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Spotlight #NewRelease "Derailed Hearts" by Darlene Fredette

I'm delighted to welcome a lovely lady and sister rose (from The Wild Rose Press), Darlene Fredette! The Tavern is celebrating her new release, Derailed Hearts! Grab a glass of champagne or apple cider and let's hear what Darlene has to say about her intriguing story...


A Message from Darlene Fredette

I am pleased to introduce Derailed Hearts to everyone. I’ve always wanted to travel from one end of Canada to the other, and in Derailed Hearts, I get to do just that…well, through the eyes of my characters, lol. This story embarks on a journey from west to east coast, and focuses on the Jenn Martini and Ethan Marley, both having family ties in Redford Falls. My inspiration for this book was to introduce the Marley family, who have been mentioned in previous Redford Falls books. Ethan is the eldest of five brothers, and as the oldest, he was obviously my first choice. Ethan is returning home to Redford Falls after a long absence away. He is a single dad, traveling with his daughter, and they meet Jenn, who is also headed to the small town.

I hope everyone enjoys reading Derailed Hearts as much as I enjoyed writing this story and be sure to keep your eyes open for the mysterious matchmaker to make his appearance!

Nana Marley has her heart set on more great-grand babies, and with the help of a folklore legendary rabbit, she might receive her wish.

Single father and ER doctor, Ethan Marley, is ready to put down roots. He and his daughter embark on a train adventure across Canada from west to east coast. Boarding the train, he meets a woman who steals his breath, and he learns that she too is headed to Redford Falls. He is intent on maintaining a friendship only, but Jenn makes his heart race faster than the train.

Fashion designer, Jenn Martini, travels by train to Redford Falls to visit her father. Her plan for a solitude escape derails after meeting Ethan and his daughter. Sharing a confined-spaced cabin sparks an immediate attraction, and by the end of the trip, she longs to be a part of their family. Only as she opens her heart to love, do the scars from her past begin to heal.

With more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, is their love strong enough to overcome the truth behind the accident…and save their future?

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Sneak preview from Derailed Hearts

Avery pointed to herself, Ethan, and then Jenn.

Ethan rested his forehead against his daughter’s. “You want Jenn to come, too?”

Avery nodded.

The little voice in Jenn’s head told her to return to her cabin and to stay clear of Ethan and his daughter. They were as enticing as strawberry ice cream. “I would love to join you.” The words fell from her lips.

Ethan stood and set Avery on her feet.

The child held onto her father’s hand and reached outward with the other.

Jenn accepted the tiny hand and in doing so, she sensed a comfortable connection to this family—a connection she suspected would be incredibly hard to break.


Meet the Author

Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where the summers are too short, and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, or painting, or drawing, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador.

Connect with Darlene here ~

Other Books by Darlene Fredette:

Law of Attraction

Twist of Faith

Hershey’s Choice

His Candy Christmas (Redford Falls Story 1)

Kissed By Winter (Redford Falls Story 2)

Under The Apple Blossoms (Redford Falls Story 3)

A Recipe For Forever (Redford Falls Story 4)

Cherry Red

Finding Home Again (Redford Falls Story 5)


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