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Author Spotlight: C’est Moi!

We have winners! Congratulations to Cathy Shouse, Meg Napier, and Debra Pruss–you all get a a free e-book ARC of Make It Real. You’ll be hearing from my publisher! Thanks to all three of you and everyone who stopped by to chat! I love talking to my readers! 

Every so often, I hop into the Author Spotlight to let you know about stuff happening with my own books. Today, we’re all about Make It Real--book 2 in The Walkers of River’s Edge series. Gotta tell you, I love. love Lee Hyat’s cover on this one! She’s captured Joe and Kara and the whole feel-good vibe of Make It Real.

Joe and Kara’s book releases on August 6, but it is up for pre-order now from all your favorite book retailers. I’ll be doing some fun promoting this one, and ARCs will be up on BookSprout soon. If you’re one of my reader/reviewers there, stay tuned. I’ve also got a couple of other new and different promotions planned, so keep an eye out here and on social for fun and surprises.

Today though, I’m going to offer three commenters a free e-book ARC of Make It Real. Just tell me if you are  a gardener and if so, are a flower gardener or a veggie gardener or both? Let me know in the comments and I’ll draw three winners on Saturday morning and those three will be the first to read Joe Walker and Kara Sudbury’s fun and touching story. Annnnd….go!

Make It Real

They were only faking it.

A landscape designer for his family’s construction firm, Joe Walker, is nearing completion on one of the most important projects of his career—gardens for spec homes that if they wow, Walker Construction will survive. When a freak accident sidelines him with a broken leg, the firm hires a competitor. Her ideas are radically different, but his stalker ex arrives to play nurse, and Joe needs more than gardening help.

After six-years working in English manor gardens, horticulturist Kara Sudbury returns to River’s Edge to help in her grandparents’ struggling garden center. She’s thrilled when Jackson Walker hires her to execute his injured cousin’s designs. Ignoring Joe is difficult because he’s as sexy now as he was in high school and even more stubborn. But when Joe asks Kara to play the role of girlfriend, they strike a deal that will help Joe handle his tenacious ex and put Sudbury’s Nursery back in the black. Kara’s up for the subterfuge…for a price, but then the pretense feels real, and Kara is reminded that every rose has its thorns.

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Oh, and a quick reminder that all e-book titles are still 50% off at the Tule Bookshop! This includes all my currently available River’s Edge titles, so it’s a great chance to get started on those books or to catch up on ones you’ve missed, but have been wanting to read. This sale is only on through May 20, so zip on over and grab this great deal before it disappears. Click the link above or click on the graphic here and be sure to use the codeword MOMLOVE at checkout to get your 50% discount!

Until Sunday and the Snippet, mes amis…stay well, be kind to someone today–you don’t know what kind of chaos they might going through, and your smile could get them through a tough day. But most of all, stay grateful!



  • Roseann McGrath Brooks

    Can’t wait to read this next Walker story. I am not a gardener in any way, shape, or form. I appreciate it but don’t do it. I think it’s because I have too much else on my plate and figure I’ll leave gardening to the people who already know what they are doing.

  • Debra Pruss

    We used to have flower and vegetable gardens. Now that we are disabled, it is too hard for us to plant either. I love fresh produce out of our own garden though. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

    • flchen1

      While I love seeing and reading about gardens, I’m not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, LOL! I joke that I have the black thumb of death, alas!

  • Kimberly Field

    I am so not a Gardner. But I do love seeing and enjoying what others do. One of my best friends has so many beautiful flowers and she plants a small veggie garden every year. My aunt in Indy plants a huge garden every year and makes yummy salsa and pickles from it to sell. One of my other aunts used to own floral greenhouses.

    I am sure the book will be awesome!

  • Cathy Shouse

    I’m a “gardener” of a handful of tomato plants in huge pots. I also plant zinnias. Nothing else I’ve tried has grown that well so I find these satisfying. I need guaranteed success, having the furthest thing from a green thumb. Ha. Best of luck with your book series, Nan!

  • MinnieBoo

    I love having flowers around the yard! Full disclosure though, I’m not a good caretaker of said flowers. ‍♀️ They look great for the first month or so after I bring them home. After that, all bets are off!

    • Cynthia McCarter

      I am not a great gardener, but I do have a garden. I have cherry tomatoes and herbs that I use for cooking. it’s so fun to walk outside and get some fresh mint for my iced tea, too.

  • Janine

    I love the cover of this new book. I love the models too. They are always attractive, but this guy really caught my attention. I love the longish hair and a bit of scruff on his face. I am not a gardener. I envy those who can grow stuff. I have always been a plant killer, so I don’t waste time on a garden. I’m surprised my rose bushes came back to life this year.

  • Meg

    I grow both, but I put my real efforts into vegetables – especially lettuce and arugula, since we eat salads almost every night. I try tomatoes almost every year, and almost every year I fail!!

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