Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love is such a beautiful gift.

It’s so nice to be back here on this blog. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to introduce my latest superromance, SWEET ON PEGGY. This is the last book in the Life in Eden Harbor series, and a part of my writing life for over three years. How time flies!  

The first book THE DOCTOR RETURNS was all about a past romance between Sherri and Neill that continues to haunt them when they meet once again in Eden Harbor.

The second TO PROTECT HER SON is the story of two people, Nate and Gayle, who were both running away from past relationships and the emotional damage they had caused. Thankfully running away led them straight to each other.

The third, SWEET ON PEGGY is about love at first sight between Peggy and Rory, the excitement, the joy, and the inevitable concern that maybe it isn’t real or it won’t last.

SWEET ON PEGGY has another aspect that is an essential part of their love story. I have always been amazed at how brave and courageous those women with breast cancer are despite the changes their lives and bodies go through once the diagnosis had been made. When I began writing SWEET ON PEGGY I wanted to explore those feelings of disbelief, fear, concern over changes in body image, and how those changes impact a budding romantic relationship. When Peggy meets Rory she is attracted to him, and wants to get to know him better; that is until she learns that she has a lump in her breast that needs to be investigated.
To understand what happened next I asked a dear friend of mine what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer and how she coped. She was very generous in her description of what she went through and how the diagnosis of breast cancer changed her life. Talking to my friend gave me insight into how it feels to face such a diagnosis. Luckily, Peggy’s biopsy was benign.

I’m pleased to announce that I’m about to embark on another journey. My next two superromance books will explore the relationship between mothers and daughters. Hope to see you here soon. In the meantime, please stay in touch.


Stella MacLean

2 comments:

kris said...

Welcome back, Stella!!!!

Kaelee said...

It's good to have you back Stella. I just lost a good friend to breast cancer this past year. She fought a good long fight against it.

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