Fall Into Romance!

Fall Into Romance!


Welcome to my stop on the Fall into Romance Blog Hop (follow the other fantastic authors participating by clicking right here: FALL INTO ROMANCE)

As for me, fall and romance both play a part in the Dream Series books.  Two of them take place in the fall – DREAM FAMILY takes place in early September, and DREAM REUNION in mid-October.

DREAM REUNION is the more romantic of the two books – it features a look back at how and where Sara & Brian first met, way back in college.  And it also features something that comes up throughout the series – having “the talk” about the birds and the bees.  In this book, though, Sara finds herself having to give that talk not to one of her children, but to a friend her own age (33 years old at this point in the series):

Janet keeps hold of my arm and pulls me away and back towards the Botanical Gardens.  I follow her down the path into the Gardens, wondering how far in she’s going to go before she feels that it’s sufficiently private.

The answer is, pretty far.  There’s definitely no one anywhere near us when she decides it’s safe and sits down on a wooden bench underneath a bare tree.  I take her hands in mine – they’re shaking – and I ask, “Janet, what’s going on?”

She opens and closes her mouth several times before she’s able to get a sentence out.  “I don’t know how to ask this, Sara.  I – you have no idea how hard this is.  But I need – I have to ask someone.”  Her face is as red as her hair now.

“Janet, it can’t be that bad,” I say, in my most soothing voice.  It doesn’t help one bit.

“Yes, it is!  I’m – I don’t know what to do!  I don’t know anything!”

I know she hasn’t had much of a love life, but this reaction is still bizarre.  “Janet, I told you yesterday.  You’re a doctor, you’ve handled everything life has thrown at you, and you’d be a great catch for any man.  What’s the problem?”

She doesn’t answer for a while.  She sits there, letting me hold her hands, staring at me with terrified eyes.  Finally, she takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, opens them, and says, “He – he’s going to want me to come back to his apartment with him tonight.  I know he is.”  I knew that already.  I still don’t understand her terror.  “I – Sara, I – I haven’t – I – I’ve never – I…”

No.  That’s not possible.  She’s my age.  She’s thirty-three years old.  She can’t be saying what I think she’s saying.  Even if it does explain her nerves, and the dreams, perfectly.  “Janet?”

“Sara, I’m – I’m a – I’ve never…”

As with all the books in the series, Sara figures out what to say (read the book to find out what she does say!), but, of course, this moment is only practice for what will come in later books, when she has to grapple with the impending love lives of her teenage children…

Thanks for stopping by, and if you leave a comment on this post, you’ll be entered in a giveaway for an audiobook copy of any of the Dream Series books that are available on Audible (the first five novels, and a short story, so far).

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