It’s not good, I’ve heard—and said—to have favorites among your own books. It’s kind of like having a favorite child. But, in truth, I do have a favorite book. A favorite hero. Favorite scenes. Usually these change with the release of a new book. Almost always, because we become BFFs while I’m writing her story, the Heroine of the Hour is my favorite, too.
Libby Worth, from The Happiness Pact, my new release from Harlequin Heartwarming, is average to the nth degree. She has freckles and a few extra pounds and a messy brown braid. No two ways about it, she’s a poster child for ordinary. She is the one who says, “Do you know I’ve stopped wearing brown because I’m afraid I’ll stand up against a tree trunk and disappear because that’s how monochromatic I am? Do you know what people say when they look at our high school yearbook? They say, ‘Who’s the girl standing between Tucker and Arlie? She looks familiar, but I can’t place her.'”
And Libby’s good with that. At the end of her journey with Tucker Llewellyn, her best friend since birth, she will still be ordinary. Still a good BFF.
I hope you like her. She’s my favorite.
Today’s featured book is The Happiness Pact, a Contemporary by Liz Flaherty.
Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.
So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?
Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Harlequin Heartwarming
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Liz Flaherty thinks one of the things that keeps you young when you quite obviously aren’t anymore is the constant chances you have to reinvent yourself. Her latest professional incarnation is as a Harlequin Heartwarming author and she is enjoying every minute! She’d love to hear from you at or please come and see her at
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