Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is The Moonglow Cafe, by Deborah Garner, and this book is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area’s unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.
Each of the town’s residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?
I’ve kept a hand-written journal since I was child, now many, many decades ago. I remember sitting down when I was about seven years old and deciding to “write a book.” I had no idea what I wanted to write about, only that I did. I cut several binder sheets into halves, folded them in half again and fumbled around with a stapler until they were somehow attached. My recollection is that I stared at the blank pages for a long time. In the end, I drew a (very poor) picture of a horse, gave it some sort of endearing name and then set the papers aside, choosing an easier path, that which led me outside to play.
And so it still is. I stare at blank paper sometimes. I choose to go out to play sometimes. But the love of the written word always draws me back to the pages. Many years of freelance travel writing allowed me to wander cross-country numerous times, recording back road adventures. I adored it. Yet all along, that seven year old kept whispering to me that a book still needed to be written.
I fell directly from travel writing into fiction in the most natural way. Heading south from Montana on what was to be yet another cross-country trip, I slid into Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and simply stopped driving. I knew the story was there and those stapled pages are now filled and titled, “Above the Bridge.”
I no longer try to draw horses, much to the relief of those unfortunates who’ve been subjected to my poor graphic skills. But I do love creating stories. And plan to create more in the future.
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