As part of her celebrations, I'm honored to introduce her yummy story, A Semi-Sweet Summer. If you like chocolate and romance (not necessarily in that order), you'll love this Pure Amore novel.
Cassidy Cooper never wanted to set foot in Crystal Falls again. Ten years earlier, she’d given her heart to a boy who’d, in turn, humiliated her deeply. Now, back in town as the sole beneficiary of her sister's estate, she’s determined to make her sister's dream of an upscale chocolate truffle shop, come true.
Hunter Gray is very intrigued by his new neighbor. His escape artist cow, Marigold, engineers an introduction…but it's not quite the first impression he was hoping for. Baffled by the nagging suspicion he’s seen this woman before, he plots to win Cassidy’s heart at every opportunity.
With the object of her unrequited love living within shouting distance, Cassidy prays for strength to forgive and forget. And Hunter? He just wants to get back to his own dream to grow his farm and get to know the pretty girl next door. If she'll let him.
Do you have regrets? How do you handle them? Cassidy carries a load of regret ever since she and her step-sister, Savannah, split apart. And now it's too late to reconcile. Leukemia stole her sister and her chance to make things right, but she can fulfill her sister's dream of opening a truffle shop.
When she realizes who owns the trespassing bovine who seems to prefer her lawn, Cassidy has to deal with another aspect of her past. Journeying with her to acceptance, forgiveness and love turned out to be an enjoyable (and somewhat fattening!) trip. One word of warning about A Semi-Sweet Summer: it's filled with so many scrumptious treats, you may find yourself snacking more than usual!
Author Jan Elder's sense of humor brightens this story with sparkles and bites of fun. And chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate! Want a thought-provoking and entertaining read? A Semi-Sweet Summer fits the bill deliciously.
Want a nibble? Here's a little tidbit:
Hunter draped an arm over Cassidy’s shoulder and drew her close. He whispered in her ear. “You are most certainly invited back anytime.”
For the brief time he’d clasped her fingers in the restaurant, she’d loved the feel of her hand in his. And now this? She longed to lean into him and snuggle closer, but he’d hurt her deeply ten years ago, whether he realized it or not. It hung there between them. If she opened up to him, the embarrassment would be more than she could bear. Such a big deal back then. Now, she was a different person, and so was he.
Cassidy glanced up into Hunter’s dark, soulful eyes. He was staring at her with a full-blown smile on his face. His gaze fell to her mouth. She pulled back, leaned on the fence, and dipped her head. Her chest rose and fell as she inhaled farm life in all its glory. She was falling for this man all over again. And it hurt to fall. Her heart still beat black and blue.
Happily married for fourteen years to loving (and supportive) husband, Steve, the two live in central Maryland along with Jamie (a chubby black and white tuxedo cat), and Shu-Shu (a willowy tortoiseshell cat). On the weekends, Jan and Steve comb the nearby countryside in search of the perfect ice cream flavor.
Thanks, Jan, for visiting us today. It's been fun!
Connect with Jan Elder:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/janice.elder.author
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13261561.Jan_Elder
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Elder/e/B00VXW5F2C/
Contact Information: www.janelderauthor.com/contact