Thursday, February 17, 2022

Chatting with author Darlene Fredette

I'm delighted to welcome Darlene Fredette to my blog. She is the author of contemporary romance. Her newest book, Finding Home Again was released this month. Please help me welcome Darlene!

How did you come up with the concept and/or characters for the book?

Jordan McKenzie was a character mentioned in a previous book in my Redford Falls series. I wanted her to have her own story because she has connections to the town that she doesn’t know about. This book was also my first dip into romance suspense, which I have wanted to write for a while.

What are you reading?

I am a professional book reviewer, so I always have a book open. I just finished a military romance suspense, and I am currently reading a paranormal romance.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

My favourite way to unwind is walking my dog. We go for a thirty-minute walk (longer depending on the weather) every morning. I also love to read, paint, draw, watch movies, and mostly hang out with my family.

Now for a fun speed round!

Favorite food? Rice with chicken and mozzarella.

Favorite beverage? Hot chocolate.

Favorite season? Summer!

Dogs or cats? I love all animals, especially dogs.

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite movie? The Notebook and Tombstone.

Ironman or Superman? Superman (Henry Cavill)

Cake, cookies, or pie? All of the above!

Favorite junk food? See above answer, lol!

Favorite TV show? Survivor

About the book

Finding Home Again
Release Date: February 7, 2022
Author: Darlene Fredette
Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense
Heat level (if over PG13): Sweet


A missing dog, a potential poisoning, and a suspicious death. Will Jordan and Logan find their happy-ever-after before another mysterious accident occurs?

Caretaker of a historical home, Jordan McKenzie, promised to keep a secret, but doing so gets harder by the minute, especially when an innocent kiss misses its intended target. Entangled in a web of mysterious mishaps, she discovers a surprising family connection. Is putting her trust in her boss' handsome nephew a risk worth taking?

Chef, Logan Crane, returns to Redford Falls hoping to claim an inheritance to open a restaurant, but he side-lines his plan after meeting Jordan. When past secrets intermingle with a present attraction, will Logan open his heart to the possibility of a future in Redford Falls…and with Jordan?

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Peek between the pages

“That kiss was meant for your cheek. You moved.” Jordan pulled on her helmet then waved a hand for Miska to jump into his seat. She tossed Logan his helmet. “You weren’t supposed to kiss me.”

“A beautiful woman plants one on me and I’m not to respond?” He stepped beside her and ran a finger down her cheek. “Unfortunately, I can’t tell your boyfriend our outing was strictly platonic anymore. Because I kissed his girl, and I liked it.”

Blushing, Jordan nudged her shoulder against his before getting into her ATV and driving away.

Logan shouldn’t have kissed her—and he shouldn’t have flirted. But dang it, he truly enjoyed both—and given the opportunity, he would do both again.

About the author:
Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where the summers are too short, and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador.

Connect with Darlene
Website  |  Blog  |  Amazon  |  


  1. Thank you, Cherie, for hosting me and for the awesome spotlight!

  2. That she's also a book reviewer helps - she knows other reviewers and how they want to be treated.

    1. I love spreading the word about great books!

    2. Thank you, Alex for stopping by! All authors should be treated with respect. Even if the story wasn't to my liking, I always find something positive to say about it.

  3. Nice interview. Always fun to see those "favorites" lists to get a quick snapshot of an author or character. Congrats on the new release!

    1. Hi Darlene! Thank you for stopping by :) The speed round of questions is so much fun!

  4. What a wonderful interview with Darlene! Loved the speed round! What a great idea! Congrats, Darlene!! Thank you for hosting, Cherie!

    1. Sorry I missed you, Jan. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Enjoyed the interview, Ladies! I'm in awe of those who can paint/draw, Darlene. Wishing you all the best with your new book release!

    1. Sorry I missed you, Mary! Thank you for stopping by. If you want to see my drawings and paintings, i welcome you to visit my blog :)