Jackie Marilla writes contemporary romance from the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. She and her husband live on a macadamia nut farm on the island of Hawai'i where they feed a clowder of cats and a flock of hodgepodge chickens. In a past life, she was an elementary school teacher.
Jackie's latest book is called Unleashed Love. Here's a glimpse :-)
Blurb: Unleashed Love (Sheltered Love Series, Book 1)
Glenda Weber is tired of roaming around her big empty house alone. Her volunteer work at the local animal shelter in Cedar Grove, Iowa is satisfying, but she’d give anything to have a companion and a few pets. Too bad her loyalty to her deceased husband prohibits bringing pets into the house and her insecurities about finding new love complicates matters.
When Glenda meets Loman Cejka at the animal shelter and he invites her for supper two times in one week, she starts to gain confidence that she can build a relationship and maybe even fall in love.
Glenda and Loman agree their grown children need to be comfortable with their relationship, so when all four children are home for the town’s 4th of July Celebration, Glenda and Loman make plans to introduce everyone.
Loman is sure his grown kids will love Glenda. She’s friendly and smart and loves animals, including Bert, the family parrot. When his daughter hatches a plan to reunite her divorced parents, Loman has to make a difficult choice—alienate his daughter or give up on his relationship with Glenda.
This is a sweet tale of love and companionship for people who have loved and lost and are looking for something new and something fresh. Both Glenda and Loman are extremely likeable characters and their attraction to each other is really believable and welcoming. Ms. Marilla spins an engaging tale of two people who would like nothing more than to be together but how complications created by others make it difficult for them to attain their dream. Loman has a tough choice to make and the question is: will he make the right one? Read this story to find out. It is a heartwarming tale of love and romance when you're really not sure you will ever find it again. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Buy Link: amzn.to/1Jt5NBC