Shannon here: Donna Schlachter shares insight into her latest Historical Romance, Recipe for Disaster. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an ebook copy. Deadline: March 11th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Donna:
Equal measures of love and mutual trust are always the best foundation on which to build a marriage. One without the other will dissolve even the most passionate of love or the deepest trust.
So what happens when a woman finds herself falling in love with a man who can’t even remember his own name? Or when a man has feelings for a woman he senses is lying to him?
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Hope, the heroine of the story, feels like she’s been set on a shelf and forgotten. When a man practically falls into her lap—okay, into her stream—she doesn’t even stop to think. He needs help. So she takes him in, tends his wounds…then learns he has amnesia. Worse yet, he thinks she is his wife Julia. And that the three orphans she’s caring for are his children. She doesn’t want to lie to him, and doesn’t want the children trying to keep up pretenses—but how can she not startle his memory, since the doctor says he should remember naturally. Besides, she doesn’t want to build any possible relationship on lies.
Walter remembers his first name, and his wife’s, and his children’s—but what are those pecan trees doing over there? Why doesn’t the house look familiar? And why won’t his wife let him even touch her? Having fought in the Civil War then wandering the country looking for his family, he isn’t certain what is true anymore. If this woman isn’t Julia, then who is she? And who is he? And if he has feelings for her, what does that say about him? About his marriage?
When Walter’s memory finally returns, and he learns Hope and the children aren’t who he thought they were, he is angry at their subterfuge. And when he realizes they never lied to him, he’s angry with himself. And God.
Hope helps as she can to reunite him with his family, but the news isn’t what either of them had hoped for. But to learn the rest, you’ll need to read the book.
Question for Readers: What is your favorite recipe?
About Donna: A hybrid author, Donna writes squeaky clean historical and contemporary suspense. She has been published more than 60 times in books; is a member of several writers groups; facilitates a critique group; teaches writing classes; ghostwrites; edits; and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, traveling extensively for both, and is an avid oil painter.
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About the book – Recipe for Disaster:
A spinster sister, left behind by her four younger sisters, feels unwanted and unneeded. But when three orphans and a wounded soldier turn up on her doorstep, her life takes on new meaning.
A man in search of his family—has he found them at last? But something isn’t quite right.
Can God weave these five lives into something beautiful for His glory, or will half-truths and missing memories create a recipe for disaster?
Recipe for Disaster, book 1 of The Recipe Box Series: 1784, releases March 7th. You can preorder the ebook now and have it delivered automatically into your Inbox on Release Day.
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