Leave Yesterday Behind by Lauren Linwood

Lauren’s Memorable Moment:

I struggled with which moment to share from my incredible writing journey. Should it be when I pitched to editor Debby Gilbert? Stealing from The Bachelor, I felt we just had a connection. When she asked me for the full manuscript, I practically floated home from that conference. She offered me a contract two weeks later, and thus began my writing career.

Instead, I think that receiving my first cover made me truly feel I had arrived as a writer. I was given several mock-ups to look over. I worked with Covers by Ramona, and Ramona really understood my characters. Seeing Madeleine and Garrett brought to life in full color, knowing this lovely couple would grace the cover of Music For My Soul, gave me a thrill that stands out in my mind as a truly magical moment!


Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.

Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.

Sparks fly when Callie believes Nick is taking advantage of her great-aunt’s hospitality, but they resolve their differences—and surprise themselves by falling in love. Their bond is tested when both Nick and Callie become the focus of a serial killer nicknamed Lipstick Larry. Can they outwit a murderer bent on seeing them dead and survive to build a lasting relationship?

Other Books by Lauren:

Music For My Soul: http://amzn.com/B00FQ0QGZM
A Game of Chance: http://amzn.com/B00HQVHR98
Written in the Cards: http://amzn.com/B00KGM0M1O
A Bit of Heaven on Earth: http://amzn.com/B00QHMH0IU

Connect with Lauren:

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com                                               

About Lauren:

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.


  1. Thanks for letting me stop by and visit today, Maddy!

  2. My pleasure! Looks like a wonderful story.

  3. Sounds like a great story!

  4. Congratulations, sounds good!


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