About the Author:
Maryland author Linda Windsor has written some twenty-nine historical and contemporary novels for both the secular and inspirational markets, but she is most noted for delivering â€œThe Lift of Laughter and Spiritâ€ in her modern inspirational romances.
A Christy finalist and winner of numerous industry awards, Linda has written for Multnomah Publishing (historical fiction and contemporary romances), Barbour Publishing (romcom novella), and Westbow Press (the Moonstruck romantic comedy trilogy). Wedding Bell Blues the first book in her new The Piper Cove Chronicles series, is featured on Avon Inspire’s launch list.
In addition to writing and doing fiction-writing workshops at conferences across the country, Linda continues a music and lay speaking ministry started by her and her late husband, and she is a part-time financial analyst. She also works on â€œas desperately neededâ€ home improvement projects on the 18th-century-plus house that she and her husband began restoring in 1986. Wallpaper and paint are definitely in her near future.
LINDA WINDSOR LOCAL APPEARANCES:
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
Jack’s Religious Gift Shop
701 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Gospel Shop
800 South Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801
Ellen Brittingham isnâ€™t sure true love exists until she contracts to do the landscaping of the estate of the sophisticated widower next door, Adrian Sinclair. Adrian has it allâ€”at least on the surface, Heâ€™s engaged to a beautiful woman who helped him build a successful business and heâ€™ll soon have a mom for his troubled son Pete.
Yet, from the moment Ellen rescues a stranded Adrian on her Harley, his well-ordered world turns upside down, cracking his thin faÃ§ade of happiness and revealing the void of faith and love behind it. Even more, his son seems to have his own sights set on Ellen â€“ as his new mom.
As Ellenâ€™s friendship grows with Pete, she realizes that his father is about to marry the wrong woman for the right reasons. And despite her resolve to remain â€œneighbors onlyâ€ with the dad, the precocious boy works his way into her heart, drawing Ellen and Adrian closer. Close enough for heartbreak, for Peteâ€™s sake!
But how can her heart think that Adrian Sinclair is the one when heâ€™s engaged to a sophisticated beauty who is everything Ellen isnâ€™t. When Ellenâ€™s three best friends see sheâ€™s been bitten by the love bug, they jump into action and submit her to a makeover that reveals the woman underneath her rough exterior and puts her in contention for Adrianâ€™s love.
But Ellen must ask herself whether sheâ€™s ready to risk the heart that sheâ€™s always held close. Will Ellen be able to trust that God brought this family into her life for a reason? Or will her fear of getting hurt cause her to turn away from Godâ€™s plan and her one true chance at love?
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