Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Autumn beauty, and new beginnings

We had a long, hot summer here in the Midwest, so the arrival of fall is a blessed relief.  With temperatures now down to the mid-seventies and the promise of fall colors, I am rejoicing!

But though those colors have yet to appear here, each October a friend and I travel to the far north to visit a dear, mutual friend, Lyn Cote, and her family.  I'll post some autumn photos from up North at the bottom of this post.

Whether our weekend is cold, drizzly or sunny, it's the chance to be together that means everything. I look forward to seeing them all summer.  We talk a lot about writing and publishing, and I always leave feeling spiritually renewed because she and her husband are people of such deep faith. I am also motivated to increase my dedication for writing more books!

Do you have friends with whom distance and infrequency don't change anything in your friendship?  What a blessing it is! Lyn and I have been friends since 1992, when we were unpublished and praying for the day when we could see our books on bookstore shelves. What a journey that was for both of us. It's been wonderful to see her determination, focus, work ethic, and the trajectory of her career. I'm now at forty books, but she has far more!

Speaking of books, my September sweet romance,  ONE MORE KISS, is still free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers (or just $3.99 for those who are not.)  Romance with a touch of humor, suspense, and a troublesome menagerie, this was truly a book of my heart.

And releasing October 28th will be FINAL REFUGE, the first book in my new Montana Secrets romantic suspense series. A while back I posted questions on cover art options for this book on the Sweetromance Reads Facebook Cafe, and the majority of you chose this one (see cover at the top of this post.) Thank you! What do you think?

Leave a comment, and I will give a Kindle e-copy of ONE MORE WISH to the winner of my drawing.

Don't forget to scroll down for some autumn photos!  :)

Blessing to you all.


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  1. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.

  2. I wish there was room to share dozens!

  3. Roxanne, Love the new cover and thanks for sharing the photos. It was a lovely weekend!