April is the debut month of my first series with Love Inspired books. Rekindled Romance is book number one in the series set in a fictional small town in south central Mississippi called Do Over. Dover for short. My inspiration for came from Canton, Mississippi, a city north of Jackson famous for its Fall Flea Market and Victorian Christmas lights display.The first three books focus on the Durrant siblings - two brothers and a sister. Each of them grew up in Dover but left to pursue their careers. One by one they return home and find a second chance at love – a Do Over. Their father owns the local hardware store and their mother is active in local politics and civic organizations. The family also operates a ministry called Handy Works, that voluntarily do home repairs, yard maintenance, and other work for needy residents.
Oldest brother, Matt Durrant, is raising his two children after cancer took his wife. When his former fiancé moves in next door Matt’s old resentments flare. Years ago she dumped him without warning and broke his heart. He’s not eager to renew the old friendship. His kids however, think Shelby Russell is way cool and when she has to step in as their babysitter Matt struggles to cope. Neither Matt or Shelby can forget their old feelings, but the obstacles between them might be too large to overcome.
Book Two – Restoring His Heart, will be released in June of this year and tells the story of the baby sister, Laura Durrant, a building contractor and restorationist who must teach a rich adventure to repair the historic town gazebo he accidently destroyed. But Adam Holbrook isn’t what she expected and that complicates her life.
I hope you come and visit the Durrant’s and spend some time in Do Over where the town motto is Faith Family and Friends.