August 2021

Hello Reader!

Imagine falling in love with the boy next door—your best friend—but he doesn't love you back, at least not like that. Years later, fate (well, your children—don't ask) brings you back into each other's lives. Now you wonder: How long does it take to fall out of love? This is Annie's dilemma. Here's a sneak peek below.

Be sure to grab a copy of Snowstorm at Cedar Creek at the pre-order price. After September 2nd, it goes up to its regular price. Think of it as a little Christmas gift to yourself.

Have a wonderful August!

Warmest regards,

Jody

SNEAK PREVIEW: SNOWSTORM AT CEDAR CREEK

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CHILDHOOD FRIENDS

Annie Pope loves Finn Barton, and he loves her too—as a friend. Even after they both begin college, they return every year to their families’ neighboring summer cottages, work summers at the local food market, and spend all their spare time together.

MAKE CHOICES

But when Finn graduates and takes off backpacking through Europe with his college girlfriend—a girlfriend he’s never mentioned to Annie—she’s forced to face facts. She is merely the sister he never had, and he’s the boyfriend she’ll never have. 

THAT TIME CAN’T ERASE

Two decades later, life hasn’t turned out as Annie had hoped, but she’s come to terms with it. In fact, she’s content with her life—that is, until her daughter and Finn’s son show up and announce they’re getting married, bringing Finn Burton back into her life.

BUT CAN LOVE?

Now they’re both trying to be the best friends they once were. But do friends feel like this?

A sweet, small-town romance about the power of friendship and the serendipitous nature of love.

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ROMANCE IN THE NEWS

Peacock Announces Bridgerton-Style Dating Show Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance
The upcoming Regency-era series is currently casting

By Dory Jackson

They're casting now, so start practicing your Regency bobblehead greeting. Looks like somebody at NBC watched Austenland during lockdown. Read more.

 

A Brief History of Summer Reading

By Justin Gilliland

This is a readable overview (if you can get past The NY Times paywall). Read more.

 

How I Saved My Grandma From a Serial Romance Scammer. Serbian politicians were involved.

by Nikki Vargas

I came across a number of articles this month about dating scams. I think a good rule of thumb is: If they've got a sob story that involves sending them money—I don't care if they need it so their departed hairless feline can get that authentic Viking funeral he's always dreamed of—don't send money. Just don't. Read more.

 

If You're an Avid Reader of Fiction, Science Suggests You May Have an Elevated Sense of Empathy

By Melissa Locker June 23, 2021

Did we really need a study to determine this? I mean, it's good news for readers, but I can't help but wonder who's funding this sort of research and what their email address is so my departed hairless feline can get that authentic Viking funeral he's always dreamed of. Read more.

CHECK OUT THE NEW LOOK

The Pine Harbor books have a new look! Read more about them here.

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