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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hearts Haven Week Designed by Love by Mary Manners


Blurb:
Traci Stanton's dream is to own a cake shop. The cramped kitchen at her Heart's Haven apartment isn't exactly an ideal space for creating her masterpieces. Plus her new neighbor, Dylan, has become a constant distraction with his DJ business and the ever-present explosion of event music as he tweaks playlists.
 Dylan Jones blew into Angel Falls like a hurricane desperate to leave the memories of a mission gone awry. A former Navy SEAL, he's got no desire to live with deadlines and boundaries or to take orders from anyone--ever again. If only Traci would quit distracting him with the aroma of her sweet confections and lilting voice singing hymns as she works. Dylan has no place for the God who let him down and claimed the life of his fellow SEALs.
Will Dylan ever leave the past--and his anorexic faith--behind and allow God to calm the raging storm in his soul?


Review:
I could so relate to the way this story starts as it happens a lot in this house. Nice and quiet one minute and then BOOM. Traci and Dylan are total opposites, different tastes in music and cakes, And when disaster strikes right at the start, it seems as if they will never see eye to eye. This one kept me riveted to the pages, from one heart stopping moment to the next.

Bio:
Mary Manners is an award-winning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and the cherished cats they've rescued from local animal shelters...Lucky and Gus.
Mary’s debut novel, Mended Heart, was nominated Best Inspirational Romance and was finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award and her follow-up, Tender Mercies, was awarded an outstanding 4 ½ star rating from The Romantic Times Book Reviews and was also a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Buried Treasures, her third novel, was named Book of the Year by The Wordsmith Journal. Light the Fire took top honors for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award while Wisdom Tree garnered National Excellence in Romance Fiction. Mary was named Author of the Year by Book and Trailer Showcase. She writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels—something for everyone.
Learn more about Mary Manners at her website: www.MaryMannersRomance.com.



 Character Interview:

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself?

I’m Wyatt Cutler, oldest brother in the Cutler Clan. I’ve just come home to Clover Cove to help manage the family nursery, but I’m not happy about this new and unexpected fork in the road.


Tell us about where you live and why you choose to live there?

I was living happily in New York City…great job and all the fancy grown-up toys. I traded that all in to come home. Ouch.


What is a quirk of your personality that most people wouldn't know?

I love coffee with lots of cream and sugar, but that isn’t very manly so I choke it down black. Works for me. I also belt out tunes to the radio while driving in my truck. Shh…don’t share that. (opps too late. sorry)


Name two things would you hate people to know about you?

I’m impatient and sometimes, well…I question God


Tell us about your special lady. What makes her special? 

Kami Moretto…she’s beautiful inside and out. I’ve loved her for as long as I can remember but coming home and seeing her again…it just blew me away.


The first time you saw her, what did you think? Did you like her immediately, or did she have to grow on you?

It was definitely love at first site. But all I could think was to run away…fast. She scared me. My feelings frightened me.


And now some silly questions.

Pepsi or coke         Sweet tea all the way

tea or coffee           Coffee…black

elephant or tiger     Tiger

roast dinner or burger and chips (fries for our US readers)     Definitely burger and fries

classical music or pop     Classical (think slow dancing with Kami) or pop if I’m belting it out in the car

sunrise or sunset      Sunset, for sure

walk or run     walk…hand in hand

chocolate or crisps (chips for our US readers)    always chocolate. I’m a chocoholic (wink)

1 comment:

Delia Latham said...

Love Mary Manners - every time! Her books are amazing. But I'm surprised to find Wyatt Cutler and Clover Grove in Heart's Haven... :)