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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HEALING NOTES by Maggie Jaimeson

Maggie will award one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop. In addition, she will award a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour, and a $25 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn host. You must leave an email address to be entered into any of the drawings.
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Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.
Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.
A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.
First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.

After she hung up, Rachel stared out at the river behind the house. She had goose bumps along her arms. She could listen to his voice for a long, long time. Why did this man intrigue her so much? Was it just because he didn’t seem interested? Yes, that must be it.  He was safe. He had a kid and he wasn’t interested.  That meant they wouldn’t get involved.
All conversation stopped as she entered the room and the women looked at her in anticipation. She had the urge to say nothing just to be difficult.
“Soooooo, who’s Noel?” Kat took the receiver from her. “I liked his voice. Sounded real sexy.”
Rachel took a deep breath and pasted a nonchalant smile on her face. “Remember the little girl at the last concert who wanted my autograph? Noel is her father.”
“I see.” Theresa drew out the word as an invitation for more.
“It’s not what you think. It turns out the little girl wants fiddle lessons. Since she saw us play, she’s gotten it in her mind that she wants to learn.  He had no idea who to call, so he thought he’d call the main number for the band to find me. He didn’t even think I gave lessons, just that I could make a recommendation.”
“Uh huh,” Michele said, a note of disbelief in her voice.
“But he is cute, right?” Kat insisted. “And you are interested, and something could be going on, right?”
“Ah, come on, Rachel.  How can you not be interested in that voice?”
“It’s just fiddle lessons for the little girl.  The girl is sweet. I’m happy to work with her. As for the father, nothing is going to happen. Believe me.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.
HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books.  The final two books will be available in 2013.
Twitter: @maggiejaimeson


Anonymous said...

Vonnie, Thank you for hosting my book on the Super Book Blast tour. This second book in the series has a special place in my heart because both Rachel and Noel had so much baggage to overcome in order to make their relationship work.

I do have a question for your readers. What is the number one thing you think couples can do to make sure they keep their love fresh through many, many years of marriage?

Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a great read.

Vonnie Davis said...

Maggie, hope you're having a successful Book Blast Tour. As for your question, I think it boils down to showing respect to one another all the time--even when you're mad as hell with the other person. Name calling, insults, put-downs have no place in a healthy marriage/relationship. If your partner knows his heart and feelings are safe in your hands, he'll be more than likely to trust and adore you. Just as any woman would for a man who consistently treats her in the same manner. IMHO

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping again, Ingeborg.

Vonnie, that is VERY well said. I agree 100%. In fact your words "knows his heart and feelings are safe in your hands" reminds me of a letter my husband wrote to me when we were dating. After several wonderful compliments and words of love, he closed with "Will you trust your heart in my hands?"

Being as we said "I Do" in Scotland four months after that letter, you can see the answer was a resounding yes.

Anonymous said...

The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!

Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.

I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.