Mary Manners is an award-winning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband, Tim, their daughter, Danni, and the cherished cats they've rescued from local animal shelters...Lucky and Gus. Both of Mary’s sons, Tyler and Brad, serve our country in the United States Air Force.
Mary’s debut novel, Mended Heart, was nominated ‘Best Inspirational Romance 2010’, and a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award and her follow-up, Tender Mercies, was awarded an outstanding 4 ½ star rating from The Romantic Times Book Reviews and was also a finalist for the Readers Choice Award. Mary writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels—something for everyone. To date, Mary has eleven books in print, with a half-dozen more under contract with White Rose Publishing.
You can meet up with Mary at the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention April 11-15 in Chicago, where she will be presenting the workshop, Beyond the Bodice…Lacing Together Faith and Romance. Learn more about Mary Manners at her website: www.MaryMannersRomance.com and at her author pages at www.WhiteRosePublishing.com and www.Amazon.com
Tessa, the youngest Spencer sister--and the most impulsive--rushes into the Mount Ridge crisis center bent on saving her brother-in-law. She's ready to handle Brent's abductor, with or without help. What she's not ready to handle is the effect policeman, Colin Phillips, has on her. Romance is the last thing on Tessa's mind. She longs for the adventure and fast-pace of New York City, not being tied to Mount Ridge and a man who insists she shouldn't be so impetuous. After all "independent spirit" is what Tessa does best! Colin transferred from the police force in Atlanta in order to find closure after the brutal murder of his younger sister. He wants a nice, safe future, not one filled with caring and worrying about another impulsive woman. His sister was naïve and unpredictable, and while Colin is drawn to Tessa's spunk and vitality, her willingness to rush into danger scares him. No way could he cope with another devastating loss. His heart must remain closed where Tessa is concerned. But God has His own plans...and His own way of changing hearts and cultivating love.
And don't forget book 1 & 2; Kate's Kisses & Grace's Gold!
And Look for book 4 ~ Mattie's Meltaways coming Jan 27th 2012!
Hope you've enjoyed this special spotlight.
Until next time....take care & God bless.