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***Premiering as Sweetest Heart on the Hallmark Chanel 9 PM ET***
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His homecoming is bittersweet…for both of them
Café owner Maddie Strong is finally ready to take her burgeoning cupcake business to the next level. With the help of handsome businessman Alex Perkins, her future’s all mapped out. Until her first love comes home.
At seventeen, Maddie adored Nate Barzonni with her whole heart and soul. But when he asked her to elope, she’d said no—she couldn’t let him throw away his dream of becoming a doctor. Then he vanished from her life for eleven years. Now the cardiac surgeon has returned to Indian Lake asking for a second chance, and Maddie has to choose between her new life…and the man she never stopped loving.
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About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, TOO CLOSE TO THE FIRE (2018) and MY RACING HEART (2019).
The Hallmark Channel will air HEART’S DESIRE on March 17, 2018.
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. 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. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com. Visit her at www.catherinelanigan.com, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter@cathlanigan.com, Pinterest, Goodreads and Google+.
MY FAVORITE ROMANCE MOVIES
Obviously, hands down my favorite would have to be ROMANCING THE STONE. Here it is 34 years later and it’s still a classic. The story still holds up and it’s funny. The lines are classic.
And so is the story. Even though the movie has been out of print for three decades, the movie is available on Amazon on DVD. So is JEWEL OF THE NILE.
For those coming to this blog, here’s an interesting tid bit. This past Wednesday, I had my pre-interview with the producer of HALLMARK HOME and FAMILY SHOW. Milena was terrific and we got along like old friends. Can’t ask for more than that. She asked me if there was anything in Romancing the Stone that was mine, since I’d written the book from the screenplay.
I had to tell the story about meeting Kathleen Turner when I first arrived in Los Angeles. I’d never been to LA and was in awe to begin with. There are all kinds of amazing stories that happened on that trip. Truly, I will always feel that I was guided by God and the angels every step of the way. That was a destiny trip. On the plane, I sat across the aisle from Alex Hailey who wrote ROOTS. I ask you what are the chances? He and I talked for four hours! An amazing sweet and very intelligent man. He hugged me when we got off the plane. And outside the plane, on the tarmac was a white limousine for Alex and a dark blue limousine for me. I was on cloud 99!
I digress. So, I walked onto the sound stage at 20th Century Fox Studios and here was beautiful Kathleen sitting on a stool, a makeup person fixing her makeup. (Which she didn’t need. She was radiant).
I had an “entourage” person to introduce me to everyone…and to make sure I didn’t get into trouble, I guess. He said, “Kathleen, this is Catherine Lanigan. The writer.”
Well, she jumped off the stool and very excitedly said, “Thank God you’re here! First they told me you’d be here last week. Then they said it would be next week. I’m dying to talk to you. We have to have lunch.”
So on the break, we went to the commissary with Holland Taylor, who was just as or more radiant than Kathleen…this is why they call these ethereal beings, “STARS”.
Kathleen then says, “I’m having a fight with the director. He wants me to cry at the beginning of the movie and I don’t want to do it.”
Astonished, I said, “Why not?”
“Because, I don’t believe a romance writer or any writer would cry over their book.”
I said, “Goodness. I cry all the time. We have a joke in our house that there’s never a tissue, never toilet paper or paper towels because Mom is always crying over some scene she wrote.”
So, if you remember that scene when she DOES cry when she writes THE END, Joan goes around her apartment and she has no tissues, no toilet paper, no paper towel. Then blows her nose on a post a note. (Which was another question Kathleen asked. Did I use note cards?
I said, “That’s too organized. My walls are a blizzard of post a notes.” That got in there, too.
So, yes. ROMANCING THE STONE is my favorite. Then again, there’s CASABLANCA. GONE WITH THE WIND—TITANIC—PEARL HARBOR-ALWAYS-MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION….
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