Book Giveaway on Guest Blog Post

August 28, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Come read the guest blog post on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog for Picnics and Promises. Oh, there will be book giveaways on Lena’s blog, too!

Inspirational Romance Giveaway – Enter To Win A Free Kindle!

August 20, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

I hope all of you are having a blessed Sunday! We’ve been having some HOT weather and we’ve been having air conditioning problems since last April. After getting a new system installed we’ve had the repairman to come out countless times. It’s such a mess to deal with when it’s been so hot.

My summer has been fabulous otherwise! I’ve been taking a lot of time of from work to write.

School is starting soon, and I’ve paired with some other authors to offer you a unique opportunity. Come enter to win a FREE Kindle! Please read the rules before entering!


Between Friends by Debbie Macomber

August 16, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


Between Friends by Debbie Macomber

Have you ever been best friends with somebody for decades, since childhood?

Jillian and Lesley have been best friends since grade school. After high school, their lives change drastically since Lesley feels she has to marry her boyfriend, and Jillian goes away to college. Jillian’s career flourishes while Lesley is home housebound and unhappy. This is a highly unusual novel because the story is told in the form of letters. I’ve never read an entire book with letters back and forth between several characters.

The story spans decades, starting in the sixties. It’s a great way to see some modern history. This book also shows how deep friendships can be. I really enjoyed this highly unusual book. It’s an amazing story about true friendship.

So, have you ever been best friends with somebody for decades? Were you friends when you were children? I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment!

Author Interview!

August 3, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Come read my author interview on Open Book Blog!

Sweetbriar Cottage

July 19, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


Sweetbriar Cottage

Have you ever known a female barber?

Josephine, the town’s beautiful female barber, continues to be haunted from a past traumatic experience. The ghosts of her past affect her so deeply that she wonders if she is able to accept true love. The skeletons that invade her closet are so strong that it affects her marriage. She still feels bad about what what she’s done to her “ex-husband” Noah.

Noah has been a loner since he “divorced” Josephine. He lives on a ranch far away from town. He works with animals as he struggles to get over Josephine’s deception.

However, something happens and Josephine and Noah are forced to spent every waking moment together, alone, far away from humanity, for several days. This experience makes both of them take a good hard look at their lives and examine the nature of their mistakes.

This book was so good. This story gives an example of how something deeply traumatic can affect the view we have of ourselves, making us believe lies about ourselves. I thought that Noah was wonderful, and I really felt bad for Josephine. You’ll find yourself rooting for both of these characters in this deeply emotional story of true love.

I also thought it was sort of unique to read about a female barber. I seldom see female barbers. Usually a female works in a beauty shop and seeing Josephine as a woman barber was a refreshing change from the norm.

So, have you ever known a female barber?

Author Interview

July 14, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Come check out my author interview on Preslaysa William’s blog!

I briefly discuss my novel Sweet Delights and I talk about writing!

Picnics and Promises – A New Summer Box Set – Available Now – 99c – Kindle Unlimited!

July 8, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

What’s your favorite childhood summertime memory?

Summer is my favorite time of the year! When I was a kid, I loved being out of school!. We’d run around the neighborhood, playing Red Rover, Dodgeball, Kickball and we’d ride our bikes. We’d yell and scream while we played Monsters. When I got older, I started watching soap operas during the summer! I got hooked onto General Hospital and All My Children. I also read TONS of romance novels and baked fruit pies as well as cakes and cookies. Those were some fun times!

So, what’s your favorite summertime memory? Leave me a comment!

Picnics and Promises is now available – only 99 cents and it’s available on Kindle Unlimited.

Come check out this warm, wonderful, delicious summer box set! Picnics and Promises features my novella, Sweet Delights – The Bakery Romance Series Book 6!  Come celebrate summer by reading Picnics and Promises! This is a fun summer boxed set that features six warm, delicious summer romances! There’s a delicious pie recipe featured at the end of each novella! 

A Proposal Worth Millions

July 5, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

A Proposal Worth Millions

Have you ever lost your spouse?

Sadie’s husband, Adem, died a few years ago and now she’s determined to make his Turkish hotel a success. She appeals to Dylan, Adem’s best friend, for help. Sadie has always been attracted to Dylan, but, she never acted on those feelings since she was married to Adem. Now that Adem is gone, could a romance can sprout between them?

Dylan has always been attracted to Sadie, but, since she was a married woman, he knew that he had to keep his emotions in check. When she solicits his help to save the Azure, her Turkish hotel, he wonders if he can keep their meetings strictly business. Adem suffers from past pain. Abandoned by his father, he feels that he’s just like his dad. He highly doubts he’d be able to make a good stable commitment to Sadie – or any woman for that matter.

It’s been ages since I’ve read a Mills and Boon Harlequin Romance. I loved the scenery in this book. Makes me want to go swimming in the Aegean sea! One thing this romance that was out of the ordinary – it was strictly romance. What I mean is, interactions with secondary character were minimal. The entire book was just interactions between Sadie and Dylan.

So, have you ever lost your spouse? If so, how did you cope? 


Dancing With Fireflies

June 26, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


Have you, or someone you know, ever had an unplanned pregnancy?

After a traumatic experience, Jade returns to Chapel Springs, her hometown. The first person she visits is Daniel, the town mayor/ her pretend brother/close-family friend. Jade is broke, and she needs a job. Can Daniel help her find employment as she goes through her unplanned pregnancy?


Daniel has been in love with Jade for years. But, Jade has only seen him as a “brother”. Jade is hurting and Daniel wants to support her, and help her heal.

Jade is scared to love again. Can she open up her heart and trust Daniel?

Daniel is also dealing with a lot. He’s determined to go beyond the mayor-ship and get a senate position, possibly going all the way to the White House. His rich parents are determined to make his political aspirations come true. So, how can he even think of pursuing politics and leave Jade behind? He knows how lonely it is to be part of a political family. Can he even think about exposing Jade to such a life?

I loved this book so much! Daniel was a man who was too good to be true. I wanted to package him up and marry him myself! He’s so sweet and kind and he really loves Jade. Jade is not aware of Daniel’s feelings, which causes some sticky situations between them.

I highly recommend this story. I also read the Chapel Springs Book 1, too, and I enjoyed that one too!

So, have you, or someone you know, ever had an unplanned pregnancy? If so, how did you cope? Did you have family to help you out by offering support?

Happy Father’s Day!

June 18, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads!

What is the most memorable time you spent with your father? Please comment!