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ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE
First published in 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a RITA® Award-winning author of thirty novels, including her bestselling Bullet Catchers and Guardian Angelinos series. Her critically acclaimed books have been published in numerous languages and recognized with multiple awards including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and the HOLT Medallion, all for best romantic suspense. She currently lives on the east coast of Florida with her husband and two teenagers.
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Q&A with Roxanne St. Claire
Your heroines are great friends. Are they inspired by women you know?
None of the Barefoot Bay characters are based on “real” people but the concept of how powerful and life-changing female friendships can be is at the core of the series. I’m blessed that I definitely drawn from my real life in that regard. I simply can’t put into words what my girlfriends mean to me — I would get all teary talking about it. I have “BFF” from THIRD GRADE who I talk to every week, I have friends from college, my single years, my young mom years, and now, writer friends. My girlfriends are a source of joy, laughter, comfort, and stability that I treasure as much as family. I wanted every book in the Barefoot Bay series to capture the sense of completion we get from girlfriends.
What’s been the secret to keeping the Barefoot Bay series fresh and interesting, both for fans and for you as the author?
I hope I do! The island seems to be ever-expanding, so that helps to introduce more secondary characters and give the whole place more color. Also, each book MUST stand alone — that is absolutely essential for me. And I refuse to delve deeply into the other characters’ stories because I don’t like when series books slow down for “recaps” of what happened in earlier books. That is just my approach to a series and I hope it works for readers. I want the books to all have the same tone/feel so readers start to know what to expect…but every story is completely different and every romance has its own pace and passion. More than anything, I want to tap into a wide range of emotions and issues, so that readers never get bored on their visits to Barefoot Bay.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When you think you know your heart’s desire . . .
Tessa Galloway is a gifted nurturer-her verdant garden at Barefoot Bay’s new resort is living proof. If only the woman who can grow anything could grow what she wants most: a baby. Her friends think the right guy will come along, but Tessa doesn’t want to wait. All she needs is the perfect donor to make her dream come true. Then John Brown is hired at the resort. If anyone could make beautiful babies, it’s this gorgeous, mysterious man. So why does Tessa suddenly find herself wanting so much more?
Can you give up all your dreams for love?
It’s been three long years since John Brown had to leave his old life. Forced into the witness protection program, he’s desperate to be reunited with his toddler twins. When he gets that chance, there’s a catch-he must prove he’s got a steady job and a new wife. Landing a gig as a chef in Barefoot Bay is easy enough. And falling for lovely Tessa is even easier. The hard part? Can he win the heart of a woman who prizes honesty-when the truth may shatter it?
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Genre: Romance – Contemporary
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Series: Barefoot Bay (Book 4)
Number of Pages: 448 pages
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