Montlake Author Cindy Kirk!

I'm thrilled to welcome Cindy back to the blog with her latest release...

Celebrated hairstylist Marigold Bloom knows how to tease beauty out of chaos…until her own life becomes untamable. After losing her prestigious job in Chicago, Marigold returns home to Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her plan to lay low and consider her next move is complicated by an unexpected blast from the past.
Sheriff Cade Rallis has never forgotten the blissful weekend he spent with the irresistible Marigold in Door County. Seeing her again is like a one-two punch to his heart, and he knows he can’t lose her a second time.
Marigold never meant for her stay in Good Hope to be permanent, and she certainly never meant to fall for Cade. As Valentine’s Day approaches and her dream job beckons, will Cupid’s grip on Marigold be strong enough to keep her in Good Hope? Or will the lure of fame and fortune in the big city prove impossible to resist?


Cindy Kirk started writing after taking a class at a local community college. But her interest in the written word started years earlier when she was in her teens. At sixteen she wrote in her diary, “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be a writer.”

It took Cindy years to return to her first love---writing. Unlike some writers, Cindy wasn’t interested in shorter works of fiction. She jumped feet first into book length fiction. She loves reading and writing romance because she believes in the power of love and in happily ever after. An incurable romantic, Cindy loves seeing her characters grow and learn from their mistakes and, in the process, achieve a happy ending.

Cindy hopes that once you read her books you’ll be able to tell she is an eternal optimist, one who truly believes in the power of love. She invites you to kick off your shoes, pick up one of her books and get to know her.

Jan Schliesman: Do you ever get lost in your own stories?
Cindy Kirk: Yes. I often get lost in my stories. Not only when I’m writing them but once the book is done, I love to listen to it on audio. Seriously, I find myself listening…eager to hear what comes next! lol 

Jan: Name three things on your desk right now.
Cindy: A Contigo coffee mug, a wrapper of a Fiber One Peanut Butter Protein Bar and a bottle of Evian.

Jan: Do you struggle to find fresh ideas or do they come naturally?
Cindy: They come naturally. I find the more I let myself “get lost in the story” the more ideas I have.

Jan: What do you love most about your latest release?
Cindy: One of the early reviewers said it best, “The story of Cade and Marigold is not only a beautiful and romantic love story, it is a story of family, friendship and of what matters most in life.”

Jan: What are you currently reading?
Cindy: I’m currently reading “A Lot Like Love” by Julie James. I love her writing style and storytelling. Yep, I’m lost in the story. J

Jan: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Cindy: I believe in attraction, a chemistry, a connection at first sight. Interestingly, the connection between Marigold and Cade from the moment they met is at the heart of Be Mine in Good Hope.

Jan: If you had the skills to be in any other profession, what would it be?
Cindy: There is nothing I would rather do than write. I had a professional career before I left it to write full time. I’ve enjoyed the positions I’ve had over the years, but writing is my passion.

Jan: Best vacation you’ve ever taken?
Cindy: A Grand Mediterranean cruise that lasted seventeen days and took me to so many countries, it was difficult to keep track of where I was at any given time. I loved every second!  

Jan’s GOTTA ASK: My hubby works for Tombstone/DiGiorno. What do you like on your pizza?
Cindy’s GOTTA ANSWER: Everything but anchovies, please!


UP NEXT: Forever in Good Hope, August 15, 2017

PREVIOUS RELEASES: Christmas in Good Hope, Summer in Good Hope

THANKS SO MUCH, Cindy, for all your great answers. Cindy is offering a copy of her latest release, Be Mine in Good Hope, to one lucky reader!  She'd love for you to answer this question in the comments section below:

Tell me which of these top 3 romance tropes is your favorite: 
1) Friends to lovers 2) Soul mate/fate 3) Second chance at love

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  1. Great to have you back on the blog, Cindy. My favorite trope is soul mates/ fate playing a part in the h/h falling in love!

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  3. Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz CerrilloFebruary 7, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    I've never read one of your books but I would love to win a copy and add you to the list of my favorite authors.

  4. Out of those choices Friends to Married Lovers

  5. I haven't read any of your books. Second chance at love sounds good!