Jenna Mindel here, excited for the release of my third installment of the Maple Springs series. Today should be the day A Temporary Courtship hits the shelves at my local Walmart and Meijers! Yours too. I'll check on that later today. Although this is an October book, Sept 20 is the day paperbacks can be ordered off Amazon and Barnes & Noble . I still prefer a paper book to read, how 'bout you?.
Below, I included the cover blurb, but that's not quite the whole story. My hero, Darren is a man of the land with a deep connection to the area. He has a chip on his shoulder against the summer residents and tourists who he believes do not appreciate his town like they should. And Bree happens to be one of those summer people who thinks nothing of Maple Springs other than its a place to vacation.
I'm excited about this book for a couple reasons. First, there's beagles on the cover! I love beagles. But more importantly, I was able to showcase the wild edibles Northern Michigan has to offer. That was fun research even though I fell in love with hunting for morel mushrooms years ago. Hopefully, that love translated into this book.
An Inconvenient Attraction
Before leaving for a coveted two-year musical residency, cellist Bree Anderson is taking one month for a relaxing lakefront vacation. But she's thrown off track by the instant attraction she feels for one of the resort's instructors. The last thing local Darren Zelinsky needs is a privileged summer resident like the fiancée who jilted him. Bree's no threat to his heart…until he uncovers the vulnerable woman beneath the pristine exterior. And soon Bree is in danger of falling for the rugged outdoorsman. The clock on her stay is ticking and Bree's facing an impossible choice—between a lifelong dream and a lifetime love.
ps. Here's a picture of our beagle, Lana. We also have a rat terrier, Peanut and her puppy Walnut who will be 4yrs old in Jan, but will always be the baby. :)
Have a wonderful day!
Best wishes and many blessings,