Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Idea of Love

The Idea of LoveIdgie Says:
Read this from the first page:

"The towns blended together now. This one felt like the others, all dense light having to find its way through leaves and crowded branches. The briny water in rivers and tributaries, in basins and bays, rose and fell twelve feet or more with the shift of moon and Earth. Parceled plots of concrete-colored sand appeared and disappeared with the tides. And the marshes, winnowed out from one another, separated by swaths of blue-gray water, teemed with life."

Do you not feel completely immersed in the land?  I surely did - I wanted to be right there, immediately.  Such is the power of Patti's writing. 

As for the story itself, it's easy to see - as one becomes more immersed into it - that it's never the best thing to start a relationship out on a pack of lies.  That generally comes back to bite you.   

Patti's strong suit is writing relationship stories.  With this one she continues her domination of the genre.

Click HERE for an excerpt!

St. Martin's Press
June 23, 2015

 As we like to say in the south,"Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story."

Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love--until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writers' block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to.

When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate. In Ella, Hunter finds the perfect love story, full of longing and sacrifice. It's the stuff of epic films. In Hunter, Ella finds possibility. It's an opportunity to live out a fantasy - the life she wishes she had because hers is too painful. And more real. Besides. what's a little white lie between strangers?

But one lie leads to another, and soon Hunter and Ella find themselves caught in a web of deceit. As they try to untangle their lies and reclaim their own lives, they feel something stronger is keeping them together. And so they wonder: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?

 Short Story!

So, you know that for me, characters live with us long after the book is over. Ella Flynn was no exception. Her life and her story have stayed with me, and so I wrote this short story about her and her mom. THE SUNFLOWER ROOM takes place in Ella’s childhood, long before we meet her in THE IDEA OF LOVE.

This was a special being offered with pre-orders. 

If you have already purchased your book, follow this link to get the free short story.