Digging Deep: Like Honey
My next novel comes out in less than a month—April 3. I’ve mentioned LIKE HONEY a lot here. Here is why: I think it’s my favorite book of all the books I’ve written, and that includes my mysteries. I don’ t know if it’s the characters, the setting, or the plot–or maybe it’s just everything. I loved writing it and hated to see it end. Some writers won’t admit they like some of their own books better than others. I will. And it’s this one:
My main female character, Jennifer, has been in both SAFFRON NIGHTS and CRAVINGS, but in the new book readers will, at first, barely recognize her. She is in Scotland, a widow, and running an ailing honey farm. And the death of her husband of a very short time has taken the spark from her. Gradually it returns—which I think is one of my favorite parts of the book. She emerges stronger and more mature. Readers of the previous books will see that spark return—and then some.
Grayson is also an American in Scotland. But he’s an undercover-agent with a beekeeping past, which makes him the perfect agent to “work for” Jennifer and in reality keeping his eye on her farm—which may or may not be involved in criminal activities. He’s also very alpha, and not interested in a relationship. I think he’s the most alpha of any of my heroes. Yes, Gray is very tough. Witnessing and writing the way he falls for Jennifer might be another reason I love this book.
And then there is Scotland, the farm, the scenery, and yes, even the bees and the honey. What’s not to love about it?
I think it’s fair to say many writers have their favorite books of their own. I’m not tootin’ my own horn here,and I’m not saying it’s a genius book, or that it’s better written than any other book out there. I’m just saying I love it. Sometimes a story just comes from a different, deeper place than others and it stays in you heart for a very long time. This book is that one for me. And it kind of makes me sad to think it might go unnoticed. With all of the great books released everyday—more than ever before—the competition is fierce. So I need reviews. Lots of them. If you think you can review it for me on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads, please let me know. I will gladly send you an advanced copy. You can write me here with your email address or email me at Lizeverly@rocketmail.com. You don’t have to be a “reviewer,” you can be a reader. In the mean time, feast your eyes on some of my Scotland-themed Pinterest boards. Especially this one—Men in Kilts. Enjoy!