Carolyne Aarsen here and I'd like to tell you a bit about my latest release. A Father in the Making is the third book in the Hearts of Hartley Creek series where I finally get to tell Mia Verbeeks story. Mia has made a few showings in some of my other books and I'm glad that she finally gets her own story. Mia is the mother of two boys and twin girls and after her flower shop and home burns down, she ends up having to stay, with her children, on her friend, Evangeline's, ranch. Trouble is so does Evangeline's future brother-in-law, Nate. Nate is a rambling man who prefers not to be tied down. Mia has been burnt by her ex and feels the only way she can take care of her kids is to keep her heart to herself. But when her son, traumatized by the fire, connects with Nate, Mia is forced to work with him for the sake of her beloved son. As they spend time together, they realize each other's strengths. But can they put past hurts behind them?
One of the fun things I did with this book was finish the story of a secondary character, Captain Jeff Deptuck. Captain Deptuck is a real life fireman who bought a chance to be featured in one of my books at an auction that my son's training class held for the Stollery Children's hospital in Edmonton. He wanted to initially be a villain, but when I met him at my son's graduation ceremony I realized I couldn't do that to him. Jeff shows up in all three of the books and in this last book he gets his own, happy ever after. I hope you have a chance to read A Father in the Making. If you want to find out more about me and my books, stop by my website, www.carolyneaarsen.com.
Take care and happy reading.