Summers Family Affair

About the Book by Cynthia Gail


Jenny Cohen defines successful independence: she put herself through college, couldn’t ask for better friends, owns a consulting firm, wears designer clothes, and just moved into her dream home . . . But she’s alone, except for her ailing mother whom she supports in a nursing home. As the marketing consultant for Chester, Dorsey & Tanner, she’s surrounded by male attention. Too bad it’s the overly-protective big-brother type.

Architect, Craig Stone, hasn’t looked at another woman since his wife passed away four years ago. His time is taken—building a career while trying to be both mother and father to his eight-year-old son. But when his appointment with the largest development firm in Nashville is double-booked with a black-haired beauty, he finds himself reaching for new possibilities.

The attraction sets off more fireworks than the Fourth of July. Yet, their relationship is riddled with issues neither one of them expected. Somewhere in the middle they must find a way to compromise or let go of a chance for love they may never find again.

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Cynthia Gail shares with us her most memorable moment in her writing career:

I have two wonderful moments to share. The first occurred in 2010, when I broke down and told my best friend my greatest secret—that I’d written two romance stories. I’d been writing for a whole year at that point, but felt silly, too chicken to tell anyone. Even though I’m an avid reader, I’m a math/science girl at heart and probably the last person anyone would think of as a romance author. So telling her felt like an unveiling of sorts. The best part—she didn’t laugh. She squealed with genuine excitement. And suddenly I didn’t feel awkward or bashful anymore. I only felt pride for the accomplishment and knew that I was going to do something with it.

The second wonderful moment was in 2011, when I opened an email from Soul Mate Publishing that said “I love your book and want to publish it.” It was almost surreal. Between that day in 2010 and my submission to Soul Mate in 2011, my best friend introduced me to a Harlequin author who did freelance editing. That author pointed me toward RWA and my local writing chapter, plus gave me an invaluable critique and a writing-craft reading list. I took at least a dozen on-line classes and rewrote my first book, turning it into two.

Now, it’s 2015, and I’ve released the third book in my Music City Hearts series, Summer’s Family Affair (Music City Hearts Series Book 3). I’ve started book four, Fall’s Redeeming Grace; I have a novella, A Love for all Seasons, half finished; and I have a stand-alone title, Sweet Tooth, in the works.

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About the Author

Photo Cynthia GailMy husband and I live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with our three dogs. When I’m not working or writing, I can be found with family and friends. I love to bake in the winter, grill in the summer, and on occasion, I sneak away from everyone and curl up with a good book.

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14 Responses to Summers Family Affair

  1. Mai T.

    Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

  2. Sue

    Sounds like my kind of read!

  3. Thanks for having me today!

  4. Rita Wray

    I enjoyed reading the post.

  5. Patrick Siu

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Betty W

    I really enjoyed reading about your most memorable moments as an author. I know that you must have been thrilled beyond measure when you read that email! Congratulations and happy writing!

  7. What a blessing to have a good friend that supports you! Congratulations on all your success!

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