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
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 c
hat with Lorraine
Love is Always the Answer
Dreamer - Heartsong November 2012
Romance - LI April 2013 - top pick RT
His Heart – LI June 2013 4*RT
Christmas Weddings – September 2013