Ellen Williams, a Native American with a gift for foretelling the future, is at a loss to explain her terrifying nightmares and the portentous feeling of dread that seems to hang over her like a shroud.
When Travis Petersen – an old friend of her brother’s – appears in her bookshop The Reading Nook, Ellen can’t shake the idea there’s a strange connection between her nightmares and Travis’ arrival.
Suffering from guilt of the car accident which took the lives of his wife and son, Travis is struggling to salvage his life, and believes he has nothing to offer a woman. But Ellen’s nightmares come true when developers announce a fancy new build, which means pulling down The Reading Nook – and she needs Travis’ help.
Can Ellen and Travis uncover the link between them and save her bookshop? And will it lead to happiness?
A tale of dreams, romance, and of doing the right thing, set on the beautiful Oregon coast.
1. What inspired you to write this series?
I was inspired to write this series when, like Jenny in The Sand Dollar, I was facing a redundancy. Then, on a visit to Oregon, we saw this lovely house which became Maddy’s home in both The Sand Dollar and The Dreamcatcher. Florence has a lovely little bookshop which became the inspiration for Ellen’s bookshop and, after writing The Sand Dollar, I knew I had to write Ellen’s story.
2. What drew you to the Oregon Coast as the setting for this series?
I set the series on the Oregon Coast after falling in love with the Old Town area of Florence Oregon on many visits to my mother-in-law there. It’s a lovely part of the world which reminds me of my native Scotland with its wild ocean and beaches.
3. Are there personal qualities you believe all heroes need to have? OR What does your heroine see in your hero that sets him apart from other men?
I think there’s a little bit of my husband in all of my heroes. They are men with a bit of history, who have a gentle side and who are able to be passionate while they may not be very talkative – the strong, silent type. In The Dreamcatcher, Ellen is drawn to Travis once she learns of his past and his vulnerability. She also senses a strange link between them.
4. What comes next after The Dreamcatcher?
There will be one more book set in Oregon introducing a new character as the heroine, but the reader will also meet old friends from my earlier two books in the series.
My next book to be published, however, will be The Broken Thread, a sequel to my first book, Band of Gold. This one tells the story of Anna’s sister Jan. I hadn’t intended a sequel to Band of Gold, but have been asked about a sequel and Jan’s story suddenly came to me.
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