Update on my new novella Orange Blossoms in December – Dedication to Ruth Ann Nordin

A quick update on my new novella, Orange Blossoms in December (available for pre-order late fall, in time for Christmas Delivery):

Along with my regular dedications to Jesus and Mary, and my husband Domenick, I’m dedicating this novella to Ruth Ann Nordin, my friend and fellow-writer whose encouragement and inspiration have kept me creating and writing my stories. Ruth is a prolific writer in all genres, especially Historical Western, Contemporary, Regency and Fantasy Romances, from young adult to mature adult. Her stories uplift, entertain and inspire.

Thank you, dear Ruth.

Here is the book cover and back cover blurb:

Attie looked at the clock. Too late, she thought. Way too late. Spinsterhood might have its good points; it might not be so bad, she thought with a deep sigh.

If truth be told, she was not unattractive. Dark brown hair that she parted at the crown so it bobbed softly over the tips of her shoulders. Dark eyes nicely spaced over a nose a tad bit larger than she preferred. And a finely shaped mouth to frame a set of good teeth when she smiled. All in all, a pleasant faced woman, whose smiles men returned affably, respected, and quickly forgot about. Conversation-wise, she tried, really tried, but soon they grew bored, or she did. Whatever impassioned her, left them disinterested, and vice versa.

This past spring, her mom and dad had gifted her an orange plant to keep in the corner of her small patio. She tended it carefully, making sure it received lots of sunshine and water, and whispered to it daily. But as was her fate with plant life, not unsimilar to her lovelife, the leaves stayed green and fresh, but no blossoms, and no oranges.

Brendan looked at the clock. Too late, he thought. Way too late. Bachelorhood might have its good points; it might not be so bad, he thought with a deep sigh.

If truth be told, he was not unattractive. Dark brown hair somewhat on the curly side. Dark eyes nicely spaced over an average greek nose and a well-defined mouth to frame a set of good teeth when he smiled. All in all, a pleasant faced man, whose smiles women returned affably, respected, and quickly forgot about. Conversation-wise, he tried, really tried, but soon they grew bored, or he did. Whatever impassioned hm, left them disinterested, and vice versa.

This past spring, his parents had gifted him an orange plant to keep in the corner of his small patio. He tended it carefully, making sure it received lots of sunshine and water, and whispered to it daily. But as was his fate with plant life, not unsimilar to his love life, the leaves stayed green and fresh, but no blossoms, and no oranges.

Can Attie’s and Brendan’s guardian angels put their wings together and solve the problem?

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About dorothypaula

Come into my world of adventure, romance, inspiration, nostalgia, science fiction and fantasy, time travel, and the paranormal, and sensual clean romances (rated "G" and "PG"). You will find it all in E-books and Paperbacks by Paula Freda. http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/dpfenterprises.com/ Paula Freda, homemaker, mother of two grown sons, and former off-the-desk publisher of a family-oriented print small press, (1984 thru 1999), The Pink Chameleon, that she now publishes on line, was raised by her grandmother and mother, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. Even before she could set pencil to paper, she would spin her stories in the recording booths in the Brooklyn Coney Island Arcades for a quarter per 3-minute record. She states, "I love the English language, love words and seeing them on display, typed and alive. A romantic at heart, I write simply and emotionally. One of my former editors kindly described my work, '...her pieces are always deep, gentle and refreshing....'" Among the print publications in which her work has appeared are D'Youville Poetry Anthology, Clover Intl Poetry Competition, Small Press Writers & Artists Org. (SPWAO) Showcase II 1984, Nom de Plume, Labyrinth (1984), Harlequin Digest (a quarterly sent to Harlequin book subscribers during the 1980s), The Sacred Heart Messenger, Standard, Affaire De Coeur, Mid Island Times (hometown newspaper). On line, Peridot Books, The Romantic Bower, Romance and Beyond, and Alternate Realities. During February 2001 she taught an online class on writing at Topica.com. From 1985-1994 she coordinated writers clubs at two of her local hometown libraries. She further states, "I love writing, despite that I still have much to learn, and am grateful to any editor who takes the time to help me improve my skill. Although I've no fancy that I will ever be famous, or even want to be, my hope is that my writing will bring entertainment and uplift the human spirit. If someday in the future, someone reads my work and feels the better for it, then I have fulfilled myself."
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One Response to Update on my new novella Orange Blossoms in December – Dedication to Ruth Ann Nordin

  1. That is such a lovely dedication. Thank you!

    I can’t wait to read this book!

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