Warm Hearts in Winter by Helen Pollard
Can two hearts thaw on the midwinter moors?
Forced by circumstance into the world of temping, when Abby Davis accepts an assignment in the wilds of Yorkshire as personal assistant to a widowed novelist, she assumes he is an ageing recluse.
Thirty-something Jack Blane is anything but. Still struggling to get his life and writing career back on track three years after his wife’s death, Jack isn’t ready for a breath of fresh air like Abby.
Snowed in at his winter retreat on the moors, as the weeks go by and their working relationship becomes friendship and maybe more, Abby must rethink her policy of never getting involved with someone at work … and Jack must decide whether he is willing to risk the pain of love a second time.
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About the Author:
Helen Pollard writes contemporary romance with old-fashioned heart. She firmly believes there will always be a place for romantic fiction, no matter how fast-paced and cynical the world becomes. Readers still want that feel-good factor - to escape from their own world for a while and see how a budding romance can blossom and overcome adversity to develop into love ... and we all need a little love, right?
A Yorkshire lass, Helen is married, with two teenagers. They share space with a Jekyll and Hyde cat that alternates between being obsessively affectionate and viciously psychotic. Antiseptic cream is always close at hand.
When Helen’s not working or writing, it goes without saying that she loves to read. She also enjoys a good coffee in a quiet bookshop, and appreciates the company of family and close friends.
Favourite books in my genre?
Oh dear … where to begin?
Warm Hearts in Winter is a ‘sweet’ romance, so if I had to pick a favourite author in that genre, I’ve read and reread Mary Stewart’s books. Most of her romances were written in the 1950s and 60s, so they now seem delightfully old-fashioned – but the heroines are feisty, the romance is ‘clean’, and there is usually danger, mystery and a villain to unearth alongside vivid descriptions of the places the books are set. I also enjoyed Adriana Trigiana’s Big Stone Gap trilogy, and recently discovered UK author Trisha Ashley.
I’m not averse to a little ‘sizzle’ in the romance I read either (not erotica, though!) - in which case, Nora Roberts always does the trick. She creates characters you can believe in and root for, and if you don’t mind steaminess and some language, she’s hard to beat!
Find Helen at:
Website & Blog: www.helenpollardwrites.wordpress.com