May 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance
The best decision they’ll ever make
Lacey Hamilton is used to living in the background. Overshadowed her entire life, she stepped out of the Hollywood limelight and into the role she’s meant to play: a counselor, part of the High Risk Team started by The Lemonade Stand women’s shelter in Santa Raquel.
Her caseload leads her to the doorstep of Jeremiah “Jem” Bridges to rescue a little boy. She’s not supposed to fall in love with the rugged construction worker and his adorable son. Love and duty, though, don’t always agree. Especially when a truth is uncovered that neither she nor Jem is prepared to face.
I’ve sold a lot of books. I’ve won awards. Had five RITA nominations. I’ve been on CBS Sunday morning and hit the USA Today Bestseller’s list more than once. But this June I am being honored in a way that really has nothing to do with me – and yet moves me, personally, more than any other accolade I’ve received.
I’ve said since the moment I started writing for Harlequin that I write to touch women’s lives. To find them where they are and give them a heart-felt boost – whether it be by giving them a couple of hours of enjoyment, to replenish themselves, so they can step back up to their plates. Or, more often, to reach out to hurting hearts, to hold on gently, and walk with them back to the road to joy.
I write about tough subjects because women face them every day. Through my books I want to share the pain with them as only a close and trusted friend could, and, maybe, give them a new insight, a thought, maybe, that might help them face the challenge and come out on the other side. I want to be the one who understands. I know I found this kind of solace in books – in Harlequin books. I found the will to hang on. The strength to try one more day. One more time. And I found hope, a hope I clung to, that real love did exist. And that it was for everyone, including me.
In June of this month, in the UK, a scholarly paper is being presented at a symposium, discussing romance heroines challenging preconceptions of the genre. My current Superromance series, the series currently on tour, is being used as the basis for this paper. I had nothing to do with the paper. This was not my idea. I’m not a part of the presentation. But I feel as though I’ve just been awarded my Lifetime Achievement Award.
His First Choice is a romance. It’s a family drama story. It’s the eighth book in my Where Secrets Are Safe series. Some of the books are suspense. Some are straight romance. All of them deal with people who need to know that a place exists where their secrets are safe. I created that place. It’s called The Lemonade Stand. I hope you’ll join us there.
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