I’m going to be honest with you. I had no idea who Meghan Gorecki was until CFRR 2017. I know – you’re all gasping and wanting to slap my hand. I lead a sheltered life people, but I’m working on it. Let me just say, however, that when I met her and spoke with her for a moment, and saw her interactions with other readers and bloggers, I liked her immediately. She has such a warm and bubbly personality, and is the kind of person that you just want to be your best friend. Her outlook on life is inspiring and she pours her heart into her stories.
Here’s Meghan displaying her sweet novella, Wrapped In Red. I loved it. I mean, there is a cute guy on the cover, so that immediately catches your eye. But the story is so much more than that!
Wrapped in Red
A Three Rivers Romance Novella
A Steel City holiday romance sure to melt your heart.
The holidays haven’t been the easiest for Merry Grainger. Five years ago, she lost her grandfather and got dumped by her boyfriend right before Christmas. Each season since sees her determined to avoid getting hurt again, and so she keeps a steel-like grip on her hopeless romantic heart.
Music used to soothe Sam Shepard’s soul until the death of his biggest cheerleader broke his heart, family, and dreams into pieces. Now he’s focused on thriving in the city, and with the people, he’s grown to love—all to keep the hole in his heart from opening anew with every passing holiday season.
Thrown together by a church play and meddlesome family armed with mistletoe, will Merry and Sam unwrap their guarded hearts to let in the true hope of Christmas—and each other?
And as much as I liked that story, I am loving Meghan’s latest book even more. Have you seen this book? It is fabulous. I’m not quite done with it yet, but I know it’s going to make my favorites of the year list. And that cover! So elegant and beautiful.
Amongst The Roses
A Keystone Legacy Novel
The War Between the States shakes Margaret Bryant out of her comfortable upper-class life when her father enlists in the Army of the Potomac. Despite being safely ensconced above the Mason-Dixon Line in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Margaret finds her strength tested by opposition from familiar faces and Confederate threats. Will she let a young man from a lesser station into her heart even as war rages ever nearer to the homefront?
Restless Connor Doyle sees the war as a way to escape from his family’s farm and his identity as a poor Irishman’s son. His brother, Adam, torn between duty to country and his family, enlists alongside Connor. Adam dares to hope in a future with Margaret when he begins a courtship correspondence from the war front. The two brothers make a vow to protect one another at all costs, but when faced with death and destruction from all sides—will they be able to uphold it?
The three bloodiest days in America’s history brings these three together at Gettysburg and tragedy’s cruelty threatens to tear two hearts apart—and bring two unlikely allies together.
I am an author of fiction about what God can make beautiful from the ashes of history, and hearts. Historical and contemporary romance—two genres I have read since practically the cradle. And after walking a road of chronic pain that ended in a surprise healing (ask me about it!) in 2016, my past is no stranger to deferred hopes, struggle and heartache. But, through it all, God held my heart and is making me stronger as I figure out a renewed sense of purpose in my life without pain. He makes beauty from ashes, and I am a living testament to that fact. I even have that tattooed on my left arm.
I still live in my hometown with a tribe of family and friends with whom I don’t know what I’d have done without. Eldest of four kids to two amazing parents that comprise up our crazy cat people family (we have four).
The day job “hat” I wear is that of Campus Coordinator for my amazing church, North Way Dormont. It’s a dream job I never knew I wanted at a place that has become (and stayed) my happy place, with some of the best people I’ve ever met, who love each other and the community so well.
The history of my country and especially my state and city have captured my imagination since I was about ten, in homeschool when we studied the Civil War. Which, incidentally, is what got me writing in the first place all those years ago. That illustrated, two hundred page monstrosity will never see the light of day on the world wide web. While Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will remain my favorite city in the world, Pittsburgh—my steel built, hilly hometown—is a very close second and I still have so many places to explore, not to mention delve further into its rich history.
If you’re ever in town, look me up and I can take you for coffee!
Speaking of, I adore coffee and red lipstick equally, and I get my red hair from a box and never plan on going back to brown. While we’re on the topic of confessions, I am a ridiculous Marvel fangirl and Captain America is my favorite. I also have somewhat of A Thing for macaroni and cheese, Caesar salads and Diet Dr. Pepper.
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Meghan is visiting some friends of mine talking about her latest book. Make sure to check out these posts to find out more about this sweet author and her book! And don’t forget to order your copy of Amongst the Roses.