Betsy St. Amant
Continued from Part 1 October 13
. . . is pulled reluctantly into helping Bri save the Pastry Puff, all while attempting to keep a guard up against the charming blonde baker.
An unexpected and painful discovery leads Bri to consider that her parent’s relationship might not have been what she once believed, and slowly, her and Gerard’s roles begin to switch. He’s falling for her as she’s falling out of love with love. Eventually, they both must realize what true love really looks like—and how it so often isn’t what we first think.
This story was easy to write once I got going, but I was interrupted a lot. I fell in love myself during the middle of this story, got engaged, and got married—all in a span of less than a year. Since the book didn’t have a contract yet, I didn’t push myself to get it finished as I adjusted to life as a 30-something-year-old newlywed with a blended family. And that was perfect, because my priorities were exactly where they needed to be for that season. Just like love doesn’t always look like what we expect, neither does God’s timing!
The Lord re-lit the spark for this story inside my heart, and I completed it within a few months. When it was time to pitch to publishers, my agent sent it out, and it didn’t take long for me to get plugged in with Revell. Talk about a happy ending!
I can’t wait for readers to meet Bri and Gerard, the eccentric bakery sisters Mabel and Agnes, and the host of other side characters that are all special to me for different reasons. I was able to include a nod to my beloved former pastor, create a character after my late grandfather, and name a newly engaged character after a dear friend who was at the time, also newly engaged. Being able to tie tiny pieces of real-life into my fiction is one of the biggest joys of writing! I feel like I’m hiding Easter eggs all over my story for those with the inside scoop to find.
If you’re a big fan of romance, a scorned skeptic of love, or a matchmaker aiming Cupid’s arrows all around you, you’ll identify with the characters in The Key To Love. I’d be honored for you to join nosy Mabel and Agnes in the kitchen, breathe in the air scented with macarons and petit fours, and follow Bri and Gerard as they search for identity, knock down illusions, and find love in the delightfully unexpected.
Betsy St. Amant is the author of more than fifteen inspirational romances and a frequent contributor to iBelieve.com. She lives in north Louisiana with her husband, two daughters, a collection of Austen novels, and an impressive stash of pickle-flavored Pringles. When she’s not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white chocolate mocha—no whip.
Learn more at www.betsystamant.com.