Wednesday, November 2, 2016

An Intriguing New Romance for Fall

With Daylight Saving Time about to end, we have more of those long evenings we can spend with new books to read.  This week I am looking at a new book that really caught my attention and interest. It combines two of my favorite things -- suspense and the Northwest. Author C.B.  Clark is the guest today in My Writing Corner.

C.B. says she has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn't until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada's Northwest Territories and Yukon. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology she worked as an archaeologist and an educator, teaching students from primary grades through the first year of college.

She says she enjoys hiking, canoeing and show-shoeing with her husband and dog near her home in central British Columbia. She explained why she wanted to write her new book, Cherished Secrets.

I love writing. I love creating new worlds, peopling them with interesting characters, and then upping the stakes and watching them scramble to reach their goals. Having lived most of my life in small towns, I am intrigued by the power wielded by local gossips. Imagine living for years under the suspicion of having committed a vicious murder. You know you're innocent, but no one else believes you, not even your closest friends. How do you clear your name? As the hero in Cherished Secrets says, "Suspicion is like a stink that follows you around. No amount of washing will ever erase the smell."

What an interesting premise.  Here's a blurb for Cherished Secrets:

Twelve years ago sixteen-year-old Carrie Ann Hetherington, pregnant with the child of a murder suspect, fled the small town of Cooper's Ridge for the anonymity of Seattle. Now, faced with a family dilemma, she must risk her carefully re-invented life and return to her childhood home.

Eighteen-year-old Declan McAllister's prom date is found beaten and strangled to death, and he becomes the prime suspect accused of the grisly crime. Now this successful Dallas businessman returns to Cooper's Ridge to find the true murderer and finally life the cloak of suspicion he's faced all these years. In his quest to prove his innocence he must join forces with the woman who shattered his heart to find a devious killer who will stop at nothing to protect a shocking truth.

Caught up in a menacing web of secrets, deception and danger, they struggle to overcome past betrayals and present danger. Can they tear down the barriers they've erected around their hearts and rediscover true love.

Here are the buy links for Cherished Secrets:



Book Strand: http://www.bookstrand.comb/cherished-secrets


The Wild Rose Press:

Here are the links to reach C. B. Clark:

Goodreads author page:

Thanks for being my guest and telling us about Cherished Secrets. Any questions or comments?


  1. Sounds very intriguing C. B.! M. S.

    1. Thanks, M.S. I hope you give the story a try.

  2. Great premise! It sounds like a terrific book.

    1. Thanks, Allison. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

  3. Wow. Great premise and Blurb. Reads like a have to read! xx

    1. You are very kind, Anni. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the story.

  4. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Rebecca. Your Blogspot looks great.

  5. I love the premise of your book! Much luck with it!

    1. Thanks, Ilona. I appreciate your good wishes.

  6. I can't wait for time to sink into this story. Good luck CB.


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