The big question is, when is a collection of novellas written by various authors not a box set? You know I’ve participated in quite a few in the past several years (Love Brings Us Home, Splash, Summer of Love, Home for Christmas, Love’s Gift…). All but one of these has disbanded, and We’ve Only Just Begun may not last much longer, so if you haven’t read my novel that started it all, Raspberries and Vinegar, don’t delay! But I digress.
Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley LOOKS the same from the outside, but it’s different on the inside, in four main ways.
1. Each of the six novellas in the collection is set in the fictional town of Arcadia Valley, Idaho. You’ll find overlapping characters, events, and settings.
2. Each of the six novellas is the prequel to a three-novel (not novella) series set in Arcadia Valley. Each author chose one aspect of the foodie movement to center her series around. As a group, we have one novel releasing every single month through July, 2018.
3. Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley is planned to be a longterm, ongoing collection and will be available in paperback.
4. Because this is a big project with lots of books, we set up a website for it. Over there, you’ll find out more about the series each author is working on, plus the cover and description of the first book in her series. We’ll be building an archive of photos, recipes, tips, and maps as time goes on. Visit Arcadia Valley Romance.
Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley includes:
Spring’s Blessing (Seasons of Faith) by Mary Jane Hathaway
Life gets complicated for Charlotte MacGregor when a motherless child and a handsome widower encroach on her carefully laid plans. Will she keep her heart above the fray, or take a leap of faith?
Loaves and Wishes (A Baxter Family Bakery Romance) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Inheriting her friend’s Bed and Breakfast in Idaho is a second chance to succeed, but falling for the farmer next door wasn’t in the plan.
Sheltered Hearts (Romance from the Heart) by Lee Tobin McClain
A curvy jilted bride gets stranded in a snowstorm with a handsome restaurant cook who’s not what he seems to be.
Sow in Love (A Garden Grown Romance) by Valerie Comer
A real estate consultant’s ideas for fulfilling a living trust are shot down by the elderly greenhouse owner’s grandson, but some of the arrows piercing her heart come directly from Cupid’s bow.
The Scent of Romance (Legacy of the Heart) by Danica Favorite
A high-powered lawyer must convince a woman determined to protect her family’s legacy to sell the family farm to his father’s development company, but finds his heart leading him away from everything he’s spent his life trying to accomplish.
A Romance Rekindled (A Homegrown Love Story) by Annalisa Daughety
When a formerly engaged couple find themselves thrown together after more than a decade apart, neither of them are thrilled about it. Can they let go of the past and consider a future together? Or are there some wounds that cannot be healed?