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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Yes-These Are Your Grandma's Romances

Yes—These Are Your Grandma’s Romances

by Nancy Fraser 




GENRE: Historical Romance Anthology (Vintage (1950s)






Ah ... the Fifties!


A time of innocence, and the not so innocent. From “I Love Lucy” and “Willy” to “Private Secretary”, “Father Knows Best” and “Bachelor Father”, television and music from the fifties gave us inspiration. Come take a trip down memory lane with these five vintage reads!


Get your romance on, and make grandma proud!


Ed Loves Marnie ~ 1955 - Can this handsome military man convince the single mother to take another chance at love? Or, will their shared memory put a wall between them?


Willa Thomas, Attorney-in-Love ~ 1956 - Will these co-workers be able to tow the company line and forego a chance at love? Or, will they risk everything for love?


Professor Knows Best ~ 1957 - Will this freaky trip back in time to 1957 give her the answers she seeks? Or, only more confusion? How difficult will she find it to navigate being best friends with the college-age version of her own mother?


His Private Secretary ~ 1958 - Can she run interference between her handsome boss, his needy family, and the scores of women trying to bed him and wed him and still remain unaffected by his many charms?


The Bachelor Father ~ 1959 - Will Nanny #5 be the one to finally ace the job, and coax him out of his shell and back into life? And, will a family vacation to Paris fulfill their wildest dreams?








Day 5: The Bachelor Father ~ 1959



“Well?” Haley asked anxiously when Chloe reached the bench where she waited. 


“I got the referral,” Chloe said, “but I’m not sure you’ll want it.”


“Is it for some snobbish, upper crust family from Beacon Hill?” In her mind’s eye, Haley could picture an ornate mansion, resplendent with butlers, maids, and chauffer. 


“No, actually they live in Somerville. And it’s for a widower, Eric Garrison to be exact.” 


“Who is Eric Garrison?” Haley asked. 


The look Chloe gave her was absolutely comical, as if she couldn’t imagine Haley not recognizing the name. 


“He’s a famous criminal attorney, supposedly for members of the Irish mob.” Chloe paused for what Haley expected was effect. “His daughter Winnie is in my class.” Leaning closer so only Haley could hear, Chloe added, “He’s gone through four nannies in the past two years since his wife died. Nobody knows what happened to the last one. She just disappeared.” 


“That’s silly. She couldn’t have disappeared, or it would have been all over the newspapers.” 


“Garrison probably had it covered up. The rich and connected can do that you know.” 


Haley pushed the thought aside; certain Chloe was being her usual melodramatic self. “What’s the little girl like?” 


“Winnie’s very well behaved and artistic. She loves to draw and sculpt clay figurines. And, even at six, she shows amazing talent.” 


“Have you ever met the father?” Haley wondered. 


“No, the last time we had parent meetings, he was out of town. The nanny came for the interview.” 


“The nanny that disappeared?” 


“No. It was her predecessor. Like I said, it doesn’t seem as if anyone stays very long. That’s why I’m leery of you applying. He must be horrible to work for or, possibly, dangerous.” 


Haley snagged the piece of paper from Chloe’s hand. “I’m sure it’s not anything quite so nefarious. I’m going to call for an interview appointment.”


“I’ll worry,” Chloe insisted. 


“I’m not going to take the job if I feel the least bit uncomfortable, I promise.”





AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.


Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.


Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.




Twitter:  @nfraserauthor 


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Ah ... the Fifties!




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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nancy Fraser said...

Thank you so much for hosting this stop on my tour. I look forward to coming back later for comments/questions.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Peggy Hyndman said...

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt!