Book 4, Pacific Waterfront series: One minute George was sailing single-handed down Canada's west coast, willing the salt breezes to show her how to go on living without her husband. The next she was being pulled from the waves by the lighthouse keeper and drawn into a magic existence with Lyle and his daughter. Lyle offered George love and the home she'd never known - but did she dare love again?
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Vanessa Grant talks about writing Stray Lady
"I got the idea for Stray Lady while I was writing my fifth romance novel, Jenny's Turn. Jenny was miserable in love with a hero who never seemed to notice her, and I needed someone to shake Jenny out of her hopeless love and get her far enough away for the hero to realize how much she meant to him. I reached for inspiration and Jenny's phone rang. When she picked it up, there was her cousin George. Like the hero of Jenny's Turn, I didn't realize at first that George was a woman. As a matter of fact, George and her guitar caused me quite a bit of trouble while I was writing Stray Lady. Here's a woman sailing around the world and afraid to stop because she's running from her grief. George's story unfolded for me as I wrote Jenny's Turn and I had to take a firm hand with this restless woman to stop her from taking over her cousin's romance. "Just step back," I told her firmly. "This is Jenny's story, not yours. I'll do you next, I promise." Once Jenny's Turn had been shipped off to my publisher, I was finally free to let George loose and as soon as I put her on the page of her own book she started causing trouble for me again. How on earth could I get her to stay in one place long enough to fall in love? I hope you enjoy reading Stray Lady as much as I enjoyed writing it." Vanessa Grant
Originally published in hardcover by Mills and Boon Limited. Now available as a Kindle eBook
"I love writing fiction - it's the perfect occupation for someone who can't decide what they want to be when they grow up. With each new story, I get to explore a new world." Vanessa Grant's love affair with writing fiction began at the age of 12 when she decided to write a novel of her own, sitting up in bed using the typewriter she'd been given for her birthday. Not a computer, not an electric typewriter, but a then-state-of-the-art manual typewriter. The story ground to a halt on page 50 but Vanessa never forgot the excitement of bringing her own characters to life. In 1985 Vanessa's novel Pacific Disturbance was published in hardcover by Mills and Boon. She now has over 10 million books sold and has been translated into 15 languages. She also has written what one critic described as, "by far the best writing book I've ever read." Writing Romance, published by Self Counsel Press, won the Under the Covers Best Writing Book Award, and is currently in its third edition. Over the years her love of storytelling and curiosity about people led Vanessa to study psychology, volunteer on a crisis line, complete individual and relationship counselor training, volunteer as a peer counselor for a family life organization, and tell stories about life, love, and secrets. Vanessa is also a university professor, a publisher of educational materials and eBooks, and has given workshops to writers' groups in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. Vanessa and her husband live on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest with their two Australian Shepherd dogs.
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Book Description Muse Creations Inc, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1927909759