Our theme this month is romance in bloom. Guess what? I married a guy with the last name Bloom! LOL. Bill and I have been married twenty years, so I think we’ll keep each other. After all, we’ve survived the Covid-19 quarantine—so far!
I believe in second chances, because—although I had the best of intentions—I didn’t get it right the first time. But I had another chance and Bill came into my life as a blind date. We talked about kids and computers. We had plenty in common.
I write stories about second chances. My upcoming book is called Darby. It’s book one of a trilogy I call Ghost Mountain Ranch. Darby is a forty-something (well almost fifty-something) widow who goes home to Montana after thirty years. Her hero is Hank, a secondary character from a series Maddie James and I wrote called the Montana McKennas. Hank has his own novella called Home for the Holidays. It sets up his move to the Ghost Mountain Ranch in the book Darby.
That’s all I’ll tell you right now. Darby: Ghost Mountain Ranch (Book 1) will go on pre-order at most retailers by the end of May. I’m frantically writing the third book, and because there’s sort of a mystery in the trilogy, I want to finish it before making the other books available.
Speaking of blooms, one thing I’ve been doing during social distancing is working on my flowers. I don’t have a good flowerbed, so I’ve bought two large flower boxes from a local youth organization. In them I’ve planted milkweed for monarch butterflies and marigolds to try to keep the aphids away. I’ve scattered seeds for hummingbirds and bees. If they don’t come up, I’ll have to go shopping again. This year in Kentucky we’ve had a beautiful, wet spring. Last year we went straight from winter to summer. I prefer this way. So, have you been outside during the shutdown? Have you walked or planted flowers?
I tell you what I miss the most—my horseback riding lessons! It’s been a long time since my horse fix!
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