Guest Blog--Carol Underhill
Introduce yourself—name, where you’re from, and something people notice when they meet you.
Hi, I'm Carol Underhill. I’m a small-town girl from Michigan. I think people notice my dark brown eyes when they first meet me.
Tell us about your book—title and back cover blurb.
The Reluctant Billionaire is a contemporary Christian romance.
With her husband’s ultimate betrayal, and the finalization of her divorce, Jessica Palmer’s dreams for her life go up in flames, leaving her devastated and lost. Now, she’s leaving Chicago and moving back into her parents’ house in an effort to rebuild her life. Longtime neighbor and friend, Liam Engstrom, is the only reason she hasn’t completely fallen apart, but the closer they get, the more she realizes the depth of his feelings.
Liam has loved Jessica since they were teens, but she never noticed him as more than a friend. Now that she’s single, he’s determined to show her how much he cares and that not all men are like her ex-husband--if she’ll let him.
Jessica is reluctant to trust again after what her husband did to her, and Liam refuses to be the
rebound guy, but their attraction is hard to deny. So, together, with a little help from God, they
decide to give love a chance. But between Liam’s recent inheritance and an unwanted public
billionaire status that has people lining up with their hands out, and Jessica’s ex-husband
monitoring her every move, their relationship is off to a rocky start. And when tragedy strikes,
Liam pushes everyone away—including Jessica. Can they both learn to forgive and grow, or are they doomed to be alone?
Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.
I wrote the story originally in 1994 and set it aside. When I took it out again and brushed the dust off, I rewrote it completely. I didn’t know anything about alternating POV or show vs. tell when I did the rewrite. To go back through and update the writing style was a challenge.
Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mine is Spumoni: It has chocolate, pistachio and Traverse Bay cherry flavors all mixed in together. I live next door to a store that sells hand-dipped ice cream. I start out every spring buying it often, then as summer arrives my desire for it tapers down. The size of their cones is legendary in our part of the state.
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