Please welcome my friend, Janis Lane, today! She’s a wonderful lady and I’m so excited to share her with you today!
When Cheryl realizes her new next-door neighbor is someone she loved as a young girl, she immediately puts the brakes on her emotions. Never again would she allow the gorgeous hunk of a man to break her heart.
Ruggedly handsome Detective David Larkin isn’t used to pretty ladies giving him a firm no. He persists, even as Cheryl fights her own temptations. The two struggle to appreciate each other as adults, even as they admit to deep feelings from their childhood.
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Gardening Spoken Here
Within my newest novel, Whispers of Danger and Love, I’ve allowed one of my characters to borrow my knowledge of plants. Cheryl Esterbrook, as a landscape designer, spouts (or should I say sprouts?) information regarding gardening, plants, and flowers enthusiastically. She’s also a strong, single woman stubbornly choosing the role in life that makes her happy, in spite of resistance from her family and friends, even though she is vulnerable to a hunky detective who has moved next door. The detective is a childhood sweetheart. With all the history between them, they must work to acknowledge their adult selves and each other. The peace of the garden is disrupted by the friction between the two main characters as they struggle to adapt.
I had so much fun writing this story, discussing plants, and mentally pushing large machines around that I am tempted to do it all again. My day job is working with plants, and I have delighted in loaning Cheryl all my knowledge and expertise for her chosen profession. Hopefully readers will derive as much enjoyment from this cozy mystery liberally sprinkled with ‘garden jargon’ as I did.
Janis Lane and spouse live on several acres at the edge of a small town in Western NY.
She enjoys working at her son’s plant nursery on days when she is not writing. As pen name, Emma Lane, she writes Regency Romance. As Janis Lane, she is the author of the Detective Kevin Fowler Cozy Mysteries, Murder in the Neighborhood, Murder in the Junkyard, Whispers of Danger and Love (Fowler makes a cameo appearance) and soon to be released, Murder on Blake Hill.