Saturday, March 8, 2008

Don't Look Back

That's the title of my March Love Inspired Suspense on the shelves right now, but truthfully you could take the title of this blog two different ways. One you could say don't let the past rule your present and future in your life. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what we have done that we don't look toward what we can do. We let past mistakes hamper what we do. In Don't Look Back this happens to my hero who has allowed his guilt to interfere in really living. Jameson King has shut himself off from the delights of what it means to be alive. Cassie Winters gets under his skin and forces him to reassess his life--not an easy task for anyone.

Whereas for Cassie, she needs to look back into the past to find answers to what happened to her brother. The past is where she can learn the truth of his murder. However, the journey isn't a pleasant one and it stirs up a lot of buried secrets, putting hers and Jameson's lives in danger.

Romantic Times' reviewer, Robin Taylor, has this to say about Don't Look Back: "Ten years ago, college student Cassie Winters had a crush on one of her professors. Now Cassie and Dr. Jameson King are embroiled in the search for her brother's killer. Time spend together cements a bone-deep connection in Margaret Daley's Don't Look Back. This murder mystery is tensely written, especially with Jameson's past clouding
his present--and quite possibly his future."

If you would like to read an excerpt, I have one posted on my Web site .

So have you ever had moments when you HAD to look back to come up with a solution to a present problem? Or, have you ever HAD to forget the past in order to move on in your life?


Flo Moyer said...

>...Had to forget the past in order to move on with your life?

----Very thought provoking. question. I was born and raised in NJ, and moved to the deep South with my husband when he got a great job many years ago. For years I lived with the expectation that we were someday "going home." Now he's retired and we have a great piece of land in the country, with hills and trees, and are surrounded by caring people. I basically had to move on with my life to say this -is- home, putting aside, or forgetting what was in the past. And that brought a lot of peace.

You guys have a great blog, and I would love to be entered in the drawing for your book.
Flo Moyer
fmmoyer at gmail dot com

Flo Moyer said...

Whoops--did I post in the wrong blog for your drawing? Sorry. (blush)

Pamela J said...

I saw our young son making a mistake one of his relatives older than I am did. I had never told him about this mistake in the past but he was going down the same fateful path. It jarred his world to know this truth but hopefully it turned him down a better path. I've not gotten to visit in person but on the phone, things seem better.
Some things a person just cannot change... OR correct. But it can be forgiven. I have been in the situation that one particular thing just kept coming back to mind and getting me riled all over again. Now, I try to practice mentally turning my thoughts from the subject when it comes up and think on positive, different, even lovely things.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Pamela J said...

I didn't think to mention I was entering this week's contest, should I have? Please enter me. I commented above. Thanks.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com