Crushed by a broken heart ten years ago, Cleo Tanner walked away from her acting dreams and now leads a quiet, secluded life in Seattle. Sylvia, her best friend from college, is trapped in a loveless marriage, distraught by her inability to conceive a child - until an adoption agency owner in relentless pursuit of Cleo offers to help.
Just as Sylvia begins to experience a profound love that only a mother can feel, a detective approaches Cleo with disturbing questions about the adoption agency. Determined to protect her friend, Cleo jumps into a dangerous investigation that forces her to confront the ghosts of her past.
Bestselling author Tess Thompson, whose debut novel Riversong touched the hearts of readers worldwide, delivers a captivating and suspenseful tale of the possibilities that await us in life and in love - if we can find the courage to get off the sidelines.
A toast to friendship, motherhood, mended hearts and new beginnings, Caramel and Magnolias reminds us it's never too late to reawaken the heart.
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When did you know writing was for you?
When I was young and read my first book and subsequent novel, I fell in love with stories in written form. I was first a reader – the kind so passionate about books it was all I wanted to do – sit in my mother’s big green chair and become absorbed. Later, as so often happens with avid readers, we feel an urge to write, like a scratch in the middle of your back you can’t quite reach. The only way to get relief is to begin to write. After a time, if you’re a real writer, you find you cannot stop, even on the days when it’s hard or you are sure you’re a hack. Writers know because they cannot live without it, no matter commercial success or not.
What inspires you?
I get ideas from the news and real people in my life. I’m inspired by the ordinary, the simple acts of courage so many people exhibit on a daily basis. Nothing moves me more than those who have been through hard times and come out the other side to continue to love and fight for a good life in spite of the slings and arrows of this sometimes difficult journey.
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Tess is offering one winner at each blog an e-copy of Caramel and Magnolias and a grand prize of print copies of both Caramel and Magnolias and Riversong. I will chose winners from comments at each blog after the tour is open and post the winner in the blog post. The Rafflecopter below is for the grand prize.
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