Good grief, it's been a long time since I wrote anything for this blog. I guess I just needed a strong enough reason to stop working on my current novel, which is due very soon, to devote my writing time to something else. And now I have that reason. The subject is novellas, and I have a particular one to recommend.
I've written one novella, The Gentleman Takes a Bride, so I know how difficult it is to fit an entire story into roughly a third of my usual word count. It's a challenge that many authors take on with great success, as in the case of four talented ladies: Laurie Alice Eakes, Pamela Griffin, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Gina Wellborn. Add to that my love for all things Scottish, and I've found a book I'm proud to promote: Highland Crossings. Here are four stories that reached out and grabbed me because some of my own ancestors were from Scotland, and I can imagine their struggles, trials, and adventures as they came to this wild land called America to make new lives for themselves.
As you can see from my previous post last September, Laurie Alice Eakes is one of my favorite authors, and her stories always take me on a grand adventure. Her novella is the second one in the book, following a delightful setup story by Pamela Griffin. The other two authors are also skilled at making the romance reader's heart beat faster. Be sure to look for Highland Crossings, newly released from Barbour. You'll be glad you did.