The Pink Heart Society is happy to welcome back Harlequin Romance author Shirley Jump, who will set the scene for her new trilogy The McKenna Brothers.
Boston. It’s a magical city, especially on warm summer nights when the breeze dances in from the ocean and teases you with the salty tang of the Atlantic. The lights flicker like fireflys and the traffic passes with the soft whoosh-whoosh of the tires against the pavement.
I grew up just south of Boston and always loved the city. It was the very first place I went when I got my license (don’t tell my parents, who had forbidden me from leaving the borders of my town until I had more experience). It’s where I went to college, where I met my husband, and where I return, once a year, to see my family and take a step into the past. As you read this, I’m heading for Boston (so if I don’t comment back right away, it’s because I’m driving ;-) and to a reunion with all my friends and family.
So when I decided to write the McKenna Brothers series, there was nowhere else I wanted to set the books but Boston. For each of the three brothers, the city represents something different. One finds it a challenge, another a playground and the third a comfort. Throughout the series, I use the city to reflect the differences in the McKenna brothers, and the way they view the world. There are romantic dates in the city, quiet walks by the water and visits to shops and diners throughout the city.
Tell me, what’s your favorite city? Or are you more of a rural person? When you visit a city, what do you most enjoy doing? Is there a place that holds a special place in your heart?
To find out more about Shirley and her books, check out her website http://www.shirleyjump.com