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Memories Of Love by Jenny Schwartz


Hi all, and thanks Nas, it’s wonderful to be back at the Romance Book Haven.
 
Welcome to Romance Book Haven, Jenny and thanks for the giveaway!

In January, Escape Publishing released my short romance, “Mistaken Engagement”, to celebrate Australia Day. Now it’s April and we’re celebrating another Australian holiday, Anzac Day.

Anzac Day is Australia’s day of remembrance. We honour the memory of those who have served and died for our country. We grieve and we take strength from their courage.

I wanted to write a story that celebrated the heart of Anzac Day, and the heart of Anzac Day is mateship. If there’s one thing Aussies pride themselves on, it’s being there for one another.

Memories of Love” is my salute to the courage of all who grieve, are wounded, and still dare to love. I hope it’s like a snuggly blanket that you can wrap around you to remind you that even in the worst of times your friends and neighbours are there for you, just waiting to take you into your hearts.

 

For a chance to win a copy of “Memories of Love”, please leave a comment on this post.

 

Memories of Love

 

When her family home burns down, it’s the final heartbreak for Rita Jorden who has already lost her parents. Her boss, former SAS captain and head of Tamerlane Security, Ivan Novak, steps in, offering her his home and his help. But Ivan has his own demons, and although he’s interested in Rita, he doesn’t want his dark memories hurting her. It’s a situation that could destroy Rita’s dreams of love forever—or give two damaged survivors the gift of healing and hope.

 

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52 comments:

  1. What a great premise. So many people carry baggage that can drag down a new relationship.

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    1. So true. And sometimes the baggage feels like it grows into an insurmountable wall. Courage isn't just for heroes, it's for all of us. Thanks for the comment, Donna.

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    2. Emotional baggage is what makes a story stronger and better to read, Donna!

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    3. Welcome back to Romance Book Haven Jenny! And congratulations on the release of Memories Of Love!

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  2. I love the idea and feelings behind this book, and sadly the haunted veteran's theme is a relevant story time and again and in the U.S. too. I'll check it out.

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    1. Helena, the struggles of those who return from combat are heart breaking.

      It's really difficult to find, but I have an old and old-fashioned romance by Scottish author, Anne Hepple, called "The Mettlesome Piece" which is my gold-standard in haunted heroes. He's lost his memory and all knowledge of who he is. She's lost the man she thought she loved and confidence in herself. Beautiful romance.

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    2. I've read some tortured heros home from war and the story always is heartbreaking.

      Thanks for coming by, Helena!

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  3. I love the idea of a book being like a snuggly blanket!

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    1. I have shelves of snuggly blankets -- my comfort reads! Jayne Anne Krentz, Georgette Heyer, Terry Pratchett, Barbara Michaels, Sophie Weston, Susan Napier, Dick Francis, and the list goes on. They all make me feel better about life :)

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    2. I love snuggly blanket books too! Thanks Dana!

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  4. A warm blanket always works for me.

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    1. Me too! except in this endless summer we're having here in Perth! I can't believe Easter has come and gone and I'm still wearing shorts and walking around barefoot. Okay. That's actually pretty nice, so I'll stop complaining :)

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    2. Oh, Jenny. You should see our attire here. Tropical country and all...very hot and humid!

      Thanks for coming by Pat!

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  5. I love learning about the sameness and the differences between Australia and the U.S.

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    1. We're so much alike, then every now and then a difference really strikes me. I guess from the Australian point of view, we get so much of your media here that we feel comfy with the American world. Well, apart from gridiron. That just makes no sense :) Aussie Rules Footy girl, here!

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    2. Hi Carol and Jenny!

      We also get heaps of US and Aust media and we are comfy with both way of life!

      Thanks Carol!

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  6. Memories of Love sounds like a great book.

    Nice to find this blog too.

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    1. Welcome to Romance Book Paradise, Connie!

      Memories of Love is an awesome story, I hope you get to read it!

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  7. Thanks, Connie, and this is a great blog. Nas makes everyone feel so welcome. Glad you found us.

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  8. It's so nice to meet you, Jenny! Thanks, Nas, for sharing her with us. :) I like how Memories of Love is a salute to courage = sounds like an interesting read!

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    1. Lovely to meet you, too, Karen :)

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    2. Hi Karen, thanks for coming by. Memories of Love is a powerful message of love, courage and mateship.

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  9. Like Carol, I love learning about how we are alike and how we are maybe a little different that Australians. As a Texan, I've heard from several people that Texans are probably more like Australians than most other Americans.

    The book sounds wonderful, and how fitting to include Anzac Day.

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    1. Shelly, I'm thinking you're probably right. Lots of space seems to breed an independent, speak-your-mind attitude, and a lovely drawly accent :)

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    2. I never thought of connecting Texans and Australians in this way. Probably the ranches and cattle too!

      Thanks Shelly!

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  10. Congratulations on your new release, Jenny. Anzac Day is also special to me because it's my mother's birthday :)

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    1. So fantastic Coleen! Now you can celebrate with your mum as well as read Memories of Love!

      Thanks for coming by!

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  11. That's cool! Happy (early) birthday wishes to your mum :) Hope you have a lovely day together.

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  12. What a great synopsis. Sounds like a great read.

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    1. It is a great story, Medeleine. Thanks for coming by!

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  13. Sounds like a lovely book!

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    1. It is, Sherry. A powerful message packed in a short read!

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  14. Memories of Love sounds wonderful. I love the 'snuggly blanket' feel you were going for. That really appeals.

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    1. I like reading light, funny, wry stories or mysteries, but quite often you need a snuggly story. I hope that's what I've given people.

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    2. Yes, it is Jenny! A snuggly and comfortable yet emotionally satisfying story.

      Thanks Lynda!

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  15. Nas, thanks for the nice guest post. Anzac Day is the most sacred day in the year for New Zealanders - it is the only day other than Christmas Day and Good Friday when everything is shut. Have a good week.

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    1. Carole, good point! Keeping things simple, I completely failed to mention the NZ in ANZAC - Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.

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    2. Hi Carol,

      I remember when I lived in NZ in the early 2000s, how we had special memorial day celebrations there.

      Thanks for coming by.

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  16. This sounds like a sad story, but also one of hope. It looks like a great read.

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    1. Thanks Medeia for coming by. It has a happy ever after for the hero and heroine.

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  17. A guaranteed happy ending - promise! That's why I read and write romance :)

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  18. Aww, I love snuggly blanket books :-)

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    1. What an awesome feeling, eh Deniz?

      Thanks for coming by!

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  19. Anything with a happy ending has my vote!

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    1. I've even been known to cheat and flick to the ending of a mystery novel -- I have to be sure no one nice dies and that there's a happy ending for the good guys :)

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    2. Same here, Talli! I live for happy endings!

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  20. Awwww poor Ivan and Rita! Two damaged souls whom I hope will find love and peace with each other! Yay!!

    Take care
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    1. Hi OK!

      Yes, they do find happiness but after much trials and tribulations!

      Thanks for coming by!

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    2. Thanks, Kitty. Love, definitely! Peace, um, maybe not quite that... Ivan's dynamic, but he's yet to master the whole Zen thing. :)

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