Jasmine's Place Issue No. 14 - December 2014 - Page 10

because a big part of my own life is deep and serious, and writing romance is a form of release for me. I do a lot of ministering and praying for others and it can be draining. things. Town councilman Ben Regan is as broken as the flower box Jenna demolished. He’s grieving and wants to shut down the center before there’s too much change and heartbreak. I also realize readers are looking for hope and I think romance is an amazing genre to offer a break from the stress of the day and yet contain hope for those seeking such a thing. They work on community projects and build a slow relationship, but the council needs to vote on the senior canter's future. Can Jenna show Ben both her and the center are worth trusting? Any romantic cues in your life that you take inspiration from? When I first had the idea for Spectacular Falls I was fresh out of college and single. A lot that I write stems from my imagination. My husband is pretty romantic but I don’t think I’ve used any of his sweet gestures in my writing. Yet.  Which chords do you hope your romantic novels strike with readers? That as hard as it is, surrender is worth it. In Spectacular Falls, Ben has to surrender fear and change. Jenna has to surrender what others think of her. She fears she won’t ever belong. Give us a hint about the plot in your newly released novel: Entrusted Jenna Anderson, sassy city-girl, plows… literally…into Adirondack village, Spectacular Falls with a busted GPS. She gets a warning from the sheriff but has ideas for the senior center to prove she belongs in town as their director. These are all themes we can relate to. My hope is readers will feel like the people of Spectacular Falls are friends they can trust, and as the characters evolve, I pray it encouragers readers in their life, too. Thank you Julie for your time. Visit Julie and find out about her books at http://juliearduini.com JASMINE'S PLACE 10