Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Romancing the Rails

The snow has started falling in our Colorado mountains, so I think it's time to start turning attention to that fall and winter reading material. Today's guest author in My Writing Corner,  Darlene Fredette, brings us a book that sounds perfect for reading on a day sitting in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Her new book is Derailed Hearts and that grabbed my attention immediately. 

Darlene lives on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where, she says, "the summers are too short, and the winters are too long." She's long been an avid reader and she tells us she's been evolving as a future writer since childhood. She loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, or painting, or drawing, she says she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador. 

Her newest book is Derailed Hearts:

Nana Marley has her heart set on more great-grand babies, and with the help of a folklore legendary rabbit, she might receive her wish.

Single father and ER doctor, Ethan Marley, is ready to put down roots. He and his daughter embark on a train adventure across Canada from west to east coast. Boarding the train, he meets a woman who steals his breath, and he learns that she too is headed to Redford Falls. He is intent on maintaining a friendship only, but Jenn makes his heart race faster than the train.  

Fashion designer, Jenn Martini, travels by train to Redford Falls to visit her father. Her plan for a solitude escape derails after meeting Ethan and his daughter. Sharing a confined-spaced cabin sparks an immediate attraction, and by the end of the trip, she longs to be a part of their family. Only as she opens her heart to love, do the scars from her past begin to heal.

With more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, is their love strong enough to overcome the truth behind the accident…and save their future? 

Let's find out more by talking to the characters:

Ethan, why are you moving to the East?

I am from a small town on the east coast, Redford Falls. My daughter and I have been through a rough year and it’s time for a fresh start. The best place to do that is home. 

What kind of life do you want for you and your daughter?

The love and support of family are most important. We will have both in Redford Falls.

What draws you to Jenn?

Jenn is beautiful, intelligent, fun, and she has the biggest heart. She also has a surprising special bond with my daughter.

What worries you about becoming involved with her?

Not only will my heart break when Jenn leaves Redford Falls, I fear my daughter will retreat into her shell without Jenn in our lives.

Now let's talk to Jenn:

What kind of life are you seeking for your future?

I thought my life was complete until an accident stole my future. I’m currently trying to rebuild my life and going home for a visit will hopefully be the first forward step of many.

What do you want most in life?

To find happiness, love, and a family of my own. I think I’ll find all three with Ethan and Avery. 

What do you like most about Ethan?

He is incredibly handsome, extremely smart, and he makes me smile and laugh. He is a great father to Avery. Ethan makes me feel whole again. He is supportive and makes me believe that a future is within reach.

What frightens you about becoming involved with him?

Once Ethan knows we have more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, he—and Avery— will probably never want to see me again.

Want more? Let's get an excerpt:

Avery pointed to herself, Ethan, and then Jenn. 

Ethan rested his forehead against his daughter’s. “You want Jenn to come, too?” 

Avery nodded.

The little voice in Jenn’s head told her to return to her cabin and to stay clear of Ethan and his daughter. They were as enticing as strawberry ice cream. “I would love to join you.” The words fell from her lips. 

Ethan stood and set Avery on her feet. 

The child held onto her father’s hand and reached outward with the other. 

Jenn accepted the tiny hand and in doing so, she sensed a comfortable connection to this family—a connection she suspected would be incredibly hard to break.

Want more? You'll have to get the book! Here is the Universal Purchase Link: 


And if you would like to know more about Darlene, here are her Social Contacts:

Website: http://darlenefredette.blogspot.com/

Amazon Author Page CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Darlene-Fredette/e/B005NAF660/

Amazon Author Page US: https://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Fredette/e/B005NAF660/

Blog: http://findingthewritewords.blogspot.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darlenefredette1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarleneLF

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/DarleneLF

Thank you, Darlene, for being my guest this week.  Any comments or questions for Darlene?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Rebecca, for hosting me and for allowing Ethan and Jenn a moment on the spotlight.


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