Book Name: Stepping Stones
Author: Elizabeth Morgan
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Release date: November 6th 2012
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Other Novels: Unavailable
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Author Site: Website, Blog (Shared with Dianna Hardy)
Buying Locations: Noble Romance Publishing: Noble Romance Publishing Amazon, Amazon. UK
There’s nothing like a wedding to bring the family together . . . .
And if it wasn’t her baby sister’s wedding, Margaret West, wouldn’t be returning home at all.
Why else would she go back after six years knowing full well that she has people to face, and explanations to give?
If her parent’s interrogation wasn’t bad enough, the fact that she has to be civil to her foster brother, Adrian, is. Best friends since childhood, they haven’t spoken since he went to America . . . The day before Margaret was supposed to be getting married.
And to make matters worse, her ex-fiancée, William, is the Vicar who will be conducting her sister’s wedding ceremony!
All want an answer from her, and they aren’t taking no as one of them. Why did she run in the first place? Why has she been so angry with, Adrian? Why didn’t she marry, William?
Margaret isn’t even sure she knows the real reasons any more.
Stepping Stones is the sweetest romance I have ever written, or well, written so far. To be perfectly honest I class myself as an erotic romance author, because that is the genre I dabble in the most, but in saying that I like to experiment in different genres; try them out.
As my author tag line says: “I’m not greedy. I just like variety.” And don’t we all?
When I say sweet I don’t mean in that sickly sense that makes people want to gag, or at least I hope that is not the impression that anyone gets of this book. When I say sweet I mean soft; no cursing, or violence, or sex, which if you are someone who has read any of my books, will know that in itself that is rather shocking since most or my books include one – if not all – of these things.
Stepping Stones is an innocent romance, and on a lot of levels it was difficult for me to write. One of those reasons would be that it was a different pace and a different genre to what I am use to, and the other reason would be that this particular story was very family orientated.
I come from a dived home. My mother brought up my brother and me, and during our teenage years my father remarried. Don’t get me wrong, I love every member of my family: close, distant, and extended, but it was difficult to write one side of my characters family. In a lot of ways certain moments were very close to hitting home for me, and I found that I had to actually dive into myself and drag out some of my own feelings – both bad and good – to really make this story work.
Families aren’t perfect, and despite the love we feel for our nearest and dearest, we have the power to deeply hurt each other at times. But we also have the power to forgive our loved ones no matter what they have done, or how much time has passed.
This book is sweet, because first and foremost Stepping Stones is about family; about the relationship between parent and child, and between siblings. It’s about regrets, and realizing mistakes; realizing you are sometimes wrong. It is a story about second chances; about retracing one steps and moving forward with life. It’s about accepting what the heart wants, and realizing that love isn’t simple, and that it doesn’t always make sense even if it is staring us right in the face.
Elizabeth lives in a small country village in Cheshire, England, with two cats. You will always find her on the computer, blasting music and writing away. She started life wanting to be an actress because she loved performing. She enjoyed nothing more than being able to make people laugh, to distract them from reality for a few hours. She studied Musical Theatre in college, but during her second year, her mind started to overflow with ideas for scripts and she began writing plays. Slowly over the following three years, she was writing more and more, channeling her imagination into more detailed manuscripts…
Here she is, years later, hiding away like a hermit, writing like crazy and loving every minute of it.