Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moselle's Insurance, LoRee Peery

Creative artist Moselle Carson gives new life to old items, but she can't seem to renew her shattered ideal of love. When she returns to her hometown to help with a new family business, memories of a broken heart and small-town gossip chip away the tough exterior she's erected over the years. Now she's forced to decide whether she'll rebuild the wall or trust that true love never dies when it is ordained by God.

Generous insurance agent and vulnerable firefighter, Eric Todd, remembers too well how he mistreated Moselle and then set her aside.
Now he longs for true love and the second chance to become a husband and father. Can he learn to forgive himself and still keep the secret that may redeem him in her eyes?

“You haven’t grown an inch.” He lightly touched the top of her head, then simultaneously tapped her crown and squeezed her shoulder. “But I have.”

Eric gently moved her out of the way. “Check it out.”

Without thinking, Moselle grabbed his arm for balance while she inserted her feet back into her shoes. Even with heels, she had to stand on tiptoe to reach the woodwork behind his head.

Moselle swallowed.

Eric surrounded her.

Heat rose in her cheeks. Somehow, she managed to croak, “Two inches sound about right?”

He didn’t answer. She sensed his gaze searching her face. His breath moved the wispy hairs at her temple.

Would they be in their own laundry room if the past had been rewritten? She’d never let herself pursue that dream of marriage to Eric after their break-up.

“You’re lovely today, Moselle, as always. The colors you wear make you look Irish somehow.” He flicked the circles at her left ear and let his hand rest on her shoulder. “But this wolf suspended in silver is definitely not Irish.”

They grinned at one another.

“Having a hard time staying mad at me, Moze?”

“To be angry, a person has to care.”

“Oh, I think you care, sweets. You just don’t want to admit it to yourself.”

He moved a thumb. The rough touch felt feather-light over the pulse pounding at her throat. The sensation traveled all the way down to her knees. He lifted a finger and traced her bottom lip. She moaned a silent melt at the airy feeling in her head.

His voice came as a raspy whisper, “It’s easier not to care, isn’t it?”

This story show us that God loves us and wants only the best for us even if we don't know what the best is. This story is a true love story of God. I loved the characters and the setting of the town.
Reviewed by Wendy at Happily Ever After Reviews Rating:

This is my first experience with Ms. LoRee Peery but I hope it will not be my last. She has a distinct way of writing which absolutely gripped my attention. Her characters are dynamic, vibrant people who love God and, previously had loved each other. This book is a full-length novel which delved into the characters more deeply than shorter stories. She carried us through their deepest depths of despair and their ultimate times of joy.
Ms. Peery’s secondary characters are also clearly defined. It gives the impression that we, the readers, are there inside the novel with them. Her views on Christianity and serving God are presented in a concise, understandable way which an unbeliever could read and enjoy. She gets her point across without being overly preachy.
I highly recommend this book by Ms. Peery. It will certainly be a hit and is written so that anyone can read it. Look for this author to obtain high recognition.

Brenda Talley at The Romance Studio Rating:

Why Loree wrote the Moselle's Insurance:
I wrote this book because I couldn’t not write this book. I loved the idea of kooky Frivolities when it first came to me. I love the idea of crafty entrepreneur family women. Above all, I love reading about forgiveness and acceptance. God uses everyday people and everyday circumstances to touch the lives of others. His redeeming grace shows up in the lives of people all around us — be they biblical, fictional, or in our families today.

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Author Bio:
I am blessed to live in the country with my husband, and have lived in Nebraska all my life. We built our home with our own hands, and even lived in the basement while finishing the rest of the house. After thirty-odd years, we are updating our Victorian so it doesn’t look so much like the 1970s. Comfy leather has replaced reproduction Victorian made-for-looks.

Thanks mostly to our farmer neighbor (and my hubby’s muscles), I have dug, drug, carried, rolled, and scrubbed countless rocks to create several rock gardens where flowers abound. I enjoy the outdoors at all times, but mostly in April and May; September and October. This is my favorite time of the year.

