Shannon here: Amy R. Anguish shares insight into her latest Contemporary Romance, Saving Grace. Comment or answer the question in any post dated Oct 13th – 16th to enter the drawing. Deadline: Oct 23rd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Amy:
Friends to Romance in Fiction
As I talked about Tuesday, stories about friends who fall in love are some of my favorites. Probably because that’s what I have in my own romance. But sometimes one friend starts falling in love before the other. Then what?
That’s where you come in on my new book Saving Grace. Greg figured out he really wanted more from the friendship with Michelle back in high school, but she was oblivious. After all, Greg had always been in her life. He was just Greg.
However, now she’s been away in Little Rock for two years. With a new position at the local paper in their hometown, she’s moving back to Cedar Springs, and Greg couldn’t be happier. Only one problem. She comes back with a baby in tow.
When he pictured her returning to town, he’d hoped he could find a way to convince her to give romance a chance. But he hadn’t counted on having an instant family in the bargain. And he’s not sure he can support her decision to adopt baby Grace.
What should he do? His heart is leading one way while his head pulls him another. And Michelle isn’t helping him think clearly.
Michelle, on the other hand, still doesn’t see Greg as more than the bestie he’s always been. In fact, when someone tries to tell her that she and Greg should be more, she scoffs and points out it would be like dating her brother.
Just like Mr. Knightley in Emma and Professor Baer in Little Woman, the man has realized his attraction before the woman. And he’s going to have to find a way to make her see, or have both of them unhappy for the rest of their lives.
Adding romance to friendship is a risk. But it’s usually one worth taking.
About Amy: Author of An Unexpected Legacy, Faith and Hope, and Saving Grace. Amy R Anguish grew up a preacher’s kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good. Learn more and connect:
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About the book – What if saving Grace doesn’t mean what she thinks it does?
Michelle Wilson’s one goal in life was to become a top journalist at the local paper back in her hometown of Cedar Springs, AR. But on the way to bringing that dream to reality, a life-changing wreck interrupts Michelle’s plans and adds an orphaned baby into the mix. Now, she has tough decisions ahead—did God put her in that accident to save baby Grace? And if so, why is it so hard to convince everyone else she should be the baby’s new mommy?
Greg Marshall has been Michelle’s best friend his whole life. He’s thrilled she’s moving back home, but not so sure about her sudden desire to be a single mom. His feelings for her have grown through the years, but she’s never seemed to notice. Can he help Michelle with the adoption and grow their relationship at the same time?
Watch: Saving Grace Book Trailer
Question for Readers: Do you have a favorite friends-to-romance book you’ve read?
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