Thanks for stopping by. Today, the lovely Jennifer Slattery has stopped by to share her information for her latest release, Restoring Love. Check out the Interview and leave a comment for Jennifer!
Blessings to you!
About the Book
“Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst nightmare, and she s also working on restoring something herself. As he struggles to keep his business afloat and she works to overcome mistakes of her past, these two unlikely friends soon discover they have something unexpected in common, a young mom who is fighting to give her children a better life after her husband’s incarceration. While both Mitch and Angela are drawn to help this young mother survive, they also find themselves drawn to each other. Will a lifetime of regrets hold them back or unite them and bring redemption along with true love?”
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The title, the premise, and Mitch the contractor showcase your restoration theme. Care to share how the theme came about?
You know, I’m not entirely sure. My husband and I have watched and enjoyed restoration shows on television, so maybe that plays in to it. I also stumbled upon a house in Omaha one day, Bianca’s house, that was for sale and in need of renovation, and I think the story morphed from there.
It’s in a transitional neighborhood located not far from a cute, historical area called the Field Club Historic District—a neighborhood with cobblestone streets, old growth trees, and homes characteristic of the Midwest. So I suppose you could say I fell in the love with the area, and then the story developed.
Oh, that sounds gorgeous!
What are you currently reading?
It’s actually a secular book recommended by a friend–Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s not the best book I’ve read, but it’s kept my interest well enough, and the plot is interesting. Prior to that I read Thin Ice by Irene Hannon—that was phenomenal!
Love Irene Hannon!
What’s next for you on the writing front?
I need to buckle down and get back to writing! I’ve been doing a lot of ministry and speaking stuff, and my writing has taken a hit. But I have begun crafting the bones of a cowboy romance that pairs a small town handy man and hardware store owner with a big city stained glass artist and historical painting restorer.
Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it.
Which character in Restoring Love did you most identify with?
Hm … I think I identified with them each in some way. But I loved Virginia the most. Whenever she came on the page, I couldn’t help but smile. She’s the type of lady I’d love to sit with over coffee! Oh, the wisdom she’d impart! We all need at least one Virginia in our lives!
What are three elements that are always present in your writing?
I think surrender always plays a big part, and maybe because this is a continual theme in my life. And romance of course, because, well, I’m madly in love with my real-life hero. I think I also tend to write about women discovering who they are or what they’re meant to do, and maybe because that was a big part of my walk with Christ, and the only reason I’m writing now.
Last, but certainly not least, what is it about the contemporary setting that draws you in?
Oh, I love diverse settings! That’s what makes reading (and writing) such fun! We can travel all over from the comfort of our beds! 🙂
So true! My favorite part as well. Thanks again for visiting!
About the Author
Visit with Jennifer online at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.