Friday, May 15, 2009

Orchard Hill's "Forgotten" Romance

Cora Applebaum here, reporting from Orchard Hill.

Seems there's a lot of new readers - and writers - here on the blog, so maybe I'd better introduce myself before I get on to my news.

As I said before, my name is Cora Applebaum and I'm from the small town of Orchard Hill, Wisconsin. Some may say I'm Orchard Hill's "most informed citizen." I don't know about that, but I did help White Rose Author Kara Lynn Russell with her Orchard Hill Romance series. She wrote about one extraordinary year in which 12 couples in our church got engaged!

Now, those of you who have followed the Orchard Hill series are probably counting and only coming up with nine stories. Those are the stories of the nine matches that my friends Pansy and Misty made during there silly competition to see who was the better matchmaker between them. Their own engagements bring the count up to 11.

Still, no matter how you count it, you're going to come up one story short because that story hasn't been told yet. You see, Pansy and Misty had nothing to do with this match. It happened all by itself and so perhaps got overlooked the first time around. But once Kara Lynn got wind of it, she had to know the whole story.

That story - "Susan's 4th of July Fireworks" has recently been accepted by White Rose Publishing. Some of you will remember Susan as Angel's rival in "Entertaining Angel" and you may be asking yourself how such a jealous, scheming female like that end up with her own story?

Remember, "Judge not, lest you be judged." Maybe there are some things about Susan that you didn't know. You'll have to read the story to find out, because goodness knows I'm not one to pass on any gossip. Here's the info Kara gave me:

Pansy and Misty matched a lot of couples in Orchard Hill but not everyone needs their help.

Cal Wensloff has moved back home to Orchard Hill and Susan Schmidt discovers that the crush she had on him in high school is alive and well. The amazing part is that Cal seems to be interested in her, too. But when her father forbids her to see him, and a rival sets her sights on Cal, Susan has to make some hard choices.

The 4th of July is coming up and and she's agreed to play Snow White in the annual parade. Will Cal be her Prince Charming, or will Susan end up alone again?

One way or the other, there'll be fireworks in Orchard Hill this 4th of July.


Nicola said...

Hey, Cora,

I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for telling Kara Lynn about Susan and Cal. It's a great story...also, I know how instrumental your input was on the other Orchard Hill stories. (It's really a shame your name isn't on the cover as well...but I know how humble and private you are, so, I completely understand.) :)

JoAnn said...

I love the cover of your book!