October 31, 2016

Janet Ferguson COTT Blog Tour

Guest post By Janet W. Ferguson

I love the beach. It’s like God opens a treasure chest and sprinkles jewels around for us to discover. Shells, porpoise, heron, sand dollars, starfish, sunsets, the ocean breeze, sea turtles, glowing jellyfish, the stars and the waves as constant as His love, and so much more. After dark, I like to grab a flashlight and find little crabs at night. I promise I don't hurt them, but I might chase them a little. Good times.

I wanted to write something funny after writing Tackling the Fields, which was a painful book to write, and I have these nice friends, who started asking me to go with them on “girls’ beach trips” to Fort Morgan a few years ago. Bless them forever for that kindness. This story grew in my imagination while on one of these trips. On the Fort Morgan, Alabama, beach, I stood watching a while a storm blew in. I pictured a lonely and quirky romance writer, the queen of bad dates, running back to her little beach cottage. Yes, my brain works a little bit differently than most.

The perfect hero instantly came to mind for her. Sam Conrad. He appears in all three of the first stories of the Southern Hearts Series. He’s a bit jaded and snarky and tends to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Imagine the fireworks when they’re thrown together. Maybe even Blown Together by the weather.

And that’s how it all started. Did I mention that I love the beach? It’s my happy place!

About the Author:
Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children’s minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.

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About the Book:

When love storms in…

Wealth manager Sam Conrad is accustomed to his domineering father ordering him around, especially at the bank where they both work. But when his father demands that Sam manage the inheritance of his bossy ex-fiancée, Sam has finally had enough. He leaves in search of a new life, and attorney Big Roy Bosarge from Mobile, Alabama agrees to mentor Sam on his quest for direction. Sam didn’t expect to be thrown together with Big Roy’s eccentric and opinionated daughter.

Storm damage forces lonely romance writer Elinor Bosarge and her hairless cat, Mr. Darcy, out of her Fort Morgan Beach cottage. She plans to take refuge in the boathouse on her parents’ estate, but finds the place already occupied by one of her father’s “projects.” She’s shocked her father would allow another young man onto the property after his last mentee robbed her family and broke her heart. And from the moment she meets Sam Conrad, they disagree about everything from her cat to how to best renovate a local nursing home.

Between her mother’s health issues and the hurricane brewing in the Gulf, Elinor feels like her life is being ripped apart. It doesn’t help that she’s falling for the man she’s determined not to trust. Sam finds himself drawn to Elinor, wanting to help her and this new family he’s grown to love. But can he overcome the barrier she’s built to keep him out? When the storm rages and the two of them are blown together, can Elinor find the faith to open her heart again?

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