Hi and Happy Saturday. Don't we all just love the weekends? Time with the kids, time with the SO, time for ourselves, time to hit garage sales. Whatever your preference for Saturday, I hope it's a great one.
I'm happy to blog today about the second book in my series, The Cahills of North Carolina, set in the High Country of the Blue Ridge Mountains in one of the most beautiful states in the US of A. For those of you who read the first book in the series, High Country Cop, I hope you liked it. And I hope you like this second book, about Carter's younger brother, Jace, Dad in Training.
Jace Cahill never planned on being a dad. He was a laid-back North Carolina guy who loved his life in his cabin with his dog and his guitar. Imagine his surprise when he learns he has a ten-yr-old son from an old indiscretion with a college girlfriend. Well, now he has thirteen days for his son's competent and pretty guardian to decide if Jace has what it takes to be a dad.
Why did I set this trilogy in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Because I live here four to five months a year when I'm escaping the South Florida heat. I'm here now. The weather is beautiful, and I'm enjoying every moment in my "destination camper," 38 feet of enough luxury for me.
Jace Cahill is one of my most favorite heroes, though, like most writers, I secretly love them all! Jace is a bit like my little brother, who loves country music and Bob Dylan, and started playing guitar when he was just a tyke. I dedicated this book to my brother.
Anyone who has ever been a parent, or even thought about it, will enjoy reading about Jace's struggle to accept this new responsibility thrust upon him. Some scenes are humorous and some are downright heartwarming. And the whole time Jace must face his growing attraction to his son's guardian, a Washington DC political advocate who decides she can't part with her best friend's son.
The Cahill family becomes involved. And in the end....well, that's up to you to find out. Watch for the third and last book in the series, about Carter and Jace's sister, Ava.
This month's Heartwarming books are true winners. I hope you'll read all of them and put a little love in your summer.