Monday, February 29, 2016

My favorite couple is…!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love all of the couples I write about. Not unlike my children and grandchildren, for various reasons they are all my favorites. But I know our blog theme for this month was to pick our favorite couple…so drum roll please! The couple I had the most fun writing about, and watching fall in love is Abigail Monroe and Cole Stanton. They made their first appearance in A Surprise for Abigail, book one in the bestselling Women of Surprise series.  This was the first book of mine to hit a best seller list. I think of this as the little book that could and maybe that's really why it's my favorite.

Cole Stanton was a man on the move. On his own since the death of his family, he drifted from place to place, guarding his heart from attachment to anything or anyone. Meanwhile, Abigail Monroe was busy planning her wedding until she was jilted by her intended, Edward Quinn. Her heart broken and her hopes dashed, Abigail vowed to never fall in love again, fleeing to the town of Surprise to visit her sick Aunt Margaret.

However, when Abigail arrived, she found that her Aunt Margaret had an unorthodox request of her: become the town's first woman sheriff!  When Abigail agrees, her life quickly turns upside down. Her first arrest is none other than Cole Stanton, for drunken and disorderly conduct. After his arrest, it becomes clear to Abigail that Mr. Stanton could be much more than he seems. He may very well be a wanted man: wanted both by the law and by Abigail.

I still love Abigail and Cole’s story! But right now I’m working on another one of my favorite couples soon to be available for your reading enjoyment, the couple from my upcoming, Waterfall Press release, A Changed Agent. When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn’t the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner’s niece and nephew, who’ve been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.

Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He’s never wanted family—his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life—and to Elsie. As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William’s secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.

Be they fictional or from real life I know everyone has an all-time favorite couple. Leave me a comment to tell me who yours is! 

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