Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Sometimes You Can Go Home ~Jean C. Gordon


I disagree with Thomas Wolfe. I think you can go home. Granted, if you take his quote as you can't return to a place at another time and find everything the same, I accept that he's right. I disagree from a more optimistic view that understands that while some things may change, some others remain the same, and yet other things might be better. 

In my writing, I've made a return home this year. I've picked up a freelance gig with a financial newsletter publisher. And I have my first Christian--rather than sweet-- romance release in six or seven years. I'll have another Christian romance for you in 2023, too. I feel very comfortable in both positions. But that doesn't mean I won't release more sweet romances. In fact, I'm currently working on another Hopeless Romantics of Willow Ridge story. Nor that I would want to go back to writing financial articles full-time. I'm simply finding joy in what was my past writing genres and my recent one.

How about you. Have you "gone home" successfully in any way in your life?


HIS CHRISTMAS STAR, Paradox Lake Romance, Book 7

Connor Donnelly is done with romance.

Five years ago, Natalie Delacroix, the woman he thought he'd spend forever with, turned down his proposal and left their small community of Paradox Lake to pursue her dreams. Dreams that didn't include Connor Donnelly. Since then, Connor has devoted himself to the community. Now pastor of the local Community Church, he's determined to make the first Christmas pageant he’s directed a success. If only he can avoid the matchmaking of his family and friends who don't want the handsome bachelor to spend the holidays alone.

Natalie Delacroix is back in Paradox Lake.

The successful broadcasting career she left the mountain town and Connor for hasn’t turned out quite the way she’d expected. This well-needed break that she’d intended to use to rechart her future is disturbed by family and friends pushing her to help the church—and Connor—with the holiday pageant.

With Natalie’s musical talents, long admired by Connor, the couple might just succeed in making it the success he wants. And because working so closely with Natalie stirs up old feelings, Connor starts to hope for a second chance with the one who got away.

As much joy as they've found working on the pageant together, Connor worries that Natalie will never be content with small-town life. Natalie knows she'll have to earn his trust.

Will the best intentions of family and friends backfire, or will Natalie and Connor find their love again under the Christmas Star? Find out in this heartwarming holiday reunion romance.

Welcome to Paradox Lake

Any fan of sweet romance will love 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 Gordon, who’s penned stories for the Hopeless Romantics of Willow Ridge, No Brides Clubs, and Indigo Bay multi-author sweet romance series—as well as her own series and Harlequin Love Inspired.


(His Christmas Star is an updated release of one of my Love Inspired books)

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