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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Wishes at Willow Lake by Mary Manners

Good Morning Friends and a beautiful day it is!

As usual, it is my pleasure to bring you great books by prolific authors and, with more than 25 titles out, Mary Manners is no slouch in the writing department!

Today we're spotlighting her book, Wishes at Willow Lake

Can a bookworm and a builder find love among the romance shelves?

Mason Donovan has a secret he’s spent years overcoming: dyslexia. Through school, he was viewed as the proverbial kid with all brawn and no brain. He wanted nothing more than to be included with the other guys in his high school classes and to have a date with Josie Parker. His longing leads to a reckless escapade at Willow Lake and the death of an innocent child.

Josie Parker loves reading so much that she decides to open a bookstore/cafĂ©. Among the pages, she finds relief from a childhood marred by the remorse that she never quite measured up to her mother's expectations. Business is booming, so when she needs an expansion to the facilities she calls the best builder in the South: Mason Donovan. She doesn’t expect him to return to Willow Lake so quickly, or to look so good.

Is it possible for a bookworm and a builder to find love and healing among the romance shelves?

Excerpt:

Josie glanced in the direction Ali pointed and gasped as her gaze captured the glossy image on the magazine’s cover. Her breath whooshed out as her belly fluttered. “Oh, my.”

“Oh my, is right.” Ali chuckled, nestling Rory to her side as she navigated a path through the littered floor. “Mason Donovan has made his mark in the world.”

“Mason Donovan…” Josie bent to retrieve a copy of the magazine. Her pulse raced as she drank in the image of him clad in faded Levi’s and a flannel shirt, sleeves rolled to expose sinuous muscles along his forearms. A hardhat and scuffed work boots only served to improve his rugged good looks, and the tool belt slung low along his hips kicked her pulse into next week.

"Is that really him?"

Get your copy of Wishes at Willow Lake directly from Pelican Book Group!



Mary Manners is an award-winning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and the cherished cats they've rescued from local animal shelters...Lucky and Gus.

Mary’s debut novel, Mended Heart, was nominated Best Inspirational Romance 2010, and was 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 Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Buried Treasures, her third novel, was named Book of the Year by The Wordsmith Journal. Light the Fire, her fourth novel, took top honors for the 2012 Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Mary was named Author of the Year by Book and Trailer Showcase. She writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels—something for everyone.

Learn more about Mary Manners at her website:www.MaryMannersRomance.com and at her author pages athttp://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/ and www.Amazon.com


Well friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight. Stay tuned for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlight!

PamT

1 comment:

Delia Latham said...

Mary couldn't write a "bad" book if she were ordered to do so! lol Looking forward to starting the Willow Lake Series. Yes, I'm behind. And yes, it will still be wonderful when I find a minute to dive in! :)