If you're a regular blog reader, you know that the 3rd book in my Hometown Heroes series, Labyrinth of Love, releases next month. May 5, to be exact (sqee!!). What you probably don't know is how long it's taken me to write this book. I actually started thinking about the concept back in 2008 (I told you it was a long process). I picked up a newspaper, saw a tiny article in the upper left corner of an inside page, and after I finished reading it, thought Wow. That would make a great story.
Want to know what the article was? Married Couple Discover They Are Twins, Separated at Birth It's an interesting phenomenon, one I've read a lot about in the last few years. The only problem is, you can't really write a romance novel about incest. And this couple didn't get a happy ending, at least not with each other.
I still wanted to somehow explore this concept -- the not-knowing, the secrets we find out about each other -- in a book. That became the very loose foundation for Labyrinth of Love. I think I wrote the story about 4 or 5 times, each time changing the plot line and the setting significantly. This final, almost-finished product is truly a labor of love. Warning: it['s not a traditional romance, for a few different reasons. But it is about love and faith and devotion, and it does have a happy ending (actually, two happy endings, since there are two love stories in this book, told 60 years apart).
So....want to know how I turned a story about a brother and sister falling in love into the next Hometown Heroes romance novel? Stay tuned on May 5!
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