Sharing Background on Once Upon a Remembrance
From Grace's website:
Women of Strength trilogy, 6 members of one extended family bounding through time, encountering all kinds of twists and turns ~ to finding love!
Back in the 1980's and 1990's I began reading what for me was a new type of book, time travel romances. Constance O'Day-Flannery and Jude Devereaux. After reading A Knight in Shining Armor I found myself hooked on the genre. I absolutely loved the time travel idea in a romance story and decided to write my own unique time travel. The idea for Once Upon a Remembrance was born in small degrees. The original version was over 100,000 words and I decided to pare it down, edit certain scenes out, until I had the finished product of today. I enjoy placing my heroines in difficult situations that they must use their wits to figure out how to survive and flourish. Imagine being dropped in an earlier century. Imagine the confusion this would cause when everything familiar in your life is swept away!
Isabeau is a modern woman from the present time who is thrust into an earlier time. Hawk Morgan, a man from that past era, is in danger from an unknown killer. Complicating matters is his memory loss stemming from a brutal attack on him several months before Isabeau arrives. I love the South, so I placed them in the 1890's Virigina in the James River area.
Isabeau tries to unravel the mystery of how she ended up in the past, but all she knows for sure is that somehow she was summoned by means of a "devil board", a variation on a modern day Ouija Board. As Isabeau tries to help Hawk discover who is intent on killing him, she begins to care deeply for this man. What she doesn't know is that Hawk has secrets of his own, but they're locked inside his memory loss.
I love creating twists and turns in plots, internal angst and casting doubt on the character's motives. However, one thing my main characters try to do through the story is act with integrity. If you enjoy paranormal elements mixed with romance, a harkening back to manners and simpler times of the past, you just might enjoy Once Upon a Remembrance. Thank you.
Grace writes about strong women facing life altering issues and the men who love them. Her Women of Character series are 4 stand alone contemporary romances: Echoes from the Past, Once and Always, Heartstealer and Wishing on a Rodeo Moon, all available as ebook at Smashwords and Kindle.
The Women of Strength series is a paranormal/time travel trilogy, Once Upon a Remembrance, Book 1, out now! Book 2 Soulmates Through Time (coming late 2012) and Book 3 Treasure So Rare (coming in 2013).