Thursday, August 20, 2009

Romance Byte: Romance on Route 66

Authors: Judith Leigh and Cheryl Norman
ISBN 978-0-9818550-8-0
Genre: Historical

Route 66 is more than a highway. Much more. It’s an attitude and a part of American culture. Although Route 66 is officially off the map (as of 1984), it lives on in sections designated “Historic Route 66″ in many towns along its original route. It also lives on in song and stories.

In this new anthology Judith and Cheryl take readers on a nostalgic journey back to the days of Route 66 with four romacne novellas. There's a variety of story genres: historical romance, time-travel romance, mystery romance and a spirited paranormal romance.

Historical romance written by Judith Leigh. It’s 1949 when David Montgomery travels Route 66 on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Just outside San Bernadino in the tiny town of Cactus Falls, he gets More Than He Bargained For when he has a flat tire beside an orange grove owned by lovely widow Rachel O’Hare. Drawn to her and her adorable twin sons, he’s in no hurry to leave Cactus Falls. But Rachel wants nothing to do with the handsome daredevil. Her late husband lived his short life on the edge, and she’s not about to put her sons through that kind of grief again. The sooner David’s on his way, the better. Or is it?


Return to 1969 Missouri with Cheryl Norman’s mystery romance. Celeste Lucas mourns her husband, a victim of a kidnapping gone deadly wrong the previous year. But she discovers disturbing secrets about the man she thought she knew. Jack Lucas harbors a secret love for his sister-in-law, one he’s tried to forget. Then she shows up asking for his help. Should he tell her his suspicions about his brother, or does he have a serious conflict of interest?


Judith Leigh takes readers back to Route 66 in 1979 with this paranormal romance story. Stone Thunderhawk thinks the new woman in town looks eerily like his dead wife. Author Lynette Sinclair thinks Stone looks like the Cherokee hero in her last novel. The two are co-owners of a house in Forgiveness, Oklahoma, thanks to Shanna Thunderhawk’s will. Why has his wife kept the house a secret, and why leave half the house to a woman she didn’t know? And whose spirit haunts the building? The small-town artist and the New York novelist don’t have a ghost of a chance at romance. Or do they?


Matt Hershey didn’t realize his vintage 1954 automobile once belonged to a guy who jilted his pregnant girlfriend. Suddenly transported to 1959 Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Matt has the chance to make changes in history and save Olivia Carter from a terrible fate.

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