Fast Five with Beth Kendrick


My good friend Beth Kendrick is celebrating the release of her latest novel, New Uses For Old Boyfriends, a second chances, small town, mother-daughter bonding story with a beach house and a hot marine too!  I love Beth’s voice and writing style and am so looking forward to reading this one.

Here’s a bit more about New Uses For Old Boyfriends –

After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life.  But when her happily ever after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up.  She’s desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years.  Her family’s fortune is gone—and her mother is in total denial.  It’s up to Lila to take care of everything…but she can barely take care of herself.  The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles to reinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique.  But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it’s too late for old dreams.  She’s lost everything she thought she needed but found something—someone—she desperately wants.  A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can’t forget…and a second chance has never felt so much like first love.

NEW USES cover nov 2014


Sounds really good, doesn’t it?  I hit Beth up for a fun Fast Five earlier today and she responded –

Dark choc or milk chocolate?  
Dark. I’m having some right now, actually. You have to eat chocolate on your book release day. It’s federal mandate.

Beach or mountains?

Heels or boots?
Heels. I love the way tall boots look, but my calves get claustrophobic.

Coffee or tea?

Morning or night person?
Night. I do my best writing between 8 p.m. and midnight. Or at least, I did before I had kids. Now I go to bed much earlier and try to convince my brain to get creative in the morning. (See above: tea).

For those of you who enjoy ‘books-to-movies’, Beth’s novel, Nearlyweds, a story about three newlyweds whose marriages are accidentally annulled due to a clerical error, is now a Hallmark movie starring Naomi Judd and Danielle Panabaker.  If you didn’t catch it on tv in January, there are two more airings scheduled this month so be sure to check the link for more details!  Meanwhile, I’ve got a fun Hallmark movie and book prize package for one of you!  For a chance to win, leave a comment and tell me if you’ve read Beth’s books and which one you’ve enjoyed the most.

Contest ends Friday, the 6th and winner will be announced on Saturday, the 7th.  Good luck!


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