Thursday3Some: When Love Blooms by Judythe Morgan

I'm happy to have my friend Judythe Morgan, author of sweet contemporary romance, visiting this morning.

About Judythe Morgan

Award-winning author Judythe Morgan writes sweet contemporary romance because she believes in true love, second chances, forgiveness, and, most of all, happily-ever-after.

As an Air Force daughter, Army wife, one time Department of Army Civilian, mother, antiques dealer, schoolteacher, and education administrator, Judythe's life has been filled with diverse experiences. Add years of international travel and an insatiable desire to see, do, and learn and her creative fountain overflows with stories.

If she’s not at her computer working on the next story, you’ll find her browsing antiques shops, reading on the front porch or walking with her real life hero and two canine babies in the nearby Rio Grande National Forest.

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About When Love Blooms by Judythe Morgan

After a hit-and-run accident leaves her mother confined to a special care facility, Darcy Clark abandons her dream of an art career. Instead, she focuses on helping her father run the struggling family landscape business. She has no time, or interest, in romance.

Then at-risk students from her old high school become her labor force on a city park project, and their teacher Andy Fitzpatrick shows up to help keep an eye on his kids. The chemistry between Darcy and Andy is instant.

Darcy dares to daydream about the possibility of a happily-ever-after until a dark secret connecting Andy to her mother’s accident becomes known. Will the link kill their budding attraction before love can blossom?

1. When did you write When Love Blooms?

Andrew and Darcy’s original story began as an entry for the White Rose Publishing’s 2009 “Hearts Crossing” Contest. It didn’t win.

I stuffed the manuscript under the bed and forgot about it until last year when church friends asked me why I didn’t use my church ministry experiences for a love story. The idea to create a series about the eight children of a rural minister grew from their prodding. I pulled out the old “Hearts Crossing” manuscript and began the arduous process of rewriting and planning the Fitzpatrick Family novellas.

2. What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

You know the saying, “Be careful what you say and do. You could end up in one of my novels”? For years, I’ve served in various church staff positions (paid and unpaid). I’ve seen lots of story worthy stuff. I also happen to be the wife of a preacher’s kid and the mother of a preacher. I didn’t have to dig for story ideas involving preachers’ kid.

When Love Blooms is the first of the Fitzpatrick Family series. Each Fitzpatrick sibling will have his or her own novella length novel.

3. Why do readers buy When Love Blooms?

When Love Blooms is a wholesome love story suitable for readers from tweens to octogenarians. As Amazon reviewers say:
  • “It's refreshing to read a love story that's portrayed without the sex we've come to expect in a romance.”
  • “The story itself is uplifting and multi-dimensional.”
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Takeaway Truth

Judythe Morgan writes a delightful blend of romance and women's fiction that is filled with emotion. Try one today.