Sunday, June 6, 2021

What's a Home Without a Cat? ~ Jean C. Gordon

A couple of days ago, Roxanne Rustand introduced her new puppy to us, so I thought I'd introduce the latest addition to our household--Louie.

Some background. I've always been a dog person. Cats are okay and a rodent-deterrent necessity for old farmhouses like ours. For a long-time, we depended on our daughter's family's cats. (Her family lives on the other side of our house.) But about a year and a half ago, our dog Xena died, and shortly after our son needed a temporary home for his cat Jester. We got used to being cat owners and missed it when our son was able to take Jester back. Then a sad event (my brother's death) brought a little sunshine into our lives in the form of five-year-old Louie.

Louie and all his stuff made the 300-mile drive here from Buffalo with no problems. Then when we let him out of his carrier in our living room, he ran and hid behind the couch. When we got up the next morning, we couldn't find him anywhere, but knew he couldn't have gotten out. The next morning, he was waiting by his food dish when I got up but disappeared again. We finally figured out he was hiding out in our walk-in front closet we use for a storage space. The doorknob latch doesn't hold the door shut tightly. Next time he was out and about, we put a hook and eye latch on the door.

Louie moved on and cleared off a spot in one of the cupboard for his hidey hole. For exactly a week, we saw very little of him. Then, all of a sudden he was out and about, friendly as can be, although the cupboard is still his favorite sleeping place. My husband is a little disappointed Louie isn't a lap cat like Jester. But doesn't hesitate to rub against our legs when he needs a petting or flop down on his back to demand a tummy rub.

So is anyone else a converted cat lover?

Something To Watch For

Trusting His Heart, my May release in the Paradox Lake Sweet Romance series will soon be available in print from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

After being widowed and subsequently discovering her husband’s infidelities and shaky business practices, Dr. Anne O’Conner Howard is restarting her life by teaching an environmental program at North County Community College and maintaining her company Green Spaces Environmental Engineering, LLC. The last thing Anne expects is for the boy who took her to Junior Prom to walk into her office as a prospective student.

Neal Hazard had planned to go to college to become an environmental engineer, but instead he became a single dad at 17 and raised a terrific daughter named Autumn. With Autumn in a nursing program and doing well, electrician Neal has left the National Guard and is going back to school to finish his dream. Discovering that Anne is his student advisor is a shock and takes a little getting used to. 

Neither Neal nor Anne’s lives turned out as planned, but both are charting new directions. Then an unexpected tragedy throws Anne’s world into chaos. Neal is a strong shoulder to lean on as Anne once again reevaluates her future. Will these unexpected life changes allow them to discover what their hearts truly want?

Welcome to Paradox Lake

Any fan of sweet romance will love settling into the stories of small-town love in the Paradox Lake Sweet Romance series. Grab your tea or coffee, settle into your favorite chair, and be swept away into the cozy Adirondack town where complex characters navigate challenging situations as they find their way to love. Whether it’s love at first blush, old flames reuniting, or second chance romance, you’ll find pure reading enjoyment and satisfy your craving for sweet, wholesome romance. 
Part of an ongoing series full of familiar faces, each story will stand on its own. With novel and novella lengths available, there’s something for everyone. Paradox Lake is written by USA Today Bestselling sweet romance author, Jean C. Gordon, who’s penned stories for the No Brides Clubs Series, Indigo Bay Series, and Harlequin Love Inspired, as well as for multiple sweet romance collections.

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                        1. Jean, through the years I have had both dogs and cats. My current "roomie" is a sweet, cuddly cat named Selina.

                        2. Wonderful post! And your book sounds amazing. It is on my TBR list!