I really, really liked the movie Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. It's a lovely romcom, in the vein of Notting Hill (the superstar and the average guy) but kind of better, since the Jennifer Lopez character is much nicer than the Julia Roberts character, and the Owen Wilson character isn't as much of a drip as the Hugh Grant character. I love Notting Hill , absolutely but I do believe this was better. I guess I'll just have to watch it a few more times to make a decision on that!
Heaven Next Door, a sweet, heartwarming story, is free for the next five days, exclusive to Amazon. Here's the blurb. . When Dr Adam Grainger takes a new job in Clearlake County’s hospital, he opts to live in the countryside and commute. The small, rural town of Blue Creek is the perfect place to bring up his daughter, Charlotte. But weeks into this new, ‘easy’ lifestyle, he’s beginning to wonder if he’s just made a big mistake because the commuting takes longer and he’s seeing less of Charlotte. Has he made a mistake, dragging Charlotte away from the life she knew? His new neighbor, Leah, is at her own cross roads. Her teenage sons have left home, and she’s a textbook case of Empty Nest Syndrome. Her job writing text books on marketing less than exciting and her casual boyfriend of two years has asked her to marry him. But her new neighbors are about to set Leah on a path she never anticipated taking. And in doing so, will stretch her emotions to the core.
I thought I'd do some posts on books to do with writing. Books t hat I've found useful over the years. Some I've purchased are in e-Book form, but to be honest, I think print is still the best, so that you can make notes and underline and so on. I know you can make notes on a Kindle but I'm at the stage where I've spent so much of my adult life looking at a screen, it does my eyes in. I think print is great, when you can. The Artists Way books by Julia Cameron are books I highly recommend. Not a craft book or a How to, its more a book on being a writer, or an artist, or any kind of creative person, whether you are writing a lot or thinking about writing, or painting or sculpting or any kind of creativity. Its about finding out what is holding you back, if that is the problem. Its about being more creative. I first read this book twenty plus years ago and it changed my thinking on writing as being a hobby of not much importance, to the possibility of it being a leg
If you're a Kindle reader and fancy a sweet romance with a bit of a mystery element, then try Blue Creek Bachelor - it's free until Friday May 20th. Here's what it's about: Jilly O’Connor is one determined woman. Determined to keep her only child Joel safe from the man she knows killed her husband, the man who is after her son - the only witness. Jilly has found a new life in the small rural town of Blue Creek, Oregon, and when she begins a job on Clay Matheson’s ranch, it finally begins to feel as if things are coming together. She just hadn’t counted on finding the family-she-never-had at the ranch, and neither did she count on her growing attraction to Blue Creek’s most eligible bachelor. Clay Matheson - rancher, vet, and confirmed bachelor - loathes secrets and his new assistant is loaded with them. He's prepared to overlook that fact as she sets about fitting into ranch life and his staff begin to take her and her young son into their hearts. But when he starts
I have a few books for free this week including... A PEFECT FOREVER If you like, sweet contemporary romance, then try this. It's part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. Farrell Bridgewater has thrown everything into her financial career to get her where where she is today, and the last thing she needs are distractions - especially distractions like lawyer Nick Blake. So when she and Nick are charged with managing her late father's estate, Farrell has good reason to stay clear of Nick. Especially since they once shared a night that changed her life, a night she's tried to forget - and a night he clearly can't remember. The late Professor Dean Bridgewater was like a father to Nick: an irony since the professor had nothing to do with his only child, Farrell. Being named co-heir to the estate is a shock to Nick, but even more are the feelings that blindside him when he meets Farrell. He's determined to find out what makes her tick - and even more, why she
I'm chugging along with the current work in progress, Stealing Stacey's Heart . Can I admit I have no idea how it ends? Obviously Stacey and Jon get together, but how they get there, and what happens in the last quarter of the book, I have no idea, just a vague inkling. I have a few semi-written books that I aim, this year, to finish. There is a third book in the Frazier Bay series, and there is also a Christmas book in the Clearlake County series. Hopefully, with no dramas of diversions or distractions, these will all be finished in 2022. Onward and upward, and fuelled by heaps of coffee (instant, not a fluffy cappo with marshmallows, sadly, although the scales are grateful!) :