Which Man Deserves to Win Maggie’s Heart?

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Who are the Men in Maggie’s Life?

The last thing Maggie Galloway was looking for when Thomas Harper moved to town was romance! But it’s quite difficult to avoid meeting a man when your son and his wind up in a fistfight!

Thomas Harper has been a widower barely a year when he moves to Stone Creek to set up shop as an apothecary. His four unruly children, ranging in ages seven to thirteen, rule the day. Without the love of his life, Bess, by his side any longer Thomas seems lost. But more than anything he loves those children and wants to bring order to their lives.

When a serious illness overtakes him, Maggie is persuaded to care for Thomas and his family, much to his chagrin. He might hide it, but he can’t deny the attraction he feels to the lovely auburn-haired spitfire of a woman.

Simon Baker By Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24753951

Enter Giles Prescott, Midwest Regional Director of the Silver Leaf Flour Company, all the way from Chicago. He’s in town to award Maggie her second-place Silver Leaf pin for a national baking contest, but it turns out the mysterious gentleman could be someone from Maggie’s past. Perhaps he’s sticking around for more than just the ceremony. When Prescott commands a fair amount of her attention, Thomas isn’t convinced he’s good enough for Maggie.

Which one will deserve to win her heart?

When my publisher asked for a picture portraying my hero, I came up with Simon Baker. He fits the description of Thomas most closely and has a charming smile.

Theo James By Christopher William Adach from London, UK – WiPe – random_-7, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32538564

They didn’t ask for an actor for my antagonist, but for my storyboard I added Theo James to portray Giles Prescott. Not so much like the hero, Four, of the Divergent series, but think of the brooding dark eyes of Kamal Pamuk, who’s clandestine meeting with Mary on Downton Abbey nearly led to the destruction of her reputation.

Every romance needs a strong hero with a little vulnerability. And if there’s a male antagonist competing for the heroine’s affections, he needs to be a sigh-worthy and mysterious opponent. Is he a good guy? Or will he lead the heroine astray?

I’d love to have you share your thoughts on this!

Secrets and Wishes releases from Heritage Beacon Fiction, an Imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, on Oct. 2, 2017.  Stay tuned for a special offer I’ll soon be announcing for those who pre-order the book. It’s now available on Amazon HERE.

Next week, join me as Karen Wingate shares her testimony of God’s working in her life to celebrate the release of an anthology which will contain her complete story.











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  • Marilyn R

    Whoa! Secrets and Wishes is going to be an awesome book to read. Simon Baker is a perfect choice for Thomas. I’m so glad I pre-ordered Secrets and Wishes. Hopefully the book will arrive quickly after the release date.

  • kerouser@gmail.com

    Marilyn, thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. So glad you’re
    looking forward to reading Secrets and Wishes. I hope it will arrive
    quickly for you too. I enjoyed Simon Baker in his role in The Mentalist,
    but it took me a while to realize he fit Thomas’ description fairly well!

  • Ann Ellison

    Whetting my appetite to read it

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