Monday, June 27, 2011

Kim Watters' "Home Sweet Home"

Title: Home Sweet Home
Publisher: Harlequin’s Love Inspired

Cover blurb: Somewhere to belong....
Finally ready to settle down, Abby Bancroft has just inherited a place to put down roots. But her hopes for a successful bed-and breakfast are placed on hold when she learns that her grandparents’ run-down inn is in serious need of TLC. So is Cole Preston, the handsome contractor who offers to help make her dream a reality. His past mistakes won’t let him consider settling in the close knit town. Yet as he and Abby work together to repair the house, they also begin to mend each other’s hearts. And they just may find that consulting their hearts is what creating a home is all about.

1) How did this story come to you?
After I finished my first Love Inspired On Wings of Love, I wanted to write a story that was a little lighter and had nothing to do with a medical profession. I’ve always been intrigued by old Victorian houses and the idea of running a bed & breakfast. Since those are very remote possibilities, I lived it vicariously through my characters.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
My editor passed on another proposal so I sat back down at the proverbial drawing board and hashed out a few ideas with my critique group. Voila. Home Sweet Home was born.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’ve lived in two foreign countries; South Africa and France . I work at a golf course during the day but don’t play golf. I’m claustrophobic so don’t be standing next to me in a crowded elevator.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
My next Love Inspired tentatively called A Father’s Love, which ironically visits the medical community again.

5) Parting comments?
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your community for the day. I hope everyone enjoys reading Home Sweet Home as much as I enjoyed writing it.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
www.kimwatters.com www.facebook.com/kimwatters
www.myspace.com/kimwatters
www.twitter.com/kimwattersaz
http://www.muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

  1. I love bed and breakfasts and find that I enjoy reading about them. Plesae enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I enjoyed the interview with Kim. I haven't even left the US and Kim has lived in South Africa and France! I would love to win a copy of, "Home Sweet Home".

    God Bless,

    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. Hi Jo. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to read Home Sweet Home. I'd like to know what you think.

    Hi Judy. As much as I enjoyed living overseas, I like the US the best! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Great interview.Home Sweet Home sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.I enjoy reading all of your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  5. I always thought a Bed and Breakfast sounded fun in theory anyhow! I hate getting up and cooking breakfast though! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  6. This book looks charming, love the blend of Victorion home with a B&B, sounds like heaven! Thanks ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. How fun! My hubby and I love staying at a B&B on our anniversary weekend each year. Thanks for the chance to win.

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  8. Sounds like a great book...there's a nice Victorian B & B not too far from where I live! Much success with your new book...would love a chance to win a copy. margie at mijares dot net

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  9. please include me in this book giveaway thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. Hi Emma. Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by.

    HI Martha. I'm with you. My guests would probably go hungry! Thanks for leaving a comment.

    Hi Cheryl. Sometimes I wonder what the original architects would think if they saw how the houses were being used as today. Hmmm......

    Hi Peg. Your anniversary weekend sounds lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

    Kim

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  11. Sounds like fun! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win.

    christianworship [at] live [dot] com

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  12. Home Sweet Home sounds wonderful and I would love to win a copy
    Have a blessed day and I wish you continued success.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by Melanie and Connie. Good luck to both of you. Have a great day.

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  14. I really enjoyed your interview - I'm claustrophobic, too! I envy you your travels a bit.... This book sounds wonderful - I love Victorian homes! My husband and I won an overnight in a B&B once, and it was wonderful! Your plot sounds perfect to me. :) Can't wait to read it, one way or another!
    Cheers... Midgie

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  15. a wonderful posting...thanks for the chance to read this beautiful novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  16. Sounds great! Would love to win! Thanks! Dawn Searcy email- Searcy4U@ (at) aol.com

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  17. What a fun story idea. :) My honey and I enjoy B&B's, but I definitely don't think I would want to run one. :) Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself here. :)
    Jeanne
    wetalk2biz@(at)q(lowercase Q)(dot)com

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  18. Congratulations Pegg. You've won the copy of Home Sweet Home. I'll send you an e-mail shortly. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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