Just this suddenly, it feels like this multi-author project is nearly over, since I’ve already begun writing Harvest of Love, my final story in the series, which will release in May, 2018. It will be hard to say goodbye to the rich world my author friends and I have created in Arcadia Valley, Idaho.
But I shouldn’t start mourning yet! I had so much fun with Rooted in Love, and it was a bit of a challenge to keep Cameron’s twins, who turned seven during the tale, from taking over. Evan and Oliver have been among my favorite characters ever since Oliver put his foot through a splintery old potting shed table back in Sow in Love, and Evan was disappointed it wouldn’t have to be amputated. Now they are giving their dad’s love interest a run for her money, but Alaina is no stranger to kids. She’s worked in childcare since graduating from college, and there’s not much they can throw at her.
Rooted in Love was my first foray into writing a divorced character. Thankfully, I have no experience with that. Sadly, I have friends who do, and they helped guide me through the complexities this added to the plot.
Alaina Silva returns to Arcadia Valley determined to re-root herself in her faith, but that doesn’t mean no dating, does it? She can totally separate the rambunctious twins in her daycare from their very intriguing dad… for a while, anyway.
Divorcé Cameron Kraus has a busy life with a career and two six-year-olds. Now he’s finally scored full-time daycare at the Grace Greenhouse Kids Program, but his overbearing parents are in town for the summer offering to watch the boys. No thanks. Not when Cameron can see the gorgeous program administrator at drop-off and pick-up every day… and oftener.
But when doubts and trials arise, they must dig their roots deep in their faith and love for each other.