I am excited to share the news that Falling for Kate (An Angel's Lake Novella) will be published by Penner Publishing in time for the holidays.
Don't know if you remember Lucy's younger sister from Falling for Home, but Kate was part of the reason Lucy came home.
Though Kate Aarons had just finished her degree in social work, designing was her hidden passion. Lucy was able to hook her sister up with a sweet internship at a major fashion house in New York City.
Fast forward a couple of years. Kate's dream may have been in New York, but her home and her heart are in Angel's Lake. Wanting the best of both worlds, Kate decides she'll open her own dress shop in the town she loves.
Elliot Peters wants to give his daughters a stable, steady, predictable home life. Something his ex refuses to do. When he brings them back to Angel's Lake for Christmas, he knows he'll fight to have them with him for good.
With Kate home, needing a place to live and a temporary job, Elliot thinks he has the perfect plan. If Kate will be a nanny to his girls, they'll be well cared for and she'll have plenty of time to focus on her plans of opening her own store.
Both Kate and Elliot wonder if they've made the right choices in their lives up to this point. But when they give into the attraction that sparks between them, they learn, sometimes, it takes a while to get where you're meant to be.
Come back to Angel's Lake this Christmas as Kate and Elliot fall for each other.
Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. The story I'm working on now, features Elliot Peters, a dad of twin daughters. He's determined to get his girls settled and maybe find a little bit of happiness for himself. For all of them. Want another sneak peek?
As you may or may not know, Kate is the sister of Lucy, who was the main character in Falling For Home. You also might not know that My Slanted Bookish Ramblings asked me some questions about Falling for Home over on her Sunday Spotlight. You can win a copy of this book and of Damaged.
“Do you really think that? I mean I’m turning twenty-five and I don’t even have a job.”
Elliot gave a low, rough chuckle. “Twenty-five is tipping the scales toward over the hill. But I think you’re good. You’ve got a degree, a plan, and a family who’ll back you no matter what.” He squeezed her hand. “And you have friends who’ll do the same.”
She nodded into the blackness. She did have all of that. “How about you? You think all of the things that led you to where you are right now were worth it?”
Elliot let go of her hand and settled both of his on his chest. Kate scrunched her pillow a bit under her neck, hoping he’d answer.
“Gina’s a mess. I need to get my girls settled into a real life. They’re in grade one now. They need to be at school, the same school, every day. They need to come home, do homework, have dinner and go to bed at the same time each night. They need routine.”
“They need you.”
He turned his head. She was already looking at him but now their eyes found each other.
“They do. I was unsure of that before. I mean, I work full time which includes odd hours and overtime. And I’m not the mom. I know I’m a good parent. I’d die for them. I would do anything I had to for them. And I thought letting them be with their mom was what I was supposed to do. But I was wrong. She hasn’t changed. She won’t change. Gina has always been one hundred percent about herself. But even knowing that, I can’t regret it because of them.”