Over 50s Romance Fiction, Second Chance Romance, Women's Contemporary Romance

"Dinny's Challenge": a Fresh Start

It’s been interesting to discover that an author friend of mine, who is way more successful than me, is having the same trouble with her current novel as I am. We both suffer from a difficulty to move on from the hero in our previous book to the next one.

Grant didn’t own a horse in the first version. He’s quite a bit older than Fulton in ‘Saving Prophecy’ and his only sport was golf. I hadn’t realized how boring he was until I decided to make him the owner of a beautiful grey gelding. After all, the horses make the book, don’t they?

Dinny’s Challenge is proving a real challenge!

That immediately gave him a snazzier car, an interesting extra hobby, and he is also a member of the volunteer emergency services on the island. I shan’t say which one, but no, he’s not a fireman.

Which brought me to Dinny, who needed spicing up, too. She was under her husband’s thumb for many years, but broke out of her shell after his death. I wasn’t conveying that, apart from having her fulfill her lifelong dream of buying a horse. Now she’s up to all sorts of things, and I’m having a hard time keeping up with her!

Wish me luck as I follow the tricky romance between the two of them.

A New Sinclair Island Romance

The Launch Date for “Dinny’s Challenge” Is Approaching!

Here’s the final cover!

My beta readers are currently running their eagle eyes over the novel and giving me valuable input. After that I shall be sending out ARCs (Advanced Review Copies) to my wonderful Launch Team for their feedback.

All being well, the book will be ready to launch by the end of November.

What’s the book about?

Twenty-nine years ago, Dinny was swept off her feet by the man accusing her fiancé of financial fraud.

When Grant loses the woman of his dreams to his boss, he moves away for good.

Now a widow, Dinny attends a wedding on Sinclair Island, where a chance meeting with Grant rekindles powerful emotions.

He’s never found a woman to replace Dinny in his heart. But when he hints that he was framed by her husband, she feels disloyal for spending time with him.

Yet if Grant is telling the truth, her whole marriage was a sham and she can’t handle that.

When Grant has a riding accident, Dinny realizes she’s still in love with him. But giving into her feelings means facing the sordid facts about her deceased husband. Is she ready for that?

Grant finally convinces her of what really happened and she prepares to move onto the island to be with him.

But then he confesses a secret that sends her reeling. Sensing her love for him is not strong enough to accept the truth yet again, he walks out.

Life for Dinny will be unbearable without Grant. She has to get him back!

But how? Is it too late to salvage their relationship?

When I have the final launch date I shall let you know.