Starting the Countdown

Only ELEVEN more days until the release of my second novel, A Little Bit if Déjà Vu! 

For those of you who’ve read The Memory of You, you can expect a slightly different reading experience. Less tears, more laughter. Even though ALBDV isn’t quite as emotionally wrenching, I believe this story—about one of a parent’s worst nightmares—still pulls at the heartstrings. And, yes, this story is also set in Redemption, PA, nearly forty years after The Memory of You, so you’ll get the chance to catch up with some of the characters from my first book. Just for fun, see how many of them you can find mentioned in A Little Bit of Déjà Vu .

ALBDV is a combination of women’s fiction, romance, and YA. So I think the difficulty in pigeonholing this sexy, funny, and heartwarming book may be why New York editors were reluctant to take a chance on it, despite awarding it the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® award and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association® Zola award.

Sometimes destiny has the last word . . .and laugh

Fate thrust them together

Blackmail and deception tore them apart

Nineteen years later, their children’s love reunites them

Now, only truth and forgiveness can make them a family

  Margie Bradford is picking up the pieces of her shattered life following her husband’s death. When her cousin encourages her to make a fresh start with her teenage daughter, unsuspecting Margie takes a reading specialist job in the small town of Redemption, PA. The last person she expects to encounter is Rocket Manion, the ex-NFL quarterback and Dr. Phil wannabe who broke her heart nineteen years ago. Strangling her meddling cousin is now at the top of Margie’s to-do list.

Divorced teacher and head football coach Jake Manion experiences an eerie sense of déjà vu when his son announces he’s gotten his girlfriend pregnant. The feeling simply grows stronger when Jake learns the girl’s mother is Maggie, the same woman on whom he’s wasted nearly two decades of bitterness.

While planning their kids’ wedding and helping them grow up too soon, Jake attempts to pick up right where he left off—in Margie’s bed. But no matter how irresistible his kisses are, she isn’t stupid enough to let him hurt her again. Or is she?

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