Writers are often asked the inspiration behind their stories. It’s not always an easy question to answer. Those who select this vocation will tell you their minds can easily wander into storyland while driving, cooking, talking to people (yes, we’re sort of listening.
The inspiration behind my recent release Share the Moon, though, is easy to figure out. The story idea popped into my head while traveling the Connecticut Wine Trail with my husband. The Connecticut Wine Trail (www.ctwine.com) offers an easy way for wine drinkers to find their way to the twenty-five vineyards located across the state of Connecticut, where I live.
We’ve visited vineyards from the Northwestern corner of the state to locations on the Long Island Sound. Much like the tasted samples at each winery, every town we stopped in had its own flavor. Vineyard owners are friendly folks who want to talk about their grapes and life in the town where they live. It opened my eyes to how every town has it’s own story to tell. And it pried open my brain to the idea of the storyline for SHARE THE MOON, where my heroine pursues a dream to own a local vineyard.
My husband and I make sure our wine travels continue when we visit other countries, too. It seems wherever we go the locals have some wine to share. Kind of a universal language, wouldn’t you say?
Do you enjoy the vineyard scene?
Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.
Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.
Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.
Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.
“Heart-tugging small town romance with real emotion. Struth is an author to watch!”
—Laura Drake, author of RITA-award winning The Sweet Spot
About the Author:
“Sharon Struth has woven a tale of suspicion, mystery and the complete emotional breakdown of two people searching for love and restoration of their past lives. The plot is refreshing and will definitely keep the reader turning page after page. SHARE THE MOON is a book that restores faith in human nature and the ability to again find love.” –Fresh Fiction
Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived.
SHARE THE MOON, book one in the Blue Moon Lake Romances, is a finalist for a RONE Award and a Chatelaine Award for Romantic Fiction!
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