Friday, January 24, 2014

For the Love of Pete by Debby Mayne

For the love of Pete is a gentle novel in B&H Publishing's Bloomfield series. This one focuses on Bethany Hanahan, a middle aged widow, who returns to her home town after her husband dies of cancer. She is overwhelmed by loss, her overbearing mother, and a boatload of figurines. The clutter in her life reflects her low self esteem and perpetuates an inability to move on with her own life.

Pete is a sweetheart of a guy who has always had a thing for Bethany, and remained single in part because she was his ideal. He is also very organized...

Will Pete and Bethany be able to overcome the meddlers and the clutter in time to see what really matters?

I think that For the Love of Pete would appeal (especially) to empty nesters and women who like books about small town life.

On a personal note, I could relate to Bethany's feelings of insecurity and have been guilty of holding onto things because of sentimental or a perceived "value"... come to think of it, I still struggle with letting go of stuff...

For more information please read the following information from the wonderful people at B&H Publishing. :)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

For the Love of Pete

B&H Books (January 15, 2014)


Debby Mayne


Debby Mayne is a best-selling author who has published more than 25 books and novellas, 400 short stories and articles, and devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader. Her novel, Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Review, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July. She and her husband Wally have two grown daughters, and live in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Widow Bethany Hanahan is trying in vain to fill an empty heart and an empty nest. The result is a home filled to the brim, but something is still missing. That’s when her new gardening club friends come to the rescue, encouraging her to let go of the past as well as the present clutter –emotional, spiritual, and physical. It’s not long before Bethany is finding friends, not bargains, to fill her days. But has her life become too full for someone like Pete Sprockett, a childhood friend, for whom her romantic feelings are beginning to bloom? Join the quirky, loving community of Bloomfield as they do what they do best – poke their well-meaning noses in and intervene in times of need –in author Debby Mayne’s second novel in what has become a five book series about a community where life is simple and love is real.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of For the Love of Pete, go HERE.

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