Please join me in welcoming Anne Marie Bennett to the blog to chat about some of her fave book dedications, including the one in her new novel Dragonflies at Night, on tour with Prism Book Tours.
DRAGONFLIES AT NIGHT: More Than A Love Story
GENRE: Women’s Fiction / Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: KaleidoSoul Media
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020
A dragonfly brings a mother’s love to a grieving daughter.
Meet Savannah, the thirty-something owner of Life Celebrations, a party planning business. Despite losing both parents as a teenager, Savannah is creating a positive life for herself, surrounded by friends and co-workers who are now her family. But she also has a secret—as much as she wants to settle down and have children, she is afraid to, for fear of getting cancer and having to leave them without their mother, as she herself was left behind years ago.
Meet Deirdre Rose, Savannah’s mother. She continues to watch over Savannah, who feels deeply connected to her mother whenever she sees a dragonfly.
Now meet Ben, a thirty-something recording artist who is good-looking, talented, and a household name. Despite his fame, Ben is lonely. He trusts few people because it seems everyone wants something from him instead of getting to know who he really is.
Savannah and Ben cross paths when they meet at a yoga retreat in the Massachusetts Berkshires. They are drawn to each other’s creativity and outlook on life. She sees beyond his celebrity and he admires her strength in what she’s had to overcome.
What happens when the retreat ends and they go their separate ways? Will they be able to make a long distance relationship work? Can Savannah put aside her fears, and will Ben allow himself to be truly vulnerable?
Above all . . . what message do Deirdre Rose and Dragonfly have for both of them?
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This is Dedicated…
by Anne Marie Bennett, author of Dragonflies at Night
One of my favorite things to do when I’m getting a book ready for publication is to write the dedication. I think of the dedication as a little stream of love and gratitude heading out into the world towards whoever/whatever inspired me.
But I also love reading the dedication page whenever I begin reading something new. I’ve found that whoever/whatever the author chooses to honor on that page (usually) gives insight into his or her life, as well as the intention of the story I’m about to read.
Here are a few of my favorites…
The Book of Bright Ideas, by Sandra Kring:
For those who longed to find a best friend,
and found it in themselves.
What We Keep, by Elizabeth Berg:
To women who risk telling the hard truths.
Night Swimming, by Robin Schwarz
To my father, who gave me my love for words,
and to my mother, who told me to take typing as a backup.
I love you both, dearly.
Cosmos, by Carl Sagan:
In the vastness of space and immensity of time,
it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.
Austenland, by Shannon Lewis:
For Colin Firth–You’re a really great guy,
but I’m married, so I think we should just be friends.
Okay, now that you’ve read some very clever dedications,
here is mine for Dragonflies at Night: More Than a Love Story:
For Jeff: you and I are living proof that love at first sight does exist.
For anyone who has ever walked through a dark time:
may Dragonfly lead you towards your own inner light.
For those who have loved and lost: may you know that you are not alone.
Anne Marie Bennett was touched by a dragonfly once and has never forgotten its message. She has published books about her cancer journeys and the process of SoulCollage®. This is her first women’s novel.
One winner will receive an ebook of All You Need is Love and Lilacs, a dragonfly suncatcher, and a $25 Amazon eGift Card (dragonfly suncatcher to US winner only, international winner will receive ebook and gift card only)
Ends October 14, 2020
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What about you? What makes you want to read Dragonflies at Night by Anne Marie Bennett? Do you like to read book dedications too?