Thursday, April 30, 2015

Starting over is hard no matter when you do it.

Congratulations to "Bn100", the winner in Jennie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Starting over is hard no matter when you do it. 

The heroine in my new book, Tucked Away, is a city girl named Charlie Ryan. She leaves the city and moves to a small town after she inherits a farm in Montana. When she gets there, she finds a lonely teenage girl, a goat named Clyde, a crazy-hot cowboy, and a place she finally feels like she can call home. 

Charlie leaves the city and everything she knows behind and starts a new life on the Tucker farm, affectionately called Tucked Away. She knows nothing about cows, or goats, or how to handle the feelings she has for Zack, the hunky veterinarian who she meets when he accidentally assaults her with a toilet brush and a bag of dog food. 

I love this story and I can relate to Charlie in her move to Montana. When my husband and I graduated from Colorado State University, he got his first job in Montana as a River Ranger on the Missouri River in a tiny town of about twelve hundred people. We packed a small U-haul with all of our belongings, including a gold-fish and our new Samoyed puppy, and towed our orange VW bug to our new home. 

We arrived in late April to a giant snow-storm, had a whopping choice of two rental houses in the whole town, and the closest movie theatre, fast food restaurant and Target were all an hour away. Talk about a shocking arrival. 

Like Charlie, we left behind everything we knew and had to start over. But we figured it out. We made new friends, we had a couple of boys, and we just drove an hour when we craved Pizza Hut or Burger King. And our memories of our time in Montana are some of the best of our lives. 

I’m so excited to share Charlie’s story with you. I’m giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card of the book to a random commenter who shares a time when they had to start over. Whether it was at a new job, a new school, in a new town, or new neighborhood. Share a funny thing that happened or something that made you feel out of place or totally awkward. It’s much more fun to tell now that it’s over. :)

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Charlie Ryan's cheating fiancĂ© left her with a broken heart and even broker bank account. She’s hit rock bottom, but everything is about to change. Suddenly, she’s inherited a Montana farm named Tucked Away from a grandmother she never knew existed. A fresh start is just what she needs—and no men in her future this time, even if the local vet is as hot as a Montana summer.

Zack Cooper is content with his simple life. Running his veterinary practice and raising his daughter are enough to keep him busy, and he doesn’t need a high-maintenance city girl like his ex who plans to sell her grandma’s ranch and split faster than a setting sun. So why can’t he stop thinking about Charlie and her hot-pink cowboy boots…and the way her eyes say she wants to stay while her lips tease him with plans of leaving?

Just when both start to believe love might be worth the risk‪…one night will change everything.‬‬

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About Jennie Marts
Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I Ain't Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, Just Another Maniac Monday and the two newest Between the Pages Novellas-A Cowboy for Christmas and A Halloween Hookup. Jennie is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, and two dogs whose antics often find a way into her books. She is addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos and believes you can't have too many books, shoes or friends. 

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  1. When I got married, I moved to another state, leaving family, friends and a thriving career. My new job meant starting over again, building relationships and establishing networks and the like. It was hard but in the end, it was the best thing to happen, though it didn't feel like it at the time.

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

  2. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing! "Tucked Away" sounds great. As for starting over, when I moved to another country. It's been 8 years and I've never regretted the decision.


  3. I remember being with my first boyfriend for three months. He didn't like me always saying no, so he drove me to his local garage (an hour away from my home) and left me inside so that I was stuck in the car when they put the car up on the hoist. Much as I was upset about it (and afraid of heights), I simply took my romance book out of my purse and read it until they finally brought the car back down. In today's world, they could have been charged. Needless to say, we broke up right then and there, and we both moved on - starting over.

  4. Twice I chose to start over when I moved... new places, new beginnings! Big steps, but happy that I have family around!

  5. a new school

  6. I've started over many times. I taught elementary school for six years and then "retired" when my second son was born. I tried working in an office and then becoming a stay at home mom when the baby started Kindergarten. About four years ago I went back to work as a para educator and I'm loving both my jobs. I help teach reading and writing during the day and write my own books at night.

  7. We had one major start over point where we moved to a new country. The whole learn a new language as well as a new city and making friends was a difficult transition but we came out the better for it

  8. New jobs are always hard to make the switch. I've done that my share of times and getting into the new rhythm of the workplace and the new co-workers always takes the adjustment.

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com


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