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Looking for Jimmy Stewart is a sweet romance by Jeane Daly. Andi, our heroine, had a perfect life, yesterday. Today is not so great. Not only as she lost her beloved job as an airline flight attendant, her company went bankrupt making her stick worthless. It would be great if she had a strong masculine shoulder to pour her troubles out on, but her boyfriend left about the same time as her job. Unfortunately, he helped himself to a few things on his way out too.
Andi Temperly returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and hopefully find a new job. Working at the same steakhouse that she did as a teen is certainly a comedown. It doesn’t help to find she has a demanding neighbor with an oversized cat who keeps hanging out at her house. The nephew is busy trying to corral the wayward feline while attempting to charm her.
No thanks, she is not in the mood to be charmed. Between job searches, she relaxes with Jimmy Stewart’s movies. Why can’t men today be more like Mr. Stewart, she often wonders to herself unaware she may have a regular Jimmy right under her nose.
Ms. Daly populated the town with strong and often eccentric characters. Andi’s girlfriends are a nice touch. There is sweetness about this book you don’t normally find in books today. Outside of the ex-boyfriend, no one is bad. They are simply people living ordinary lives the best they can.
Looking for Jimmy Stewart should satisfy your romance sweet teeth. It is a good book to keep in your purse to read anywhere. No worries about hiding the cover, you can enjoy this sweet romance with no embarrassing blushes. Two thubs up for Ms. Daly.
It is available in both paperback and Kindle.
When I talk about my recent book, Looking for Jimmy Stewart, the same question comes up…when did you decide to write a book. I’ve been writing since I was twelve…nothing major, just things in my daily life. That was the beginning of Daly Life and On the Bright Side, my two humor columns for the Community News. Four highly intelligent (cough) readers had taken time from their busy lives to email and say nice things about my writing. Those emails were the instrument I needed to push me toward my goal of writing a novel.
Because my book is a contemporary romance, I joined Romance Writers of America and took zillions of creative writing workshops. I joined From The Heart, an online critique group, where I met dedicated writers from all over the world.
I sent query letters to editors and agents…after months of anxiously waiting for a reply…rejections. On January 1, 2010, the call every writer dreams about happened.
“Jeane, it is with great pleasure I offer you a contract…”