Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”
One question authors love to hate is where they get ideas for their books. Half the time we don’t really know. At least I don’t LOL! Sometimes a thought or dream will be the impetus to a story. Then there are news headlines, songs, snatches of conversation overheard in a restaurant or grocery line. The Inheritance was inspired by a single thought: They say life begins at forty but for Rebecca Sinclair that’s far from the truth.
Being the nosy writer I am, I had to know why.
Rebecca graciously agreed to tell me her story and I agreed to write it down.
The result of our conversations is The Inheritance which was initially published in 2007 by The Wild Rose Press / White Rose line. When White Rose became a publisher on its own and then an imprint of Pelican Book Group, The Inheritance made the transitions with ease. It was a great surprise when the Sr. Editor @ PBG wanted to edit and update the book and re-issue it in its 10th year of publication.
And now you know the rest of the story ;-)
After her husband’s death she discovers a future she never expected and a family she never imagined.
Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?
“I want to kiss you, Becca, here in the midst of Paradise.” His lips covered hers with devastating tenderness.
He let out a primitive grunt of satisfaction as he let go of her hands and pulled her closer. An answering purr escaped her as tiny pinpoints of pleasure bathed her senses with light and color. Never in her life had she felt so alive, so consumed with sensations.
Whether a moment or an eternity, she had no idea how long they stood there, his mouth in sweet possession of hers, but when the kiss was over, she realized she was pressed against his body. Her breathing came in sharp, almost painful rasps, and her fingers were clenched in his thick, sandy-colored hair. Appalled at her wanton response and the needy way in which she clung, Rebecca stumbled away with a startled cry of distress, and began to run.
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Thanks for sharing about The Inheritance, Pamela. Everybody add to your to be read list!