Monday, July 24, 2017

Merrillee Whren ~ July Book Blast #24

The first three books of my Front Porch Promises series are set in small towns near Boston, Massachusetts. I love to use small-town settings near a large city. That way the characters live in a close knit community but can visit the city to attend fun events. Book #4 in the series is my work in progress and will be available later this year. This book takes the series from Massachusetts to Tennessee, where the heroine Amanda Reynolds hopes to find fame and fortune in Nashville. You can catch a glimpse of Amanda in books two and three. Book three, A FAMILY TO CALL OURS, is on sale for 99 cents until July 31, 2017. Click on the title to find buy links to all vendors.

Learning to Trust
Young widow Tara Madsen has spent the last two years dealing with her eight-year-old daughter’s battle with cancer. Now a new job means the opportunity to give Hailey the best Christmas ever, but the arrival of Caleb Fitzpatrick, her employers’ son, and overreaching authorities put that goal in jeopardy.
Caleb returns to his small Massachusetts hometown with one mission—to make sure another charlatan doesn’t take advantage of his parents and their generosity. When he meets Tara, the new receptionist at the family business, he is immediately on guard. A pretty blonde fooled him once before, and he will make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Will Tara’s sincere and giving nature soften Caleb’s heart and help him learn to trust and love again?

What's your favorite thing about summer?

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

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  1. Hi Merrillee,
    My favorite thing about summer is warm, lazy days and time for lots of reading. Best wishes on your latest work in progress.

    1. Funny thing. My summers lately have not been lazy days. Seems I'm always on the go.

  2. I remember when front porches were a place to gather and socialize.

    1. I've always loved front porches, and about a third of our houses had those nice big ones

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