Excited to be a Heartwarming Author!

Hello! My name is Tara Randel and I’m excited about my first release with Harlequin Heartwarming. I’m thrilled to work with Harlequin. What reader hasn’t, at least once in her life, picked up a book from any Harlequin line and not spent a few hours immersed in romance? I know I have. So to become a Heartwarming author is such a joy.

When I found out Harlequin was starting this new line, I checked into it and knew this was a place for me. The books I have previously published are similar to the Heartwarming line. Love. Family. Small town values. Books your daughters and granddaughters can share. I love the values the line represents. Before I could call my agent, she had me on the phone, convinced this was a perfect opportunity. After submitting the proposal, we heard back that yes, Harlequin wanted the book. 

My book is set in a small town, allowing me to create just the type of world I’d like to live in. Telling Lilli and Max’s story was a labor of love and I‘m overjoyed that others will share their journey with me. I hope that when you pick up my Heartwarming book, you will fall in love with the characters I have lived with for many months as I wrote the book. I have many more stories to tell and the Heartwarming line is the perfect place to tell them. I hope you agree!


  1. Lilli and Max sound wonderful. Tara, we're so gald you're here. Have a blessed day.

  2. Congrats, Tara. I'll look forward to reading you novel.

  3. Tara, As someone who has been more than happy working with the Harlequin family for a lot of years, welcome and you sound like its the perfect fit for you. My reading calendar is filling up with all of the great-sounding new books coming out in the Heartwarming line.

  4. Hi, Tara! You sound as excited as the rest of us to be part of the Heartwarming team. As a refugee from L.A. (it does have some wonderful elements) to small-town Oregon, I can relate to your book wihout even knowing anymore about it. When is it published? Do you have a title?


  5. Tara, welcome! I look forward to getting to know you. And to hear more about your new book.

    I do love small towns, though I tend to romanticize them since I live in a suburb just outside of Detroit. There's something comforting about living in a place where everyone knows you. There seems to be an importance of looking out for each other (though this tends to segue into being nosy LOL).

    And I agree with Roz. The list of books I need to watch out for is grooooooooooowing!

  6. Thanks for the posts! As I said, I'm excited to be here!

    So far I don't have a title and I was told an August release. Can't wait to see what they come up with for the book cover.

    And like everyone else, my to-read list is growing. So many books, so little time. LOL


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