Hosting Maggie Jaimeson, author of women's fiction
I'm delighted to be part of author Maggie Jaimeson's exciting blog tour. Discover more about her new release, Healing Notes, right here!
Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.
Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.
A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.
First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.
Claire crawled onto a stool on the other side of the island and smiled. Neither of them talked for several minutes as they listened to the water in the pot heat.
“When I grow up, I’m going to play with Sweetwater Canyon all the time.”
“Are you sure you want to hang out with all us old folks?”
“You’re not all old. Well maybe a little old. But Kat isn’t old.”
Rachel smiled. “That’s true. She’s only seventeen.” And going on twenty-five it seemed sometimes.
“Oh, seventeen? That is old.” Claire put a finger to her lips and furrowed her brow. “How old do I have to be to play in the band all the time?”
“Probably at least eighteen.”
“But, you just said Kat—”
“Kat is different, because her mother plays in the band and can watch her all the time.”
“Well, you can watch me all the time. You can be my mother.”
“Well, can’t you?”
“Can’t she what?” Noel walked in the room and lifted Claire off the chair in a big hug, swinging her around the room. “Can’t she what? She can do anything she wants.”
“See,” Claire leaned forward and looked at Rachel over Noel’s shoulder. “See, even Daddy thinks you can be my mother.”
“Whoa.” Noel set Claire back on the stool. “I’m not sure what I walked in on here.” He sent an accusing glance to Rachel. “You already have a mother, Claire.”
“I know. Not my real mother. My second mother. You know, like my friend, Megan. Her mommy and daddy got divorced and her daddy married a new mommy. So, Megan has two mommies now. See? Rachel can be my second mommy. Okay?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.
HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books. The final two books will be available in 2013.
by Maggie Jaimeson
Cathie, Thank you for hosting this stop on the Book Blast tour. I'm really looking forward to hearing from your readers and their initial reactions to this spotlight. Authors and publishers work hard to get the cover, blurb, and excerpts just right. But we never know how they work until readers tell us.ReplyDelete
I do have a question for your readers to help them get posting and get their names in their for a prize. When you are curled up with a favorite book, where do you like to sit and what (if anything) do you like to have on hand as a drink or snack?
You're very welcome, Maggie. Hope you're having a great tour!Delete
Ahh, very good question. On the sofa, with the fire going and a glass of wine. That's me happy. :-)
I usually like to sit curled up on the couch. I do enjoy a cup of tea and cookies.ReplyDelete
Ingeborg, I like to sit curled up on the couch when I read as well. Sometimes I also read in bed as a way to take my mind off of whatever happened during the day. The only problem is if it's a great book I stay up all night finishing it.ReplyDelete
Cathie, Sounds like the sofa is a favorite spot. Definitely like the fire going, particularly if it's cold outside.
The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!ReplyDelete
Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.
I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.
That sound so cute! Love the excerpt.ReplyDelete