Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Author Spotlight - Susan Jaymes talks about setting goals
Guilty Hearts is set in a fictional town. However, certain aspects of the story are based on a little town of Green Lake, Wisconsin. My husband grew up in Green Lake. They also have a lake by the same name where we spent many hours at.
In the winter like in Guilty Hearts, my boys would ice fish on the lake. He'd park his ice shack there as soon as the ice was safe and would keep it there until March. He had a wood stove inside where he would cook and heat the tiny shack. It'd get so hot in there you'd swear if not for the ice and snow outside, it was summer. They would spend entire weekends in it and come home exhausted. There was an annual fisheree where they even won a few prizes at.
In the summer we had a pontoon boat we would park in the inlet and enjoy the water and the cool breeze. The boys would swim and I would read. Unfortunately as the boys grew up, their interest in the boat faded. Too big for just my husband and I, we sold the boat and my husband bought a fishing boat instead. I often think of those days with fond memories.
I knew I wanted to have a similar lake in my book even if I only touched on it briefly. The lake was a place where families could enjoy one another through hot summer days or crystal clear freezing days.
Guilty Hearts is a great book. I felt like I was right there with the characters; empathized and laughed right along with them. Loved the surprise twists and had me guessing the outcome right to the end. Can't wait for Susan Jaymes next book release. Reader: Anna Hoff.
What a great story. It was really hard to put the book down. You'll want to continue reading to find out what happens next. Reader: Dawn Margelofsky
I could not stop reading, I was hooked after the first few pages. I would highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed. Reader's review from Amazon (Cody74)
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