5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, March 24, 2017!
What we do for family… and love.
Third-generation firefighter Captain Ben Libby is sworn to keep Harmony Valley safe. But a recent series of fires points to arson. Not that Ben really suspects Mandy Zapien, who’s back in town to reopen the defunct post office—a potential fire hazard.
Turns out Ben and Mandy—she of the incredible smile—have a lot in common. They’re both trying to rebuild their lives. Mandy’s raising her teenage sister, just as Ben’s devoted to his godchild. Though lately, he’s started to suspect she’s his biological daughter. Amid secrets and family dramas, do Ben and Mandy have what it takes to go the distance together?
Exclusive interview with the author:
1) Your characters seem so alive and real… what’s your secret?
I love to delve into the psychology of characters – What shaped them when they were younger? How do they cope emotionally because of it? I’m one course shy of a psychology minor and in fact, just wrote a craft book which makes character psychology easy.
2) Let’s talk about your main character, Mandy Zapien. How did you think him/her up and is there any of you in him/her?
Part of Mandy’s dilemma is she cared for her grandfather, and is left dealing with his last wishes (which don’t exactly benefit her). My father and mother-in-law died while I was writing this book and some of their last wishes were…not exactly what I agreed with. But you have to honor it. So some of that emotion probably came from me.
3) Who’s your favorite character in the book and why? Who was the most fun to write?
I love the hero – Ben. He gives up a lot to help his father – putting his career on hold – and then taking care of his best friend’s daughter. He’s a young fireman and should be enjoying the bachelor life. I love an honorable man.
4) If you could have one super power what would it be?
I would want the time-turner that Hermione had in Harry Potter. There are never enough hours in a day!
5) Do you have a favorite writing beverage/snack?
Coffee with flavored creamer. It’s probably healthier to drink it black, but that’s not my thing.
About the author:
Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon bestselling author. She writes independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Fool for Love: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.” Melinda also writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”. Visit Melinda online at www.melindacurtis.net.
5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, March 24, 2017.
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