Second Chance Family
Mitch Hammond is a man of his word. And as far as Cora Beth Collins is concerned, that's a problem. The stubborn sheriff has vowed never to love again, for fear of wounding someone else. The most he can offer Cora Beth is marriage in name only. And with no other way to adopt two runaway orphans and keep her patchwork family together, she accepts.Mitch is doing the honorable thing. So why does it feel so wrong? Despite his intentions, Mitch is starting to want more from Cora Beth…and from himself. For in her trusting eyes he sees everything he hopes to be—as a lawman, a father and a husband.
Where is your favorite place to write?
At my dining room table.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for my own pleasure for as long as I can remember. If you are asking how long ago did I begin to think in terms of writing with an eye toward publication, however, probably about twenty years or so.
What inspired Second Chance Family?
The hero and heroine of this book have been secondary characters in two earlier books - The Christmas Journey and The Proper Wife. I liked them from the very beginning (as did my editor!) and thought they needed a story of their own. But it wasn’t until I was well into the second book that I began to figure out what their deep down goals and drivers were. Once I had that figured out, I was ready to tell their story.
I love being able to read more about secondary characters so I am glad you chose to write this book!
What are you currently working on?
My publisher invited me to participate in a three book continuity along with two other great authors, Renee Ryan and Cheryl St. John. The series will feature three sisters who immigrate from
Ireland to in the 1850’s. Mine is the third book in the series and focuses on the older sister. It’s a new period and new setting for me but it’s been lots of fun. America
But before that one comes out (mid-2012), I’ll have a story in the Once Upon A Thanksgiving anthology that Love Inspired Historical is releasing in October 2011.
What is your favorite past time?
You mean besides reading J. I enjoy watching movies and browsing through estate sales.
What household chore do you dislike the most?
What character trait do you enjoy writing about the most?
Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess it would have to be a character’s personal sense of honor - what that means deep down to him/her and how it manifests itself in the choices he/she makes.
Thank you Winnie for joining us today. I enjoyed getting to know you and hearing about your new release! I can't wait to read it!
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