Welcome back to Bridgeview in this sixth novel in the Urban Farm Fresh Romance series! Over my non-blogging year, I missed introducing you to Books 4 and 5, Wishes on Wildflowers (February, 2018) and Flavors of Forever (September, 2018). If you are on my email list (and if you’re not, why not?!?!) you’ll have seen the announcements as they released. I thought about trying to fill in the gaps here on the blog, but decided against it, for the most part.
But, I’m going to try to do better in 2019 again, blogging every week unless I can’t think of anything to say, in which case, I’ll skip it. A book release, however, definitely classifies as news!
I touched on some sensitive areas in Raindrops on Radishes. Okay, more than touched on. You could say I “went there” on obesity and, to a lesser extent, on adoption. For someone who writes novels all about food, this story was likely long overdue. Yes, I’ve had a couple of heroines in the past who had weight issues or thought they did, namely Sierra Riehl in Sweetened with Honey and Lauren Yanovich in The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker. But, in Raindrops on Radishes, I wanted the heroine’s weight to actually affect the story, not just to be an interesting fact about her.
Who better to pair this heroine with than Peter Santoro, part-owner of Bridgeview Backyards, a small business growing veggies in backyards for the purpose of filling subscription boxes and selling at farmers markets? Definite built-in conflict from the beginning if Sadie, the heroine, is not only overweight but hates veggies!
About Raindrops on Radishes
Family lawyer Sadie Guthrie snaps up a heritage house with a backyard perfect for relaxing with her caramel espresso and cinnamon rolls. Now some guy is digging in her garden and thinks he has a claim to it. For vegetables! Too bad he doesn’t realize he’s taken on a veggie-hating attorney in her den.
Urban farmer Peter Santoro had a deal with his elderly neighbor to cultivate her yard for his business, but when she dies and the property is sold, the new owner refuses to honor it. Peter is torn between his need for income and an attraction to the hard-hitting, plus-size lawyer, but is his interest for all the wrong reasons?
What’s a guy to do when his arch enemy invites him to escort her to a fundraiser for his favorite charity? And how can Sadie ever trust that an active guy like Peter could actually fall for an unhealthy girl like her?
Raindrops on Radishes is available on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Google Play, and iBooks. Coming in paperback before the end of February.