An avid reader all my life, I have books in every room and take a book or my ereader everywhere I go.

I have been blessed to be involved in a wonderful church where people are real and honestly care about the lives of others. My deepest desire in life is that all those I love come to know the saving grace of Jesus.
Best wishes to you, LoRee!

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  1. LoRee,

    May I be the first to say Moselle's Insurance is simply wonderful. You really give the reader her money's worth! Can't wait for your next book.

  2. I should read this book. Maybe it might give me hope I could love again.

  3. Hi, LoRee. Moselle's Insurance is a wonderful story. I really cared about the characters and wanted to know what was going to happen to them. Will you be writing about any of these characters again? Also, I was wondering how you came about using the name, Moselle. How did you learn of this name and what prompted you to use it?

  4. Mary, thank you again. This is the second time you've warmed my heart. Lorilyn, there is always hope to love again! Stay tuned for the next two stories in the series. The heroines are in their fifties. Diana, I just answered your first question. As per the second regarding Moselle's name, I'll answer that in my next guest blog on Oct 18. Kidding. Mosel is my maiden name, a river in Germany. The same river is Moselle in France. I've always liked the way it sounds.

  5. Hi guys, I'm late at leaving a comment due to dentist appts this morning, but I want to thank you all for stopping by!

    Diana has an interesting question. Moselle is an unusual name, and I'd love to know how you came up with it too?

  6. What a great scene and wonderful description of emotions. I can't wait to read it all and see how you get them over the past.

  7. Shawna, I remember those numerous visits to the dentist. Thank you so much for sponsoring me today. Miss Mae, Donna, and Elizabeth, this is a meaningful scene. Moselle's mother thought so much of Eric that since childhood, he had been like family. Geneva never gave up on the two getting back together. I like to think that every time she did laundry, she prayed for each of them as she recalled noting their growth. Thanks for your comments.

  8. Weird! I comment much earlier, but I think blogger swallowed up my comment - it's not showing up here on the board, but that's OK - I subscribed to the comments and kept up on the conversation going on about this wonderful book! I loved learning the history of the name Moselle - and really enjoyed the visual you just shared, LoRee, of Geneva doing laundry and praying for them! It's great!! Blessings, LoRee!! Great visit!

  9. Wow sounds like another for my TBR pile....keeps getting higher and higher and my computer file bigger and bigger LOL!

    Congrats and best of God's blessings!

  10. I wish there were a Frivolities in my town!
    LoRee--you are a super writer. Keep it up, please!

  11. Ladies, you bring a smile to my face. Marianne, cyber space remains a mystery to me, as in the time recorded for our posts. Thanks for coming back. Pamela, you are in my e-reader so I know about the TBR list. I have this mind that works alphabetically, so that's how I'm acquainting myself with the White Rose offerings. And Jeanne, you have always encouraged me. See you on stage!

  12. Dear LoRee,
    Best wishes, congratulations and good luck with your book, it is a wonderful, heartfelt story!

  13. Hi, LoRee - your name is every bit as interesting as Moselle's. :) Thanks for being here. It's nice to know you from the John 3:16 Marketing group!

  14. I agree with all the comments above. Sounds like a great read!

    Best wishes for much success~

  15. Gina, don't you love the word heartfelt? Lisa, would you believe the only other Lorees I've run across in my life have been Christians? JoAnn: Thanks so much for your good wishes. And thank you all for coming to this site.

  16. Hearing the wonderful reviews, I know I need to read LoRee's book. Please include me in the drawing.

  17. LoRee - Late to the party. My deepest apologies! I'm so very happy for you and the success you've found with Moselle. Blessings to you, my dear!

  18. Merry, count yourself in. He is most definitely, worthy to be praised.
    Melissa, no apology necessary. Thanks for your support, and for finding your way here.