Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Novel - Dandelions for Dinner


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by Valerie Comer

Valerie Comer is our guest blogger. Valerie’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary inspirational romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie and her family grow much of their own food and are active in the local foods movement as well as their creation-care-centric church. She only hopes her creations enjoy their happily-ever-afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.

Valerie writes Farm Lit where food meets faith, injecting experience laced with humor into her award-winning Farm Fresh Romance stories.


Valerie, welcome! If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I'd love to have dinner with Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, who are Christian advocates for creation care. I'm sure conversation would be very interesting and challenging.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Dandelions for Dinner.
Dandelions for Dinner finds man-hater Allison Hart building a house and farm school at Green Acres when she gains custody of her nephew. Too bad contractor Brent Callahan builds a rapport with the boy. Can Brent tear down the walls around her heart or will their secrets push them apart forever?

Dandelions for Dinner is the fourth (of six) novels in the Farm Fresh Romance series, which follows the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of a group of young women who band together to buy a farm where they plan to grow their own food and live as sustainably as possible.

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
I want readers to laugh, cry, and wish that Allison, Brent, and young Finnley were real people they could love on. I want readers to be reminded that, no matter what is in our past, Jesus loves us, forgives us, and gives us hope for a glorious future.

Where can readers find you online?
My online home is at Visitors can join my newsletter list and receive a free Farm Fresh Romance short story, they can read my blog, or they can follow the links to either my books or my social media connections. I love having visitors!

Where can readers purchase Dandelions for Dinner?

Any parting comment?

If you're intrigued by the idea of a sustainable farming community, I invite you to check out the first book in the series, Raspberries and Vinegar. It is free on all e-book platforms.

Valerie, thank you for spending time with my readers. One of the commenters will an eBook copy of Dandelions for Dinner that you've offered.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Love Comes Calling by Deborah Piccurelli is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

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  1. I think I would really enjoy this book! Would love to win it! sonjadotnishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Sonja, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  2. Thanks so much for inviting me over, Jo! I appreciate the chance to visit with your friends.

    1. Valerie, you're so welcome. Thanks for spending time with us.

  3. This sounds like a great book. I looked up the Sleeths and they are interesting people. pat at ptbradley dot com

    1. Patricia, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  4. Loved the blog. I would love to read this. Love books that make you feel.

    1. Diana, glad you enjoyed the blog. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  5. Thanks, Sonja, Patricia, and Diana. Nancy Sleeth endorsed the first book in this series, Raspberries and Vinegar. It's a free ebook download from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook, if anyone wants to check out the series for free!

  6. I would love to read this book. I love to see man-haters break down and fall in love!

    1. Melissa, Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

    2. Melissa, that was definitely a fun part for me. I love making my heroes and heroines very different in every book so I can play with assorted combinations. This was a fun one!