Please welcome my friend and writer extraordinaire, Mary J. Forbes, to the blog! Mary’s Women’s Fiction novel, HOME SECRETS, regularly priced $3.60, is on sale for 99 cents exclusively from Amazon between March 17-23. So make sure to grab a copy. And, if you’re a member of Amazon Prime in the U.S., you can also borrow HOME SECRETS from the Kindle Lending Library for the next couple of months. Either way, you’re in for a great read! By the way, you can read an excerpt of HOME SECRETS on Mary’s website.
Cindy, thank you for inviting me to be a guest on Muse Interrupted! What a delight to give your readers a peek into the writing of my women’s fiction book, HOME SECRETS.
The story intertwines the lives of three friends, Lily, Joy and Sydnie Rose. Yet, each buries a long-standing secret. But before the women can reap forgiveness, redemption and love, each must face her secret square on. So… Can Lily ensure her teenage daughter’s happiness while they live on the edge of poverty? Will Joy knock down the wall of hurt that caused her weight to escalate? And does Sydnie Rose have the strength to fight her austere father and claim her dreams?
As I wove these questions into my story, dug deeper and deeper into the histories of these women, I laughed, smiled—and reached for a tissue. In the end, there was a sense of satisfaction and peace in my heart…and in theirs. And HOME SECRETS, I knew, was the beginning of the Hawkes Landing series.
About the Story:
She believed in him when no one else did…
A terrible divorce and car wreck scars Lily Wheaton inside and out. Desperate to reclaim normality, she flees to the quiet ambiance of her late grandmother’s birthplace in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. There, Lily believes she has conquered her demons. That is, until her ex-husband demands sole custody of their child. Without funds to battle him in court, Lily will do anything to keep her daughter, even stand up for her landlord and neighbor, Grey Montgomery—a man her ex insists is a criminal.
After serving time for a drunk-driving fatality sixteen years ago, Grey escaped the censure of Hawkes Landing. Now his mother is dying, and he returns to his childhood home where his sister remains as obstinate as ever, the lack of medical facilities could mark the downfall of his family, and people won’t let him forget the nightmare of his mistakes. Only Lily sees him for the man he is today. But as another tragedy strikes at the heart of Grey’s past, he and Lily must accept a dark truth about their families before discovering that some of life’s toughest choices involve the healing power of forgiveness, love, and the will to go on.
About Mary J. Forbes:
Mary J. Forbes writes stories with an emotional depth that is reflected in each of her characters. Several of her (Harlequin) Silhouette Special Edition books were Waldenbooks bestsellers, and reached BookScan and Amazon’s respective top 100 lists. Mary loves to garden and especially enjoys the color and fragrances of the flowers she plants each spring and summer. The rain of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her family is often portrayed in her stories. But once the clouds roll away, her heroes and heroines always find their rainbow waiting on the horizon.