Love Blooms in Shades of Heather


I’m a big fan of people—as most authors are, at least from an observational standpoint. The odd, quirky, slightly battered-by-life people, who emerge stronger and better for the experience, intrigue me the most. These are true characters. People with passion burning in their souls for something more, something deeper, something simpler, something meaningful, seem to paint themselves into the tapestry of their stories with such color, one can’t help but love them, hate them, or admire them just a bit.

These are the characters I like to read about. So, it should come as no surprise that they are also the characters I write.

In: Heather of His Heart, Billy Landry is seeking redemption from his past where, although he lived by a code he considered honorable, darkness played so great a role he began to believe he didn’t deserve a life in the light. Until he settled in Shute Pond and met Heather Mencken. Heather, the oldest and best friend of Billy’s sister-in-law, has no intention of settling down permanently in the town she was born in before she sees the world and lives the adventures she’s only read about.

When Heather is plagued by a stalker, Billy Landry steps in–unbidden and full of orders he expects to be obeyed—and suddenly Heather’s whole life is an adventure of the kind she never contemplated.

I believe Happily-Ever-After is inevitable when two loving and intrepid hearts make it happen. Will Billy and Heather meld their lives into a loving adventure? Read: HEATHER OF HIS HEART in the newest Authors of Main Street box set: Love Blooms on Main Street, and find out!

Heather of his Heart-2

In this box set we each chose a flower as a theme for our stories. I chose Heather—and not only because I’m a Scot!

Heather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck, protection from danger, and is prized for its toughness. Heather thrives in extreme temperatures and in poor soil. It’s also a very useful plant that blooms in many colors. Heather is used to make brooms, in thatch for roofs, it’s added to beer as flavoring and heather honey is sweet and nutritious. A wonderful plant all around, just like my heroine, Heather, ‘H’, Mencken.


I’m curious about what types of characters you like to read and write about. Please let me know what trips your trigger and makes you keep turning those pages. Does imagery—like we used with our flower choices—add to the story? It does for me!

Happy Reading,


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8 Responses to Love Blooms in Shades of Heather

  1. susanrhughes says:

    Sounds great! I love your writing.

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  2. Carol says:

    Yes, I like imagery in stories. The ones we used are soft and inviting. I can’t wait to read all the stories in Love Blooms on Main Street! Exciting. 🙂

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      I’m excited too, Carol and I love imagery, it helps pull everything together and adds layer and texture to a story. Isn’t the box set cover lovely?

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  3. Joan Reeves says:

    Leigh, I can’t wait to read Heather of his Heart and the other stories in Love Blooms on Main Street. Give me characters who are interesting and who are doing or saying something interesting. Above all stories should entertain.

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    I’m with you, Leigh. In real life, people are a culmination of circumstances, and I like adding those things to my characters. I don’t like plastic characters who only need to find each other and overcome some simple problem to find a happily ever after. By adding those “dark” things, readers can relate because we all have those self-doubts, mistakes in our own paths, and the situations we’ve had no control over whatsoever!

    I look forward to reading all the stories in this set because unlike many anthologies, there’s not an author here who doesn’t know how to write and write well! And with all these NEW books, our readers know they are in for a real treat! I can’t wait to start reading HEATHER OF HIS HEART.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      You nailed it, E. Real life isn’t one thing, it’s many textured layers of … “oh wow, that happened…” and how we deal with it. Planning and preparing only gets us so far. Life happens in the breaths and rests in between. John Lennon, far more eloquently, got that right. 🙂

      I truly think this box set is going to be something special. It’s time for some “Blooming” on Main Street.


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