Sunday, December 31, 2023


I know many of you are very tired after staying up late OR not. I find that the new year comes whether I'm awake or not! This year will be a special anniversary for my husband me. And the heroine in my book Hannah's Hometown Hero, meets the hero in a very unusual way. (Closer to my Oct anniversary, I'll relate how my husband and I met.)

Here's THE MEET:

“Looking skyward, she noted the church’s roof had been stripped of shingles. One patch of new plywood looked out of place above the period building, but the majority of the roof looked old and discolored with water damage. What was going on?

She halted, stunned by the man she saw straddling the peak of the roof facing the steeple.

Definitely the most perfect male she’d ever seen in real life. He wore no shirt. Tanned brown, his chest, shoulders and arms bulged with muscles. Real muscles, not the kind a man got from working out at a gym. His firm legs stretched against the tight blue denim covering them. She felt her mouth open. Heaven in blue jeans.

She watched him lift the billed cap off his head and swipe his forehead with his arm, obviously brushing away the sweat on his brow. Sunlight glinted on golden waves.

Hannah swallowed with difficulty.

The man settled the hat on his head and eased up. Cautiously he balanced himself until he squatted, perfectly poised near an open window in the steeple. Was he going into the steeple?

Feeling her pulse racing, Hannah wished he’d get down from the roof. He was making her nervous. Shouldn’t he be wearing a safety harness or something?

A flicker of movement caught her eye. She followed the man’s gaze and saw, in the opening at the bottom of the steeple, her father stretching out as if he were going to join the man—

“No. Daddy, don’t!” Her shout echoed in the stillness.

The man on the peak lost his balance. He tried to catch himself on a roofing rack. 

He couldn’t.

Hannah shrieked."

Fortunately, there's a huge pile of grass clippings at just the right place and the hero Guthrie is merely shocked and a bit bruised. I think this is a very unique first meet, don't you? :-)

  If you’d like to read more, MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Hannah’s Hometown Hero ebook will be FREE Sunday January 14 through Thursday the 18th! Click this link for more info. 

Hope you'll take a look at it. It was fun to write. Here's more about book 1 of my "The Preacher's Daughters" series:

Can a shy girl find her moxie and her hometown hero?  Or “let” him win her?

Food blogger and columnist Hannah, recently “unengaged,” strikes out to help her parents get settled in their new house and show them the new forceful Hannah.  When she arrives, what meets her eye— just a foundation! What’s wrong with the builder—Guthrie?

How can Hannah achieve her hopes of helping her parents get settled well before snow flies. As she pursues her goal which involves the hardworking good-guy Guthrie, she and Guthrie both battle any temptation to love again. What will it take to bring these two stubborn hearts to a second chance at love?

BTW, you don’t want to miss Guthrie’s eccentric great aunts—Patsy and Penny—a hoot and a half!--Lyn

1 comment:

  1. I just found the firstborn books in their original form at a church sale now I see this. Aside from many names changing has anything else in Hannah and Springs stories changed? And Doreen is someone else now as well?