I know it’s been awhile since any new Sugar Falls books have come out, but I’ve been working on lots of projects for Harlequin (including some fun Montana Mavericks titles coming soon). Anyway, the fruit of my labors are about to be released and below is an excerpt from my Dear Reader letter for my upcoming book, A Proposal for the Officer.
Available in stores February 20, 2018, and wherever ebooks are sold on March 1, 2018…
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a juvenile. When I first met her, I was in college and had heard of the condition before, but hadn’t actually known anyone who dealt with it on a regular basis. While I was fascinated with the concept of finger pricks and blood sugar readings and insulin shots, I never fully processed the impact it had a person’s life until I began writing A Proposal for the Officer.
In this book, Air Force Captain Molly Markham doesn’t get diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic until she’s an adult, which throws her military career as a pilot and her lifestyle completely off course. Meeting know-it-all billionaire Kaleb Chatterson doesn’t help things go any smoother.
Doing the research for this book, I realized how much this condition can take a toll on one’s physical and mental health. While I understand that each person’s journey with diabetes is different, I hope that my portrayal of it in this book is reflected accurately. Any mistakes I made in conveying my research are mine alone.
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