Double Release Celebration & Giveaway: Coming Home & Second Chances!! — 20 Comments

  1. Both books sound very interesting. I will have to add them to my to read list. I love Persuasion and my favorite moment is at the card party when Captain Wentworth announces he proposed to Anne (movie version).

    • Darcy, I *love* that part of the book, too!! (So much so that I just had to give a nod to that in Chandler & Jaleina’s story, Someone Like You… 🙂 ) And thank you! I’m thrilled you liked the excerpt!!

  2. Wow, thanks for the generous giveaway!! My favourite moment in Persuasion is definitely when Fredrick realises that he still loves Anne and follows her back to Bath + all the angst that ensues.

  3. The last hurrah for Mirabelle Harbor was fabulous! I just love Chandler’s letter solution. Just so romantic. *sigh* You continue to outdo yourself and I’m loving it! This does remind me to go get the compilation…I had forgotten about it. Congrats on the new release Marilyn! Looking forward to what’s next for you!

  4. Loved the excerpt, Marilyn. So is Chandler based on Captain Wentworth or bits of him or a totally a new character? I hope he wins Jaleina’s heart. My favourite part of Persuasion is when Anne reads Wentworth’s touching letter.

    • Luthien,
      Thank you!! I’m so pleased you loved the excerpt — yay! 😊 In answer to your question, there are a few ways in which Chandler is similar to Wentworth — for instance, his having left town because he couldn’t be with the woman he loved. Still, while I tapped into a number of Persuasion themes, I created Chandler to be his own character… although he does use a letter to try to win Jaleina’s heart ♡.

  5. It’s time for the drawing!!

    Congrats to the 3 winners below — you will each get your choice of one of the first 5 books in the Mirabelle Harbor series (Take a Chance on Me, The One That I Want, You Give Love a Bad Name, Stranger on the Shore, or One Night Love Affair). If you’re not sure which to pick, take a look at the series page on my website: I have story summaries for each book, as well as links to excerpts! Email me ( with your book selection and your choice of format (pdf, mobi, or epub), and I’ll get it out to you this week!

    CONGRATULATIONS…drum roll…DarcyBennett! Luthien84! And AnitaP!

  6. One more note:
    Thanks again to EVERYONE who took the time to comment here or to share my releases on social media. I appreciate it more than I can say!! XOXOX
    And the big book box giveaway is still going on through tomorrow at midnight for my newsletter subscribers, so there’s still 29 hours left if you’d like to enter… 😀
    Regardless, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and a very happy end of September!

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