My latest blog for the RRBC’s Pay it Forward week focuses on Cheryl Phipps. As a young mother with three small children, Cheryl Phipps escaped the daily chaos of motherhood through her beloved romance novels. She loved being whisked away from nappies and wiping noses to exotic locations filled with suave heroes and feisty heroines, and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties and life-affirming true love.
Her bookshelves still hold those favourite authors – Nora Roberts, Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly – plus new-found favourites who write stories that echo Cheryl’s own values: family always comes first and life’s struggles and challenges are always surmountable through love.
Cheryl’s three children have now grown up and have families of their own, leaving her free to pursue her dreams of writing novels. She lives in a quiet suburb of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, with her wonderful husband, who she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts), and their turtles Rose and Jade. She enjoys taking walks with her husband, dinners out with friends, and, of course, weaving sensual stories that celebrate the joy of love, family and resilience.
Here are a two of Cheryl’s books with synopses:
Finding Liam: Prossers Bay Series
Driven apart by tragedy
Max has been in love with Abby forever and marrying his childhood sweetheart was a dream come true. But a series of devastating life events have driven a wedge between them and their marriage has gone from passionate togetherness, to leading separate lives.
Rekindling their romance
Abby fears her she can never be the wife that Max deserves, but when a Christmas miracle happens, she’s offered the chance at creating the family she’s always wanted. Is it too late for their marriage, or will these two wounded souls have a second chance at happily ever after?
The Millionaire Next Door
A woman afraid to trust. Sacha Prentiss is not interested in men, and family are not on her list of priorities. Both seem too damn hard after she catches her now ex-husband in bed with her younger sister and besides, running your own company takes a lot of time.
Meeting up with the sexy guy next door, and unable to forget him, disrupts her workaholic life, so when he tries to reunite her with her sister, Sacha has one more reason to push him away.
A man who doubts he has enough love to share. Lucas Marshall is captivated by the gorgeous Sacha – but there’s a problem. He loves his sister more than anything and can’t understand Sacha’s reluctance to give hers a second chance. He loves everything else about her, but family is a deal breaker as far as he’s concerned.
The feisty relationship looks doomed from the start with a woman who’s scared to love again, and a man who has never loved anyone other than his family. But sometimes passion wins when you least expect it – with a bit of compromise, a heavy dose of trust and a love that is forgiving.
Other books by Cheryl Phipps can be found on her Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-Phipps/e/B00IP1DRBU/
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