Read this short article I wrote for the Authors of Main Street blog.
Every flower tells a story. Just as the first fragrant blooms of spring stir the senses,
Love Blooms on Main Street is sure to touch your heart. Ranging from sweet to spicy, these stand-alone contemporary romances are inspired by the symbolism of flowers, with each story representing a different flower.
Small Town Hot Shot Bride by Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: Red roses symbolize compassion and romantic love. Tammy is a hot shot in a small town, but she’s tired of getting left behind by guys just passing through. Will she get swept up by charming out-of-towner Roark and his runaway train attraction? Or will she derail him for good?
Forever Your Valentine by Susan R. Hughes, national bestselling author: Daisies symbolize loyal love. Attraction crackles between Faith and Cole when they meet, but since Cole’s career takes him on the road most of the year, Faith resolves to keep their relationship platonic. Will one night together ruin their friendship, or could they be falling in love?
Perfect Match by Carol DeVaney, national bestselling author: Forget-me-nots symbolize true love and remembrance. Sometimes love needs a little push. Can two lonely hearts re-kindle their abandoned passion the second time around?
Naomi’s Heart by Pepper Phillips, national bestselling author: Paperwhite narcissus has the most delicious fragrance, bringing spring into the room. Delighted that Ben is back in Boggy Bayou, Naomi teams up with him to enter the Egg Knocking contest. Can they win? Can Naomi figure out why Ben is kissing her? Can her heart stand it if Ben realizes that she’s not what he deserves?
Heather of His Heart by Leigh Morgan, national bestselling author: Heather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck and protection from danger. Heather has given up on the idea of finding romantic love. Billy never had the idea in the first place. When circumstances throw them together, they find that love, like heather, blooms in the most unlikely places.
Mother’s Day Babies by Mona Risk, USA Today bestselling author: White lilies symbolizes virtue. Can Love Bloom between a powerful TV Director who’s certainly not marriage material and a widow loyal to her late husband?
To Have & To Hold by E. Ayers, national bestselling author: Peonies symbolize compassion, happiness and prosperity. When Melissa meets Drexel, she realizes that the estate’s gardener has found something that she’s never had—happiness. But sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be, and she needs to follow her heart.
Call Me Yours by Kelly Rae, national bestselling author: Hydrangeas symbolize devotion and gratefulness. When Thad finds himself falling for Brianna, the only surprise is how natural it feels. It’s going to take more than words to convince her, but he will do anything to hear her say, Call Me Yours.
Love at the Apple Blossom Inn by Kristy Tate, national bestselling author: Scotch broom symbolizes overwhelming and everlasting love. Small-town girl Janey Tyler falls for Eric Roudell, the quiet and reclusive music teacher. But will she still love him when she discovers he is really Derrick Cordell, the rock star?
Old Enough to Know Better by Joan Reeves, national bestselling author: White roses symbolize new beginnings. Stormy Clarkson, on the brink of fifty, is crushing on sexy Sean Butler. He’s been after her for six months, but she’s resisted every advance. One night he kisses her. That kiss changes everything!
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I changed the cover to look more like the other novella in the series.
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. Life messed me up.
Like it always does.
Stay tuned…as I have great news coming this way shortly.
Apparently you can go home again, and sometimes what you find might not be what you expected.
Read about Uncle Walter and his hidden gold mine, the leaning house and is that a cow in that yard?
Catch a picture of my living room decorated for Christmas and my hints on putting things away for next year.
Yes it is, and read about our Decorating on Main Street.
Once a month I attend a writer’s meeting. Of course, I have to drive thirty miles to the ‘big’ town. While there I do errands and one of those is to visit Kroger’s Supermarket. They carry items there that I could only wish for in my local stores.
One item they do carry is flowers. Now, I love flowers, but they die so quickly, so I purchase an orchid if one appeals to me. I know I’ll have blooms for the next month or more.
I have one that is still blooming, but it began to lose its flowers and it was time for a new one. When I saw this beauty I was in awe! It’s called a Blue Orchid.
Yes, it looks black in the front. The whole front was black, but then the blue began to pop out.
But it’s the back that is outstanding. Here is what it looks like.
What a surprise!
Here’s another photo showing both sides at once.
Here is the one that is losing its blooms.
Here is the one that came before this one.
The cost? Usually they are around fifteen dollars. The Blue Orchid was twenty-seven. But I couldn’t resist. I had to have it.
When they stop blooming, I put them in a sunny room and hope that they will bloom again next year. I have a friend and she gets her to bloom every year. I’ve never been successful, but I’m following all the advice that I’ve found on the web and purchased some Orchid Food, so I’m optimistic.
When I had a baby shower in my house in June, the above orchids were in the ‘company’ bathroom. I really think that they class it up.
So, it’s a guilty pleasure, but better than the dark chocolate I love to eat. When I see them, it perks me up for the day. And aren’t we supposed to be happy?
Do any of you grow orchids? Do you get them to rebloom? And if so, what’s your advice?