Return to Good Hope and a GIVEAWAY with CINDY KIRK!

Happy Friday everyone!  Please join me in welcoming Cindy Kirk to the blog today!  Her latest release is out now, and takes us back to the town of Good Hope.  Read on to learn more, and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the first three books in the series!
Forever in Good Hope
ISBN: 978-1477848777
In the fourth installment of Cindy Kirk’s beloved Good Hope series, a ruse with an old flame grows into romance.
Delphinium “Fin” Bloom returns to her hometown with one goal: get the mayor—her former flame—to approve a location shoot in Good Hope. But business turns personal when the two become entangled in a fake engagement to comfort his ailing grandmother.
For Jeremy, the romantic façade hits close to his heart. Still reeling from the way things ended between Fin and him all those years ago, he sees the fake engagement as an opportunity to get her out of his system once and for all. But instead of laying the past to rest, Jeremy quickly discovers he can’t envision a life without her.

Now engaged to another man, Fin had long ago given up on the dream of a life with Jeremy. Why is it, then, that her fake engagement feels more genuine than her real one? As the sleepy days of summer come to a close in Good Hope, will Fin and Jeremy give love a second chance? Or will the revelation of a devastating secret put an end to the fairy tale?

Read an excerpt here!

Meet Cindy!

Cindy Kirk started writing after taking a class at a local community college. But her interest in words began 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.” After her daughter went to college, she returned to her passion and jumped straight into composing book-length fiction. She loves reading and writing romance novels because she believes in the undeniable power of love and in the promise of the happily ever after. An incurable romantic and an eternal optimist, Kirk creates characters who grow and learn from their mistakes while achieving happy endings in the process. She lives in Nebraska with her high-school-sweetheart husband. 

Lara: How often to you get lost in a story?
Cindy: It’s always my goal when I start reading a book to get lost in the story. I know that it’s happened when I stay up all night not wanting to go to bed until that last page is turned.

In terms of the books I write, I know that I’m lost in the story when my fingers are flying across the keyboard.   
Lara: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
Cindy: I’d love to invite the Bloom sisters to dinner. They’re all so different, but so intriguing and there’s always so much laughter and fun when they’re together. The two people I’d least like to invite would be Eliza Shaw and Anita Fishback.  If you’ve read any of the books, you’d know why those two are on my do-not-invite list.

Lara: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Cindy: I was able to quit my full-time job to write full-time. But the best part is  I’m able to make a living doing what I love.  My passion is writing and I absolutely love it.

Lara: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Cindy:  A romance (either historical or contemporary) with well-developed characters and a fully fleshed out plot.

Lara: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Cindy:  I like to exercise. I walk my Dorkie (dachshund/Yorkie mix), Chico, every day, take a dance aerobics class three times a week and do some strength training.

Lara: What drew you to write in the genre(s) you do?
Cindy:  While I love to read historical romance, all the stories that come to me have always been contemporary.  Someday I may try to write a historical, perhaps something set in the 1920’s. For some reason, that era fascinates me.

Lara: What inspires you daily?
Cindy: I find the idea that I’ve built a whole community of characters that people love (Good Hope) very inspiring. It makes me push forward and make my next series the best it can be.

Lara: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Cindy: I edit my pages listening to piano or cello instrumental but I usually prefer quiet when writing new pages.

Lara: Who’s your favorite villain?
Cindy: I don’t like to read books with “real” villains (the Hannibal Lecter variety)—because when I do, thoughts of them creep into my dreams.  In my books, I’d have to say Anita Fishback is as close to a villain as it gets.

Lara’s GOTTA ASK:  What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile?

Cindy’s GOTTA ANSWER: I’ll be listening to my own book, Forever in Good Hope on audio.  I know it sounds crazy, but I love to listen to them on audio (the narrator does a terrific job!)  JD Robb has Secrets in Death coming out next month so I’ll be reading that one. (I’ve read all the others in her In Death series and I’m not about to stop now) I have a lot of unread books on my Kindle but I’m writing a lot of new pages now, so I think I’ll be doing good to get these two books “read.”

Where can you find Cindy?

What's next for Cindy?

Say I Do in Good Hope. 2/15/18

Sometimes love is right on your doorstep...

Eliza Shaw has never met a crisis she couldn’t manage. If her father thinks she’s going to take his attempt at selling the family home out from underneath her, then he clearly doesn’t know her at all. She‘ll chain herself to the banister if she has to...  

Kyle Kendrick doesn’t have time for the hassle of an eviction. He definitely doesn’t have time for Eliza Shaw’s drama – even if she does look distractingly gorgeous when she’s furious.  His sister is arriving in Good Hope and he needs a home. Now.  

Neither Kyle nor Eliza is thrilled at the idea of sharing the house, but it’s the only sensible solution. Now if they could each just stop fantasizing about their new roommate this crazy plan might just work.  And if they’re lucky, what started out as playing house could end up giving them the home and family they’ve both desperately yearned for.  

Don't miss the first books in the Good Hope series!

Cindy is giving FIVE ebooks (Kindle) drawn from those leaving comments. Winners will get their choice of one of the first three books in the series. 

Thanks for stopping by today, Cindy!


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  2. Would love to win as my daughter Carla recently gifted me with a new Kindle and I need to fill it up with some Awesome books!! This book sounds intriguing. Always love to discover new to me authors. Have a blessed day!!

    1. Hi Glenda, There's nothing better than filling up your Kindle. What a lovely gift!

  3. nice interview

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  4. Enjoyed reading your answers! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your latest release! greenshamrock atcox dotnet :)

  5. I loved this series and can't wait for Eliza's story!

  6. Glenda, BN100, Colleen and Angelia...let me know which of the first three Good Hope books you prefer to receive and I'll "gift" you one via Amazon! Just email me at cindykirk@aol.com Happy Reading!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy!!!! Email sent! :)