Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thankful Author - Nan Reinhardt

My life is full of reasons to be thankful—my lovely husband and my amazing son, my beautiful home and our lake house, which has brought us untold joy for the last five summers. Our health, retirement, dear friends, old and new, close girlfriends, who laugh and cry with me, and writer friends who challenge me to be better. I’m so grateful for the readers who enjoy my novels and then ask where the next one is—they keep me motivated when I’m lacking inspiration to sit down at the computer. Most of all though, I’m grateful for my precious, precious Grandboy.

My sister once told me that being a grandparent is different from any other kind of love you may have experienced before. I thought she was being dramatic until our Grandboy was born three years ago. When I first held that tiny bundle, my heart expanded. It was as if all the love I felt for my son and husband was suddenly increased a thousand fold.

I got to spend a month with Son and Grandboy this past summer—what a delight! The kid is charming and smart and funny and sweet natured and creative. While I was there, I sang to him every night before I tucked him in. Our favorite song was an old Carly Simon song called “Love of My Life,” one she wrote for her children. In it, she talks about all the different things she loves, but Grandboy and I switched up the words to include all the things we love—movies and binoculars, the park and yogurt, dinosaurs and pizza, Daddy and Mommy, Poppy and cuddling...but always, and with overwhelming gratitude I came back to him—truly the love of my life.

Carrie Halligan never regretted the choice she made sixteen years ago to raise her son Jack by herself in Willow Bay, Michigan. A successful photographer by day, at night Carrie satisfies her musical passions by playing piano at a hotel bar, maintaining a balance that works for her and Jack. Walking away from Maestro Liam Reilly without telling him she was pregnant with his child may have been the hardest thing she’d ever done, but it was definitely the right thing.
When Liam shows up in town to perform a benefit concert with the local symphony, however, Carrie’s carefully crafted life spins out of control. After sending Jack to summer camp, she realizes she can’t keep Liam in the dark forever. Telling the truth to the man she once loved more than life itself isn’t near as hard as spending time in his presence and realizing that the years haven’t diminished his power over her heart. Will her lie be too much to get past, or will the spark of passion between them overcome everything?

You can download Once More From the Top from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords by using these links:

You can download Sex and the Widow Miles from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords by using these links:

You can download The Summer of Second Chances from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords by using these links:

Nan Reinhardt is a writer of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is also a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. She’s been an antiques dealer, a bank teller, a stay-at-home mom, a secretary, and for the last 17 years, she’s earned her living as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.
But writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!) and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! She’s still writing romance, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, menopausal woman who believes that love never ages, women only grow more interesting, and everybody needs a little sexy romance.
Visit Nan’s website at, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every Tuesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with four other romance authors.

Twitter: @NanReinhardt
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  1. Welcome Nan, so thankful you could be here to share your books and give thanks.

    1. Thanks for having me today, Angela! Sure appreciate the opportunity to share the Grandboy and The Women of Willow Bay.

  2. Lovely post, Nan. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I enjoyed the blurb. Good luck with sales.