This week I’ve had fun interviewing the characters from my Adirondack romance, Entrusted. Today you have the opportunity to meet bad-boy Kyle Swarthmore.
I visited every weekend during summers. My dad bought a summer home outside Speculator Falls.
Do you call Speculator Falls home?
Yes. Well, during the week I stay in Newark. But lately I’ve been working on acquiring some Adirondack property so I’ve stayed in the summer home. I’m not sure.
Who’s your hero?
My dad. He had nothing and built something of an empire. I love following in his footsteps.
Some Adirondack property isn’t for sale.
Everything’s for sale if the price is right. Do you mean that little grocery store, JB’s?
You and Ben don’t get along, do you?
Ben’s a bit uptight. He doesn’t think I’m a true resident. He’s nervous I’ll take his property because I’ve done it before.
Trish Maxwell was his high school sweetheart. He was certain they’d marry. But they were on-off and when off, I pursued her. Then she up and left for New York City. He was devastated.
What do you think about Jenna Anderson?
I think her many talents are wasted here. She’s a good businesswoman. What she sees in Ben boggles the mind.
What about romance in your life, Kyle?
No time. Father has an ambitious plan and I’m going to fulfill it. Or else.
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This week I’m interviewing characters from Entrusted to give readers a better chance to get to know the characters. Today I interview Sara Bivins, matriarch of Speculator Falls and Ben Regan’s feisty grandmother.
Peaceful. Quaint. Good people. Family.
Like Jenna, you didn’t grow up there. What drew you to the Adirondacks?
God’s leading and my late husband, John. We met at a conference and it was instant. I left my city life to marry him and follow him to Speculator Falls. Together we built JB’s grocery store and raised our girls.
I heard that you went behind the council and placed an ad to re open the senior center, hiring Jenna after one phone interview.
Guilty as charged. I know my grandson Ben is on the council and that he was the driving force behind closing the center. But, I know a good thing when I see it. The center is a necessary part of the area. And Jenna’s the best one for the job.
Did you also give Jenna your late husband’s vehicle?
I did. She needed a sturdy winter vehicle and I had one sitting in my driveway collecting dust. I know Ben was upset to see the truck all over town again, but he got over it.
Is it hard seeing reminders of your husband’s handiwork everywhere? It certainly seems to be a struggle for your grandson.
It was difficult at first but then I realized the store, our hunting cabin, Ben’s home, the truck—they are all comforting. Just as John was. Next to Jesus, he was my rock. I miss him so much but I have the promise that I’ll see him again.
Does Jenna remind you of you? You both seem to have similar backgrounds.
I definitely see some similarities. That girl belongs in Speculator Falls. I can’t wait until she figures that out.
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All this week I’m interviewing characters from my contemporary romance, Entrusted. Today we meet the first person who finds Jenna in Speculator Falls, sheriff Carla Rowling.
By accident, literally. Dispatch told me someone ran over a flower box on Route 8. I went to the scene and it was Jenna who created the property damage. She was relying on her GPS to get her to her new home, and it wasn’t cooperating in the mountains.
If you don’t mind me saying, you don’t really look like a sheriff. How did you become interested?
At the time I needed steady income to support my little boy and I did well on the tests. The rest is history.
I sense law enforcement isn’t your passion. What is?
My son, Noah. He’s everything. I also enjoy dabbling in cutting hair.
You look young to be a mom.
I was a teen mom. I’m not proud of it but I think I’ve provided Noah with a good home full of love.
Speaking of love, is there anyone in your life?
My son, Noah.
Jenna mentioned that Will Marshall seems to find excuses to spend time with you.
I’ve known Will forever. He’s a good guy.
Ben revealed that the paramedic that treated his grandmother was Noah’s father.
He did. I thought Wayne was going to continue to live and work at a distance but he’s in Speculator Falls.
You seem to give just the facts. You don’t want to say anything else about love?
I love Noah. Any other questions?
Is your story next?
Yes. Entangled is my story. You’ll still read about Ben, Jenna and the others, but it’s definitely my story.
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