Family of His Own by Catherine Lanigan #HarlequinHeartwarming #Romance @PrismBookTours @CathLanigan
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He’s ready to settle down…with or without her
Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he’s always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she’s been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn’t even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn’t feel like a future. Maybe it’s time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her…
June 24th: Launch
June 25th: Brooke Blogs & Reading Is My SuperPower
June 26th: It’s All About the Romance & Hearts & Scribbles
June 27th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford
June 28th: Rockin’ Book Reviews & Mel’s Shelves
June 29th: Getting Your Read On & Thoughts of a Blonde
June 30th: Paulette’s Papers & I Am A Reader
July 2nd: Becky on Books & deal sharing aunt
July 3rd: Sylv.net & Wishful Endings
July 6th: Heidi Reads…, Inside The Mind of An Avid Reader & Nicole’s Book Musings
July 7th: Grand Finale
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.
Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.
Currently, she has published eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling,Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.
As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.
FAMILY OF HIS OWN
The Faerie Book Tour
It was nearly six years ago when I started creating and building many of my characters for Indian Lake. Granted, there are some new ones, such as Isabelle’s entire family. They’re all new and I’m getting to know them now and you will, too, as we move into the future. Isabelle was quite vivid to me. Right from the beginning, I knew I wanted her to paint faeries. Not the little baby looking cutie pies inside flowers and laundry baskets, but real, honest to goodness faeries. I know…you are asking…are they real? Or you are asking, “Come on.”
Did you ever see the movie “Fairy Tale”? Mel Gibson produced this TRUE STORY set during World War I in which two little English girls insist they’ve seen faeries. They construct little house for the faeries and bring them food. One of the girls takes a camera to the mossy creek and snaps pictures of the faeries flitting around. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed the girls. So did Houdini. It was quite the controversy during the war. The photographs were later debunked, though one of the girls, Frances Griffiths, took a fifth photograph later in her life and declared on her deathbed that the faeries were real.
One of my doctors, here in my town, has a photograph taken by a friend of hers of a bridge near here with a brilliant fairy-looking image dancing on the wooden planks. I could go on. But you can see where my inspiration came from.
In addition, I have always been awed by artists. When I was in high school, my best girlfriend was an artist. I hung out with the kids in Art Club and I helped paint sets for the school plays. I did the “fill in the blank” parts and trust me, not much was “artistic” coming from my hand. But I had an eye for color, balance and design. In college I roomed with artists and leaned more than I can tell you. I went to their showings. Helped set up their sculptures and displays. I listened and learned. Many of my friends throughout my life have been artists and still are! They make my life colorful and they continue to push the boundaries of my thoughts and break through my rusty, outdated opinions.
I am fascinated by how artists see the world through so many refracted and reflective prisms. And that’s how I saw Isabelle. She is one of those gifted people who can’t be restrained. So when Scott proposes to her, she doesn’t see it as liberation to love, freedom to explore her heart. She saw diapers, drudgery and her time being gobbled up by people who need her.
What comes to her is that when she is in her “zone” and she’s trying her new oils, and she paints a fantabulous, ethereal faerie wearing a blue “stained glass” looking skirt and huge wings to match, she stands back and is shocked to see that she’s painted a male faerie who looks exactly like Scott. In fact, over the years, she’s ALWAYS painted Scott.
It’s not until he distances himself from her and starts raising the kids that Isabelle sees how much a part of her life, her soul he’s been.
– 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally
– 1 winner will receive a tote bag and three Shores of Indian Lake books: Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling and Sophie’s Path (US only)
– Ends July 11th