Birchwood Falls is a small Iowa town, idyllic and old-fashioned. I even drew a map of the town.
As you can probably see, my drawing skills are rudimentary. I don't even do a decent stick figure. But it made taking my characters around town easier. The center courthouse is a classic small town fixture.
The first book in the series was Lost and Found. Hunky Marine Marc Rahn enlisted after his high school graduation to escape the pain of his parents’ fatal car wreck. Now on leave after eight years and multiple Middle East deployments, he returns to his small hometown to put to rest his suspicions that the “accident” might actually have been anything but.
“…Falls, Ioway. Ten minutes.”
So when Norah saw a beautiful small river town outside the train windows, then the sign,
I thought of Brigadoon. And small town home.
High energy Norah Ballard had the stuffing knocked out of her when her fiancé was caught drunk and disorderly at a strip club on the morning of their wedding. Flee... First train out of town...
Mike Banning, low key high school teacher, had just been wandering through life between school and his parents' bar, Ollie's. Norah's appearance in his bar knocked the stuffing out of him!
After her fiancé's betrayal, Norah couldn't have met a more down-to-earth, steady guy than Mike. And "of all the gin joints" in the world, Mike couldn't believe his luck in having the gorgeous, sophisticated woman walk into his.
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