Book signing with Lin Stepp

152 South Main St., Waynesville
Dr. Lin Stepp - author
Jun 22, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Regional author Dr. Lin Stepp will be signing her latest novel, "Second Hand Rose," from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22 at Blue Ridge Books at 152 S. Main St. in Waynesville.  Stepp is a native of Tennesse, a businesswoman and educator on the faculty at Tusculum College. For more information, visit her website at or call 865-693-7468.

Contemporary novel set in the Wear's Valley of the Smoky Mtns - with a bit of romance, a touch of suspense, a dash of inspiration, and a big dollop of Appalachian flavor - author's 5th published Smokies title.

Synopsis of book:

Life is sometimes hard for a widowed, single mother with three young children, a business to run, bills to meet, and debts to pay. Despite it all, Rosalyn McCreary tries to count her blessings. She cherishes her shop, Second Hand Rose, her family, and her friends. A practical woman by necessity, she seldom indulges in impulse and fancy except for that crazy spring day she danced with a total stranger she d never met. Whatever was she thinking? And to learn later that her mystery stranger, Kendrick Lanier, planned to move to Wear's Valley. Great. Just one more problem she doesn t need.

Despite Rosalyn's efforts to crowd him out, Kendrick soon pursues her, finding ways into her life and the lives of her children and creating complications Rosalyn simply doesn't want to deal with. Especially since the more she learns of the man's life and secrets, the more she realizes how ill-suited they are.

Given Rosalyn and Kendrick's troubled pasts and Rosalyn's temper, readers will find it a toss-up whether these two stubborn, determined individuals should or shouldn't ever get together.