Welcome to the book tour for Dragonflies at Night by Anne Marie Bennett! Today, I have an exclusive excerpt for you to enjoy. Be sure to also check out the rest of the tour. Best of luck entering the giveaway!
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Dragonflies at Night:
More Than a Love Story
By Anne Marie Bennett
Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 Pages
September 22, 2020 by KaleidoSoul Media
A dragonfly brings a mother’s love to a grieving daughter.
Meet Savannah, the thirty-something owner of Life Celebrations, a party planning business. Despite losing both parents as a teenager, Savannah is creating a positive life for herself, surrounded by friends and co-workers who are now her family. But she also has a secret—as much as she wants to settle down and have children, she is afraid to, for fear of getting cancer and having to leave them without their mother, as she herself was left behind years ago.
Meet Deirdre Rose, Savannah’s mother. She continues to watch over Savannah, who feels deeply connected to her mother whenever she sees a dragonfly.
Now meet Ben, a thirty-something recording artist who is good-looking, talented, and a household name. Despite his fame, Ben is lonely. He trusts few people because it seems everyone wants something from him instead of getting to know who he really is.
Savannah and Ben cross paths when they meet at a yoga retreat in the Massachusetts Berkshires. They are drawn to each other’s creativity and outlook on life. She sees beyond his celebrity and he admires her strength in what she’s had to overcome.
What happens when the retreat ends and they go their separate ways? Will they be able to make a long distance relationship work? Can Savannah put aside her fears, and will Ben allow himself to be truly vulnerable?
Above all . . . what message do Deirdre Rose and Dragonfly have for both of them?
Read an exclusive excerpt:
When they got back to the house, Ben worked out and took a shower, then spent some time in his music room, playing around with a new song. It was still in the very early stages, but he had a good beginning:
Tell me your heartaches and I’ll tell you mine
going back in time and how it all came to hurt so bad
And even better than that, he had the ending:
And together now,
we’re telling all the heartaches
The middle stanzas were being elusive, but then again, they often were, and he was okay with that. He loved this song already and knew it was a keeper. The creative process was a slipperything; the best way he knew to figure out the middle was to wait and trust that it would come to him in time. He paused, thinking intently.
Maybe the songwriting was a little bit like creating a relationship. Here was a really good beginning, and he knew how he wanted it to end: Savannah and him, together, for always. He could actually see it all ending up that way. But it was the whole damned middle that was the tricky part, just like when he was writing a song. He set the guitar down and jotted a few more notes on the page. He’d have to simply trust that the middle would work itself out, with this relationship, as well as his new song.
About the Author
Anne Marie Bennett was touched by a dragonfly once and has never forgotten its message. She has published books about her cancer journeys and the process of SoulCollage®. This is her first women’s novel.
One winner will receive an ebook of All You Need is Love and Lilacs, a dragonfly suncatcher, and a $25 Amazon eGift Card (dragonfly suncatcher to US winner only, international winner will receive ebook and gift card only)
Ends October 14, 2020