I think I dropped a hint or two about the secret project I’ve been working for close to a year now. I’m excited to say the secret is now out! If you get my newsletter, you’ve already heard – but if you’re not a subscriber, I want to introduce you to Arcadia Valley, Idaho, as well.
Arcadia Valley Romance is a collaboration between six authors of contemporary Christian romance. We’re all writing a novella plus three-book series set in our fictional town of Arcadia Valley, Idaho. Each series will interweave with the others, so characters you see in books I write might get a mention or two in books written by others. Overall, we’re hoping it’ll create a fun town that you can’t wait to get back to.
We’re kicking off the series with Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley. This is a collection of six novellas designed to introduce you to each author’s series. My novella, Loaves and Wishes, will introduce you to the Baxter family. Ruth Baxter moves to Arcadia Valley when her best friend dies and leaves her a bed and breakfast. Her three brothers (Jonah, Micah, and Malachi) come out to visit and, for various reasons, end up relocating. Because baking bread has always been something their family does, they end up starting a Community Supported Bakery (CSB). And it’s that bakery that will feature in the three following books.
We’ll be releasing one book set in Arcadia Valley each month for the next eighteen months — I hope you’ll jump in and come along on the journey with us. We’re having a kickoff Facebook party this evening and, if you have time, we’d love to see you there. There’ll be great prizes and fun conversation as we introduce Arcadia Valley and our books that are set there.
Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley is available for pre-order now.