Editor’s Blog

Sparked by Love

Endings and Beginnings

By Peggy Bird, author of the Holiday for Romance series and the Second Chances series There’s nothing more exciting than a new beginning. The thrill of a fresh start makes the heart beat faster at the possibilities. On the other end of the spectrum, there is arguably nothing sadder than the end of something...

Bride by the Book

Learning by the Book

By Kathryn Brocato, author of Bride by the Book, The Look-Alike Bride, and more! One of the ways to get through college faster is known to be taking the advanced standing quizzes in some subjects and receiving college credits. One man I know received college credits in Calculus I, II, and III by acquiring books, working all...

Lake Effect

The Parting Glass

By Johannah Bryson, author of Lake Effect When we bought our home back in 1990, the people we bought it from told us the neighbor to our left was “a crabby old lady.” They advised us to “ignore and steer clear of her” and everything would be just fine. To me this said more about...

Just for the Weekend

Love: It’s All about Trust, Acceptance, and Compromise

By Susanne Matthews, author of Just for the Weekend, In Plain Sight, and Fire Angel I’ve been married to the same man for over forty two years. We have three children and five grandchildren, and a lifetime of memories—some good and some not-so-good—and I love him more today than the day I married him. We’re growing...

Once Upon a Wager

Beyond “Once Upon a Wager” (Or “An Imagined Conversation at a Dinner that Never Happened”)

By Julie LeMense, author of Once Upon a Wager The players: Annabelle Layton: our heroine Frederick Layton: her father, obsessed with butterflies Sophia Marchmain: her irrepressible aunt, newly arrived from London Estrella Simperton: her encroaching cousin, with designs on Annabelle’s money Augustus Simperton: Estrella’s son, with designs on Annabelle’s person The scene: An Uncomfortable Meal...

Marrying the Wrong Man

The Power of Reader Feedback

By Elley Arden, author of Marrying the Wrong Man, Battling the Best Man, Crashing the Congressman’s Wedding, and more! “Will Charlie get his own book?” The first time I heard that question was before Crashing the Congressman’s Wedding (Harmony Falls 1) released. A friend and beta reader texted me with that one liner. “I don’t think...