Welcome to Day 17 of #RomancingSeptember
Our guest today is Kimberly Wenzler and her book Both Sides Of Love
Where is your home town?
I live in a town called Northport, on the north shore of Long Island, New York. We love it here. Only one hour drive to New York City, and a few miles from beautiful beaches and harbors, it’s a great place to live.
How long have you been writing romance?
I started writing my first novel in 2005, when my children were young and I stopped working outside the home. Prior to that, I wrote poetry and essays and have kept journals through the years.
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
My favorite sub-genre is contemporary romance. I enjoy reading stories about love, friendship, and different relationships, so that’s what I write. I also love historical fiction – sinking my teeth into a good, juicy drama that takes place in another time.
Where and when is your book set?
Both Sides of Love is set in Hummelstown, PA, in 1990.
Tell us what happened to Lizzie.
In 1978, twenty-one year old Lizzie Adler was beautiful, in love, and embarking on her summer break before her final semester at college. Three days after arriving home, Lizzie and her best friend, Nan, were headed to a party. On their way, their car collided with a truck, killing Nan and crippling Lizzie.
What plans were destroyed on the night of her accident?
Lizzie was to graduate, start her career, and marry Daniel, the love of her life. After her accident, distraught over losing Nan, and trying to come to terms with the damage she sustained, she quits school and sends Daniel, who was caring for his grandparents in England, a Dear John letter without explanation. After numerous surgeries and therapies, Lizzie has changed, physically and emotionally. She abandons her former identity and decides to answer to Beth.
12 years later, how does Beth feel about herself?
Beth is introverted and hides in her well-played role as a stay-at-home mom. Even many years later, she is still uncomfortable in her “new” skin and allows her handicap to define her.
How does her new friend Noreen change Beth’s life?
When Beth meets Noreen, she is immediately taken with her. Noreen, who reminds Beth of Nan, is beautiful, outgoing and full of life. Though an unlikely pair, they bond immediately, and Beth feels truly happy to have found a friend to share the experiences of being a wife and mother. However, Beth soon learns that her new friendship comes at a high cost.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’m excited to tell you that my second book, Letting Go, is to be released early August. And I am working on my third book, tentatively titled Lucky Girl, which will be out in 2016.
Where can readers find out more about you?