A house is a home when…
What does a house or a home mean to characters in a book? With the upcoming release of my fourth book in the Swallow’s Fall series, The Turnaround Treasure Shop, I decided to go outside my four walls and ask my neighbours - authors of contemporary and historical fiction.
Over the coming days special guest authors talk us through A house is a home when...
It's TUESDAY and I'm welcoming FIONA LOWE!
(And there's a giveaway too.)
“Award-winning author Fiona Lowe writes contemporary romances about real people in unusual situations. Whether her books are set in outback Australia or in the USA, they feature small towns with big heart, family and warm and likeable characters that make you fall in love.
Fiona’s books are published with Berkley/Penguin USA, Harlequin, Mills & Boon and Carina Press.”
Character bio: Millie Switkowski, RN and medical student, is home for her clinical rotation, and she’s determined to make this summer so much better than last. She’s got a year of medical school under her belt, her diabetes is under control and she’s kicked her crazy crush for Will Bartlett, who only ever treated her as “one of the guys.”
The House: A small guest house at the bottom of her parent's garden with a kitchen, living area, a bedroom with an ensuite, and a deck with a spa bath.
Excerpt from Truly Madly Montana by Fiona Lowe:
Millie took the short but familiar walk from what had once been her parent’s guesthouse at the bottom of the yard, up toward the main house and her childhood home. Over the last few years, the guesthouse had become her apartment whenever she was living in Bear Paw. She appreciated her parents' generosity especially now she was studying to become a doctor and was required by her scholarship to spend her summers working in Bear Paw.
What makes a house a home for Millie?
A place where she can be herself without causing anyone else pain or grief and she can be free of guilt. Oh, and the icing on the cake would be the delectable, gorgeous, Will Bartlett.
Read Chapter One of Truly Madly Montana over on Fiona’s webpage http://www.fionalowe.com/index.php/truly-madly-montana
The Medicine River Romance series by Fiona Lowe
The back cover blurb of Truly Madly Montana:
Summer in Montana brings heat with a chance of romance in the new Medicine River Romance from the award-winning author of Montana Actually
Sexy and charming Australian doctor Will Bartlett will do anything to help out a friend, even if it means moving to Bear Paw for the summer. Some small-town hospitality, and the uncomplicated friendship of his co-worker, Millie, is just the ticket to shake off the restlessness that’s been gripping him lately.
Millie Switkowski, RN and medical student, is home for her clinical rotation, and she’s determined to make this summer so much better than last. She’s got a year of medical school under her belt, her diabetes is under control and she’s kicked her crazy crush for Will Bartlett, who only ever treated her as “one of the guys.”
But when Will turns out to be Millie’s supervising physician, without warning the summer gets a whole lot hotter than either of them anticipated. With both of them holding onto thorny secrets, can they walk away with their hearts intact?
Thank you so much coming over and sharing with us, Fiona – I’ve bought my pre-order copy.
You can find all the links of where to pre-order your copy, and find out more about award winning Fiona Lowe and her books over on fionalowe.com webpage or pre-order Truly Madly Montana.
Leave a comment to go into the draw to WIN a copy of one of Fiona's backlist books
(winner's choice of book) courtesy of Fiona Lowe.
Open to Australian postal addressees only. Good Luck!
And pop back tomorrow to see the next of my special guest authors and discover what a house or home means to a character who was a beautiful young Saxon noblewoman who vowed to protect her land and her people - whatever the cost.
Jennie, in the company of Fiona Lowe x
After you've left a comment for Fiona, why not visit USA & Australia bestselling author Anne Gracie from Monday's post and read about The Spring Bride
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones