am so grateful for the love already being shown for Holding the Line by advance readers and reviewers.
If you enjoy audiobooks, the whole series now available on audiobook too!
Join me, Deb Marlowe, and Glenn Meganck at the Wake County West Regional Library in Cary, North Carolina for a lively conversation about books and writing. Tea and cookies will be provided. Bring your favorite tea cup! More details below and in the side bar.
I’m so happy that The Artful Match is now out in the world, and is available at bookstores and eReaders near you!
All this week, I’m sharing photos on Facebook of pictures that I used as inspiration for The Artful Match. I hope you’ll stop by and enjoy learning more about the background of this book.
If you are in the area of Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, I’m holding a painting party to celebrate the release of THE ARTFUL MATCH! Because the heroine of the book, Cara Bernay, is an artist, I thought it would be fun to dive into the painting experience for a few hours. We’ll be making a painting of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a beloved symbol of North Carolina. There is a tie-in of sorts to THE ARTFUL MATCH. The story includes a hurricane — something we North Carolinians are very familiar with! — and a shipwreck, which lighthouses are of course designed to prevent. Everything you need to make the painting is provided, including instruction, and every participant will receive an autographed copy of THE ARTFUL MATCH. There will also be snacks and beverages provided, and the facility offers wine and beer for sale. Doors open at 2:30 for socializing, and the painting starts at 3 pm. Cost is $35 per person. To reserve your spot, be sure to sign up HERE.
MORE FUN NEWS! My website is currently under construction (in the background). I’ll have a new website up soon, with a fresh look and fun links for you to enjoy.
My thanks to all the readers who have enjoyed these books! Happy reading!
The Artful Match is available for preorder at your favorite retailer, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Lifeway, and ChristianBook.com. Look for news soon regarding upcoming book launch events, in person and online. I’m excited to be sharing this story with you!
Cara Bernay has never found a place to fit in or to thrive. At loose ends in London after a near-tragedy costs her a job, Cara befriends a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother–a handsome but serious-minded earl who wants to force his brother back to a “respectable” life.
Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight
of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother
is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings
about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on
his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to
return with them to their estate.
But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.