I’m happy to welcome Helen Lacey back to the blog today. She’s just released the third book in her Crystal Point Series, HIS-AND-HERS FAMILY. Just like her previous books, MADE FOR MARRIAGE and MARRIAGE UNDER THE MISTLETOE, this book promises to be a riveting read, full of drama and emotions. Helen stopped by today to tell us a little about the new book and she’s also giving away a signed copy to one lucky commenter. So make sure that you leave a comment after reading this post.
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Helen, your latest book is set in the same place as your previous two. Are you planning to write more books set in the same town, Crystal Point? Yes, absolutely! Book four comes out in August and it’s also set in Crystal Point. After that, I have several more planned.
That’s exciting. Where did you get the inspiration for this story? When I wrote the first book in this series, I’d planned for Fiona, the heroine in His-And-Hers Family, to have her own story down the track. Back then, all I knew about her was that she’d given her baby up for adoption when she was a teenager, but wasn’t sure where this would gowhen it came to actually write her story. It was a television show about people finding their after adoption that gave me the idea to use the family reunited theme.
Can you tell us something about your two main characters? Fiona is a bubbly, likeable schoolteacher who gave up her baby for adoption when she was just fifteen. She has many friends but is still very much alone. When she has the chance to reconnect with her fourteen year old daughter she doesn’t expect she’ll also fall head over heels for her daughter’s uncle. The hero, Wyatt, is all business and has been burned badly in the past. Although he does find it hard to resist Fiona. Getting these two reluctant people together was such fun.
Can we look forward to more books set in Crystal Point in the future? Yes, for sure. Date with Destiny, which is Grace and Cameron’s story comes out in August.
Can you see yourself moving away from Crystal Point in the future? For the moment I’m concentrating on my Crystal Point series. But I definitely have plans to write another series, which is about four brothers, in the near future.
What’s your writing routine? I write every day. It’s my career and my passion, but I have a fairly business like approach to the work. I try to write at least one thousand words a day and edit as I go. And although I’m not exactly a plotter, I do tend to mull a story in my head for at least six month before I write it.
Fifteen years ago, Fiona Walsh made a choice: to give her daughter up for adoption. But she’d never given up hope of meeting her little girl. So when opportunity for a reunion came knocking—in the form of her daughter’s tall, dark and sexy uncle—she opened the door to her past…and found true love on her doorstep! Businessman Wyatt Harper liked his life carefully ordered, with details falling neatly into place. As Cecily’s guardian, her welfare came first. Yet his searing attraction to Fiona turned his entire world upside down—it was unlike anything he’d ever felt! This could be for keeps. But Wyatt had been burned before, badly. Could Fiona’s tender ways win Wyatt’s scarred heart—and make them into a family?