|Briar Hill Road|
Every book has some element of autobiography in it. My love of family...my love of glee are in each book. By now you all know my love of Mondays...I set Just One Thing almost completely on Mondays as a bit of a shout out to the most unloved day of the week. Readers who follow me on social media love looking for those bits in stories.
But of all my books, Briar Hill Road is probably the most autobiographical. Oh, the story is fiction, but the heart of it is based in my reality. We lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer and that loss still ripples through our family. I based the mother figure in Briar Hill on her. Kathleen has her open, loving heart.
This book was written for the wonderful, but short-lived Harlequin line, Everlasting Love. Writing for that line really helped push my writing in a new, more emotional direction. It won a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. And Cindy Carlson even wrote a song based on it. Everlasting Love was meant to explore more than just a hero and heroine meeting, falling in love, overcoming obstacles and getting a happily-ever-after.
So it made sense to explore that lifetime of love even further by asking what happened to Brian and Hayden's daughter, Livie. I wrote a novella for her and...well, for you. She's following in her mom and grandmother's footsteps...but she's still forging her own path.
If you're subscribed to my newsletter, I'm releasing the story a chapter at a time in my newsletter every...Monday of course. Free. Yep. That's right...free. It's my way of saying thank you to all my subscribers.
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I hope you read Briar Hill Road and you're looking forward to Live's story!! And if you haven't read Briar Hill Road yet...it's time to pick it up!