Julianne MacLean

Here is an author I’ve loved since I read her first novel, Shades of Honor, back in 2002. At the time I was a debut author with my first romance novel Prairie Bride, and I had the great pleasure of meeting Wendy Lindstrom at an RWA conference when she was nominated for a Golden Heart award. She went on to win that award, sold her novel to a major New York publisher, and later went on to win a prestigious Romance Writers of America Rita award for Best First Book.

Now here we are, many years later, and I still love her emotionally compelling, heartfelt stories as much as I did then. How wonderful that those older titles are available again to a whole new generation of readers to enjoy, and I have it on good authority that Ms. Lindstrom is hard at work on a brand new book in the Grayson series that will be available in the summer of 2014. I can say without hesitation that I will be first in line to order it.

In the meantime, here’s a description of THE LONGING, a beautiful romance that will warm your heart. Enjoy! (Note: If you’re reading this blog on April 10, 2014, you’re in luck because the book is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. See links below…)

Romantic Times 4-1/2 Star Top Pick!

A marriage of convenience…and intoxicating desire. He would show her every shade of love.

The last thing sawmill owner Kyle Grayson wants is a marriage of convenience, but a stroke of rotten luck leads him straight to the altar with his competitor’s daughter, Amelia. Burdened by guilt over his part in her father’s death and an intoxicating desire for his new wife, Kyle doesn’t think things can get worse—until his beautiful bride refuses to consummate their vows. Amelia’s struggle to hide her emotional wounds brings out the protector in Kyle, drawing them into a spirited romance neither anticipates. As they unravel a mystery at the mill and their own conflicted feelings, unexpected secrets threaten to shatter their fragile marriage. Can Kyle fan the flames of their fiery attraction into passion—and love?

“This author’s talent shines through on every page!” —Detra Fitch

“An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story…impossible to put down.” —Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub

“Deeply emotional, quietly captivating” —John Charles American Library Association.

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