The authors of Love in Any Season joined me for a four-way chat about this seasonal novella collection featuring small towns, small businesses, and seasonal festivals. Join Amy Anguish, Sarah Anne Crouch, Heather Greer, and an absent in voice but with us in spirit, Regina Rudd Merrick, and me as we chat about each author’s books, what’s coming, AND… you get the final clue in their release scavenger hunt!
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It’s Never a Bad Time to Fall in Love (Especially with a Good Book!)
One thing I love about this collection (one of many) is that it focuses on the seasons and allows readers, if they choose, to just read one per season for a fun year of sweet books. That’s a brilliant idea, and I really wish I had the self-control to pull it off. I’ll try… but I think we all know I’m going to fail. I’ll inhale the books one after the other, as any rational voracious reader would.
Chatting with the authors of Love in Any Season gave insight into each of their novellas but also into the dynamic of their friendship, the creative process, and even… their other books!
And really, that’s what is so great about collections. You get to sample a lot of different writing styles and story ideas in one volume AND without committing to long novels to do it.
I want to tell more about the episode, but really… the authors already did, so I hope you’ll listen in and learn all about why they created this collection and what you can expect from it.
A Novella Collection
Spring Has Sprung – by Regina Rudd Merrick
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz …
Laurel Pascal, Assistant City Manager of Spring, Kentucky, is tasked with organizing the town’s beloved Daffodil Festival, and she’s not happy. An allergy sufferer all her life, she dreads the season from the first Daffodil bloom in the yard to the last coat of pollen on her car. Newcomer Dr. Owen Roswell volunteers to help, and soon finds that not only does Laurel need his expertise as an allergist, but help in appreciating the season she’s obligated to celebrate.
What does he want more—for Laurel to fall in love with his favorite season? Or him?
The Missing Piece – by Amy R. Anguish
Beth Norton and Tommy England grew up together with best-friend moms who had a love of quilting and a business celebrating the craft. When high school ended, though, so did Beth and Tommy’s friendship.
When Tommy moves back after seven years and his mother’s death, he can’t understand why Beth is so angry with him. Helping Beth and her mother stabilize the finances of the business, they’re forced to work together. As Tommy sorts through his mother’s things, he finds an unfinished quilt, and it turns into a joint project.
With each stitch taken, they work toward more than just a completed blanket.
A Sweet Dream Come True – by Sarah Anne Crouch
Isaac Campbell is living his dream of running an ice cream shop but fears he won’t last past the first difficult year. Mel Wilson is a busy single mother who longs to be a chocolatier but is too afraid to turn her dreams into reality.
When Mel and Isaac meet at Bestwood, Tennessee’s fall festival, it seems like divine providence. But once Mel agrees to help Isaac bring in customers by selling her chocolates at his shop, she realizes how challenging running a business can be.
Can Mel and Isaac trust in God’s provision and make a leap of faith? Will their partnership end in disaster, or will it be a sweet dream come true?
Sugar and Spice – by Heather Greer
Emeline Becker, owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery, loves New Kuchenbrünn, except for the gingerbread. As the only bakery, she supplies the annual Gingerbread Festival with the one treat she can’t stand. It’s gingerbread everywhere.
Things get worse when Ryker Lehmann is hired as the festival photographer. He was her secret teen crush, her sister’s boyfriend, and witness to her worst humiliation. Plus, he broke her sister’s heart and bruised hers when he left town after graduation. Now, he’s back in town, determined to fix their friendship before the festival ends.
With gingerbread and Ryker together, can Emmie make it through the festival with her mind and heart intact?
Don’t forget the clue for the scavenger hunt for Love in Any Season is:
If you missed the others, go to the authors’ websites (or social media) to find the clues. Just be sure to submit by midnight on October 4, 2022!
Find those clues and all about each author on her website.