One of the BEST things about this radio life I’ve crafted for myself is the connections I’m able to make. Taking calls night after night from listeners willing to share their hearts with me has put me in the unique role of connecter. I not only get to connect with my callers, I get to connect them to one another! I love bringing people together, whether it’s a shared passion, like art or horses, or gardening or music… or love and romance!
I believe we are a sum of our relationships and while different people have different levels of need, it is our connections that provide stability, security, and a sense of belonging in a world that often makes no sense at all. I STILL believe in love. I always will.
Whether it’s hearing about, talking about, or reading about love, I’m in! Which brings me to my book club pick for October, a Proper Romance, “To Capture His Heart”, by Nancy Campbell Allen.
September was BUSY, my oh my, so busy! I welcome October, the calming influence of a fall routine, and a few stolen moments with a book that celebrates falling in love…
“Seaside, England, 1886
Eva Caldwell is an accomplished and well-known photographer who often works with the local constabulary to assist in documenting crime scenes, which means she also often works alongside the handsome and charming detective, Nathan Winston. She appreciates his intellect and how he treats her like an equal, but Eva's heart is still healing from a past relationship, so, for now, she decides to keep her feelings for Nathan a secret.
One evening, Nathan arrives on her doorstep asking for a personal favor. Would Eva be available to photograph his mother's legendary, week-long dinner party and matchmaking event? The catch is that Eva would also have to pretend they are courting in order for Nathan to avoid the many single women seeking his attention.
Though wary of the charade, Eva agrees. Spending a week with the two things she loves most--her detective and her camera--sounds simple enough. And if she wants to imagine that Nathan's pretend courtship of her is real, well, what's the harm in that?
But when a criminal from Nathan's past threatens revenge on the detective, Nathan must be extra vigilant to keep his mother and the rest of the partygoers safe. He confides in Eva, and as the two work together to solve the mystery and apprehend the criminal, they find that they might capture more than they expected--each other's heart.”
October, with it’s ever-shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temps, forces us to slow down. Don’t fight it. Let yourself enjoy a cup of tea and a few pages of historical fiction before you begin your daily routine or turn out the light in the evening. “To Capture His Heart” is a fine place to start.
Order: TO CAPTURE HIS HEART