Thursday, May 23, 2013

Come talk to Lorraine Beaty

Welcome to Lorraine and a little about Restoring His Heart

Lorraine Beatty is a multi-published, bestselling author born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She’s also lived in Erlangen, Germany, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently resides in Brandon, Mississippi. Married to her high school sweetheart, she and husband Joe have two grown sons and five grandchildren.
She has been writing since Junior High School and has contributed feature articles to several books on Television History, and written for magazines, newspapers and company newsletters. She currently writes for Love Inspired books. A longtime member of RWA, and ACFW. She is a charter member and former president of Magnolia State Romance Writers, the local Mississippi Chapter of RWA.
Away from writing she is a long time member of  her church choir, loves to garden, spend time with her grandchildren, and travel.
Restoring His Heart
After he crashes his sports car into a gazebo, Adam Holbrook is sentenced to thirty days rebuilding – definitely not Adam’s usual glamorous lifestyle. But when Laura Durrant, the contractor scheduled to help him, shows up, everything changes. Suddenly Adam wouldn’t mind an extended sentence. And no one’s more surprised by this change in attitude than Adam. As they work amid the sawdust and sweat, Laura teaches him about more than carpentry. She teaches him everything he’s missed out on – a family, a relationship with God and maybe even love.


Laura turned and glared. The loveliness on her face gone.

“I assume you have something else to wear other than a tuxedo? We’ll be doing real work today, Mr. Holbrook. This won’t be a party.”

Her attitude irked Adam. He started to say something smart, but remembered Mr. Durrant’s request for respect. Something she’d said suddenly clicked into place. “We?”

Laura Durrant placed her hands on her hips and took a step toward him. “We. You’ll be under my supervision for the duration of your sentence. I’ll be showing you how to rebuild what you destroyed, and I want to get started today if that’s all right with you.”

Adam looked over her head to her father. There was a knowing and sympathetic smile on his face. He shrugged.

My daughter is a skilled carpenter and contractor. Trust me. She knows her stuff.” He took his daughter’s arm and tugged her along with him out of the room. “We’ll leave you to get ready. Don’t take too long.”

Why Lorraine wrote the book

I heard a song lyric about a guy who’d experienced every thrill on the planet – mountain climbing, sky diving etc but falling in love was a thrill more amazing that anything else. What a great love story. A man who has it all who finds loves surpasses any other adventure.

Question for you our readers and viewers

In books it’s easy to have a character grasp and embrace a difficult concept such as discovering love is more important than wealth. But is it that simple in real life?

 You can chat with Lorraine

Lorraine Beatty

Love is Always the Answer

Some of Lorraine's books

Beautiful Dreamer  - Heartsong  November 2012
Rekindled Romance -  LI April 2013 - top pick  RT
Restoring His Heart – LI June 2013 4*RT
Plantation Christmas Weddings – September 2013


  1. I love that cover and all of your books. The idea of a female contractor is so intriguing. Can't wait to finish this book.
    Understanding the value of love is harder for some than others. I didn't fall in love until late in life but it was a wonderful experience--as fantastic as any poet ever wrote.

  2. Great excerpt! Adam and Laura have caught my interest and I can't wait to read Restoring His Heart!

  3. I really enjoyed posting Lorraine's information too. Thanks, Lorraine. I look forward to checking out your books. Shirley

  4. Love the over on this book and the woman who wrote it. I was thrilled to see it in our Kmart! Yep. I got my copy a d am looking forward to reading it.

  5. Hey,
    So proud for you, Lori! Congrats!

  6. I can't wait to read it. I know it will reel me right in, like all your others, and keep me up all night until I finish it.