Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Twist of Faith by Darlene Fredette @DarleneLF #Sweet #Contemporary

Twist of Faith
Darlene Fredette

Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Sweetheart Rose Line

Tagline:One twist of Faith can change everything.

Katrina has one goal—follow through on her late-grandmother’s last request, to oversee the renovation of Katrina’s childhood home. The handsome contractor is distracting, but she refuses to be swayed by his deep brown eyes and broad shoulders. A summer romance is not part of the plan. When the truth is discovered about her family’s past, Katrina fears her own future is in jeopardy. She doesn’t have faith, but the twists that lie ahead may just change her mind.

Nick refuses to accept help from anyone, until Katrina gives him an ultimatum—one he can’t refuse. Her renovation project will save his business, but puts his heart on the line. Can he convince Katrina to stay or will a promise to her late-grandmother pull her away? With a little twist of Faith, the odds may be in his favor.

    The man shifted his weight.
    Suddenly, the air cooled around her. For the first time since she spied him in her home, Katrina stared face-to-face at her intruder. Past the pain, she saw a strong jaw line and a chin framed by the shadow of a goatee, or as they say in Paris, a French beard. A perfect set of lips held a thin moustache and his brown layered hair fell just above his chin. Dark brown eyes kept her gaze captivated. Johnny Depp has broken into my house.
    His face didn’t belong to someone who made a living from breaking-and-entering. This face belonged to a refined and hard-working man. She could tell there was more to the story behind those eyes, but the instant she stared at his lips, her thoughts turned to mush.
    He stumbled to stand, leaning on the wall for support. Johnny Depp kicked the wood, sending it rolling to the other side of the room.
    Katrina, now believing he meant no harm, accepted the hand he offered to help her from the floor. She ignored the tingling sensation running up her arm, knowing the fuss couldn’t be from the strong hand holding hers.
    He inhaled a deep breath and opened his mouth to speak, but shook his head instead. Frowning, he pointed a finger toward the card on the floor and limped to the exit, slamming the door behind him.
    She bent to pick up the card, which read, Donaldson and Porter, Architecture and Contracting, Nick Porter. Her shoulders dropped. “Damn!”
    Katrina now had less than twenty-four hours to master the art of groveling.

An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.

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Tell us a bit about yourself. What part of Canada do you call home?

I live on the East Coast of Canada, in Nova Scotia. Born, raised, and still here. Summer is my favorite season, but it’s way too short. Winters are much too long, and I don’t like cold and shovelling, but until we win the lottery and move somewhere warmer, this is where I call home.

What is one highlight that readers might find interesting about your hometown/city?

The Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917 was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of weapons with an equivalent force of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT. Approximately two thousand people were killed and an estimated nine thousand were injured when the SS Mont Blanc, a French cargo ship loaded with wartime explosives collided with an empty Norwegian vessel. The SS Mont Blanc caught fire and approximately twenty minutes later exploded. A tsunami and pressure wave also occurred and caused considerable damage.

What is your favorite Canadian saying?

“What’s up with that?”

Which part of Canada would you love to visit, but haven’t had the chance to yet?

I hear it’s warmer in British Columbia, lol. I would love to drive cross-country from east to west coast to enjoy the beautiful scenery and places Canada has to offer. Once I arrived in BC, I probably wouldn’t leave, lol!

How did you get into writing?

I’ve been writing stories since I was a teen. My high school English teacher told me I had a flair for writing. I should have listened to her, but instead went into a career of Administration. With the support of my family, I’m thrilled to now be writing full-time. 

If you weren’t a writer, what other career would you have?

I’d like to have been a veterinarian, but because I love animals so much, I’d have a hard time ‘letting go’.

1 comment:

DarleneLF said...

Thank you for the beautiful spotlight and fun 'Canadian' interview!