Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today's feature is my friend and author, Diane Burton and her release, Romance Rekindled. Welcome back to my blog, Diane. What have you got to share with us?
A long time ago . . . in a galaxy far, far— (Oops, wrong beginning.) Several years ago (that’s better), my husband and I took a ride on the Algoma Central Railroad, a day trip to Canada’s beautiful Agawa Canyon in September. This was a round-trip color tour that started at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. At the time, we were living in the Detroit-area, so we’re talking a 350-mile drive plus 114-mile train ride to get to the canyon. I was seven-months pregnant with our first child and felt huge. As we were walking around the lovely park, I heard a woman shout out my husband’s name. What are the chances that we’d be over 460 miles from home and run into his old girlfriend?
In my latest release, Romance Rekindled, two women have a second chance at love. Abby, divorced for fifteen years, and her mother, Florence, widowed for six. Neither had a great first marriage. But fate had a hand in bringing two terrific men into their lives.
Oh, my. I bet that was...awkward! LOL! It looks like you had a wonderful trip otherwise. My husband and I have often talked about taking the train ride in Canada. From the look of the picture you shared, I bet it was breathtaking.
Tell us a little about your book, Romance Rekindled.
Abby Ten Eyck likes her life the way it is. She runs a successful business, has a well-adjusted teenage daughter, and has managed to keep men at bay since her divorce fifteen years ago. Just before Christmas, she’s hit with change. Her mother decides to sell the family home. Then she’s arrested, with an unknown man. Could this new man in her mother’s life create more upheaval? Or could his handsome son be just what Abby needs to revive her dormant feelings?
Sam Watson embraces transition from frenetic Wall Street to a small Michigan resort town. His health is worth moving close to his dad who seems over the moon in love. But it’s the daughter of his father’s girlfriend who fascinates him. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his driven self. He must help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.
Outside the courthouse, the bright sun made the snow-covered trees glisten like fairy-land. Mother hugged George again, then Sam and Bethany. She looked at Abby and sighed. “This was the most fun I’ve had in years. Don’t ruin it with a lecture.”
Abby thought of several things to say—none of them good. “It’s okay, Mother.” She gave her a quick hug. “Let’s go home.”
Mother said, “George, remember what I said when we were in the slammer. You and Sam come for Christmas dinner tomorrow. Abby’s cooking at my house. Two o’clock and don’t be late.”
George grinned. “You’ve told me so much about Abby’s prowess in the kitchen, I can’t wait.”
After Sam and George left, Abby turned on her mother. “Why did you invite them? Christmas is for family. Besides, we hardly know them.”
Mother tipped her head to the side. “When did you become so mean spirited? Christmas is a time of sharing, especially with those in need. And, believe me, those two men need a good home-cooked meal. You’re going to have to get used to George being around. Besides, I don’t want those two bachelors eating Christmas dinner at Denny’s or some such place.”
As they got in the van, Abby pondered what her mother said. Was she being mean spirited for wanting to spend Christmas with only her immediate family? While Thanksgiving had always been a day for the gathering of relatives, Father insisted Christmas was for the four of them. After Father died, Mother, Bethany, and she spent Christmas together.
Then the rest of what Mother said registered. “What do you mean we have to get used to George being around?”
“I love him.”
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Uh oh. What's Mother been up to? This sounds really intriguing and I already have it on my TBR list.
Tell us a little about you, Diane.
Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides the science fiction romance Switched and Outer Rim series, she is the author of One Red Shoe, a romantic suspense, and the Alex O’Hara PI mystery series. She is also a contributor to two anthologies: Portals, Volume 2 and How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and five grandchildren.
For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com
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I've had the pleasure of meeting Diane a few years ago when I lived in Michigan and joined the Mid Michigan RWA group. We've become instant friends and have enjoyed visiting and having each other on our blogs. I hope you enjoyed today's blog, and thank you, Diane, for stopping by.
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1/23/2018 04:48:03 pm
Thanks for having me here today, Connie. Miss seeing you at MMRWA meetings.
1/23/2018 05:39:41 pm
Ha! Love the "wrong beginning." Oh yes, awkward is right. Great excerpt. Best of luck with your new book!
1/24/2018 07:23:23 am
Thank, Marissa. I have a warped (pun intended) sense of humor.
1/23/2018 06:12:30 pm
Oh wow, so funny! What are the odds? OMG, I would LOVE taking that trip!! Gorgeous pic. Your book looks fantastic. I swear, I'm going to read it soon!
1/24/2018 07:24:49 am
Thanks, Alicia. I've taken that trip three times since. One time we took the "Snow Train" and it turned out to be the "Rain" Train.
1/24/2018 07:25:37 am
Thanks, Maureen. Love your take on the story. :)
1/23/2018 06:52:18 pm
Awkward! That's a great story, and that train trip sounds amazing. Honestly, Michigan looks like a pretty great place to live (well maybe except for the dead of winter). Great post!
1/24/2018 07:26:34 am
Thank, Alina. Michigan is great. Even in winter...if you don't have to drive anywhere. LOL
1/23/2018 09:15:16 pm
Oh wow...what a lovely trip. Hope to make it some day.
1/24/2018 07:27:30 am
Thanks, Pam. Fall is the best time to take the train. The colors are as spectacular as the photo (from their website).
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