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Love on the Internet

Harvest-MoonBY SHARON STRUTH

I’m dating myself by admitting this, but I remember life before the Internet. A time when falling in love typically meant you were face to face with another person. Now the Internet is simply part of our days.

I spend a lot of time on-line because of my occupation, and find you can get a sense of people’s personalities by the way they “speak” in Computer-land. Whether in a Facebook comment, or blog post, we learn about others. Emoticons, exclamations points, using all caps…not to mention how it’s easier to speak opening using social media. Easier than face-to-face.

This is exactly what the heroine of Harvest Moon, Veronica Sussingham, finds when she “meets” a man who writes a music blog. She’s a singer, he a musician and songwriter. A slow and easy friendship forms. She asks for they to keep their true identity secret, because she is leery, especially after being attacked back in graduate school. But through the veil of technology, they get close. Very close.

So what do you think? Is love possible over the Internet?


Sharon-StruthABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards for Best first Book. Her follow-up release, SHARE THE MOON-Book one in the Blue Moon Lake Novel Series-is published by Kensington Books and is a Barnes & Noble romance bestseller. The series also includes Twelve Nights (11/15), Harvest Moon (12/15) and Bella Luna (2016).

She writes from the friendliest place she’s ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut, along with her husband, two daughters and canine companion. For more information, including where to find her published essays, please visit www.sharonstruth.com

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HARVEST MOON

Getting past the librarian’s guard…

Trent Jamieson isn’t one for virtual romance, but there’s something about the intriguing woman he meets on the Internet he can’t resist. Then the small town bachelor discovers the mystery woman who shares her secrets with him online is the laced-up librarian in his self-defense class! Veronica Sussingham may just be his toughest student yet. Because how can he show the vulnerable beauty that some men are worth letting your guard down for?

Veronica returned to her hometown seeking shelter for her shattered spirit. The last thing she needs is a blue-eyed charmer who wants to show her how to live—and love—again. Then she discovers Trent is not just another admirer, but a man who knows her deepest secrets. Now Veronica must choose between running from her past—or finding future happiness with the kind of man she swore she’d never fall for….

“Sharon Struth writes a good story about love and loss. She knows her characters and has a path she wants them to take.”—Eye on Romance

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