From the cover: A woman looking for love, a boy looking for family, the man who found both. This story, set in Newfoundland in the 1930’s and 40’s, isn’t unique, but the characters are. Follow the cynical and love-deprived Laura as she struggles to prove to her father that she isn’t unredeemable even while she makes bad choices just to spite him. Join Richard as he grows up in a family that he later learns isn’t truly his. And rejoice with the pragmatic, logical man he becomes who finds the two thing he’s longed for—love and family—even as he discovers he had both all along.
How did this story come to you? This story is loosely based on my father’s life story. He wanted me to write this book for our family, but he also felt it would have general market appeal because of the setting and history.
Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. My father and I spent about two years talking about what to include in the book and what to leave out. In the end, we decided to ‘tone down’ the family version because several of the characters are still alive and we couldn’t prove that some of the stories were true. However, for the market version, we decided to tell it like it is. We changed the names for the market version, but felt the location was of interest, so kept that the same.
Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. I am a Canadian by birth, an American by choice. I’ve always wanted to be an American. I met my husband on the Internet.
What are you working on now and what's next for you? I am working on Book 5 in my mystery series which publishes under my pen name, Leeann Betts. And I am under contract with Barbour Publishing in a 9-in-1 novella collection that releases in April 2017, Hearts of the Pony Express. After that, I have several ideas for another historical set in World War I and World War II.
Parting comments? I really appreciate your readers stopping by today, and hope they leave a comment to enter the drawing for a free copy of The Physics of Love when it releases later this month.
Where can fans find you on the internet?
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