Saturday, September 4, 2010

MAKING THE TURN-new release!

I'm pleased to announce my first novel in the category of Women's fiction. While it does have a light romance--what's a good story without a little romance?--the story centers on the lives of three generations of women living together for the summer--and not by choice. Throw in a widower and his young son who have their own problems, and the plot becomes busy and a little complicated. Oh, and of course! The story setting is small-town Texas.


Starting over at age thirty-nine is no picnic under any circumstances, but the task is daunting for Sara Daniels. Living an affluent lifestyle her entire adulthood in Dallas does not prepare her for instant bankruptcy, especially if a philandering husband dies suddenly, leaving her penniless, debt-ridden, and homeless.

Planning on moving in temporarily with her cantankerous mother in the small town of Del Rey, Sara faces more problems than she can handle. During the long, hot summer, she and her daughter, her mother, and a handsome distraught widower and his charming young son learn they can have second chances.

After a moment of hesitation, he said very softly, “Sara. I apologize. That should never have happened.”

Shaken by the kiss, Sara turned and gripped the door handle without replying. Instead of opening it, she turned back around, holding the cake platter against her chest with crossed arms. Managing to keep her voice under control, she said, “Well, it won’t happen again, that’s for sure. You won’t be seeing me anymore anyway, probably, unless we just happen to run into each other. I start work tomorrow, and besides, I won’t be staying in Del Rey very long.”

“You’re not moving here?” he asked with some surprise.

“No, I told you from the beginning I was visiting.”

“But you have employment.”

“Yes, but, well…that’s just to help Jeff out temporarily while I’m here.”


“The golf pro. So, you see, you really don’t need to worry about my coming around anymore.”

At this juncture, Sara stood as stiffly and silently as Rick.

At last, Rick spoke softly. “It’s mainly about Aaron, Sara. Don’t you see? He needs a lot of things, but right now in his life, I’m the one to supply everything for him—physically and emotionally.”

“Oh, I understand,” she began in a low voice and leaned toward him. “Having your life change drastically is traumatic on anyone, especially a child. But we adults can just suck it up, can’t we, Rick? We carry on, no matter whom we lose, or how much the loss endangers our well-being, or how the circumstances destroy our self-concept.” She paused and looked toward the house and bit her bottom lip. “I need to go.”

Sara drove away. She looked in her rear-view mirror and could barely make out Rick through the near darkness, still standing in the driveway with his hands shoved deeply into his pockets, watching after her as she turned onto the highway.

“Damn,” she whispered to herself. “I can’t please anybody. First kiss in over ten years, and the man apologizes.”

In Print or eBook: click here and scroll down to my book--click on the cover.

Celia Yeary-Romance...and a little bit 'o Texas


  1. Hi Celia: Sounds like an intriguing story. I also like the idea of a golf comment to move along into the next chapter. I'm not that knowledgeable on golf but it seems like a nice way to move the story into another segment. Larry

  2. Thank you, Larry. You don't really need to know anything about golf to undestand the comments. At least, I don't think so. I appreciate your visit! Celia

  3. Celia, I have just finished this wonderful book. You have done it again. My congratulations on writing another "keeper." I think every women can relate to at least two of the roles you portray so well between these three generations.

  4. It sounds like a great story, Celia. All the different ages can relate to it.

  5. Celia--I love it. I just love that excerpt and the blurb promises something different. Congratulations. I am putting it on my list to buy.

  6. Celia, you know I'll follow your new women's fiction path with interest. Congrats on your new release!

  7. Celia, this sounds like one more awesome story for my Texas Girlfriend. I love your characters. They pop right off the page and snarl at when they aren't trying to kiss you.

    Congratulations on another wonderful story. Keep'em comin'!

  8. Hi Celia,
    Finally made it over and so glad I did. A wonderful excerpt that makes me want to get to know Sara and Rick. Congrats on your leap into Women's Fiction and I know you're going to be a success.

  9. LINDA--I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this book. Your praise means more to me than a bucketload of five stars--honestly! Sometimes I think I lean on you too much, but you're such a good friend to have. Love you--Celia

  10. SANDY-I appreciate your coming by--thank you! Celia

  11. MONA--thank you, I do appreciate your kind words--Celia

  12. LORAINE--I hope you do follow my journey--maybe it's take me to new horizons. Celia

  13. LAUREAN--you've pegged Texas characters right--kiss or snarl--that's us! Thank you for popping in--Celia

  14. REBECCA--thank you! It was such fun to write, and very easy since everything in the book is from my memory. Probably no other book I will ever write again will be this easy. Celia

  15. Congratulations on the release, Celia. The story sounds fascinating. I love second-chance stories, and tales of heroines who have to sort through the ruins of their lives before building a new life.

  16. KEENA--THANK YOU. Coming from you, that's a real compliment. I so appreciate it. Celia

  17. I'm so happy you have published a book in women's fiction. It sounds clever and fun. I wish you much success with this new release.

  18. Sounds wonderful, many congrats, Celia!

    Jane x