Monday, May 13, 2013

News From Bloomfield

Interview with Lynn

Had to skip last week because of some news we received about our town and B&H publishers. The book about Lynn Myers and the one about Caroline Short plus one more by Debby Mayne may be the last of the books about our town.

As I said earlier, Lynn moved back to Bloomfield to settle her brother's estate. She came into the tearoom with her daughter, Rachael, for lunch and Bailey, the reporter from the Gazette met her and interviewed her on the spot.

Since not all of the information will appear in the paper, here's the full interview and information about Last Chance for Justice.

1.     BaileyLynn, tell us about your association with Bloomfield.
  •  Lynn: Bloomfield is the small town where I was born and raised and where I thought I would spend my entire life. Then I met Daniel, a handsome visitor to our little berg. When he left town he took my heart with him, and we were soon married, requiring me to leave Bloomfield behind. When Daniel died recently, I was devastated. Not long after that I got the news that my only sibling, Myron, had died as well, leaving his entire estate—including a creepy old house right next to the cemetery—to me. Thankfully my just-graduated-from-college daughter, Rachel, accompanied me back to Bloomfield to settle the estate.

2. Bailey: Returning to your hometown after all those years must have been traumatic for you, particularly after your two recent losses.
  • Lynn: It sure was. I don’t think I could have done it if Rachel hadn’t come with me. I hadn’t even been back to Bloomfield in nearly ten years, since my mother died. I felt so guilty at not having gone to see my poor brother in all those years—and now he’s gone, just like Daniel. And most of the Bloomfield residents remember me as “the Bloomfield girl who abandoned her family and ran off to marry a stranger.” That’s not the way it was at all, but I’m still trying to live down that reputation, even after all these years.

3.   Bailey:  So even after being gone from Bloomfield for decades, you still have some emotional baggage to deal with there.
  • Lynn: Absolutely! I thought I had outgrown that peer-pressure stuff when I got married and established a family of my own. I never thought it would come back to haunt me, but the closer I got to Bloomfield, the more I felt it trying to worm its way back into my life.

4. Bailey: Now that you’ve completed the business of settling your late brother’s estate and left Bloomfield behind once again, what would you say was the most surprising thing you learned while you were there?
  • Lynn: I came back to Bloomfield with great hesitation, not wanting to stay a minute longer than absolutely necessary. But as I began to face and deal with the peer-pressure issues that had kept me away from Bloomfield for so long, I discovered that I really did miss that little town and all of its warm, wonderful people. And here’s the most surprising thing of all: Rachel and I are planning to move back to Bloomfield permanently!

5.Bailey: Do you have any final words you’d like to leave with our readers?
  • Lynn: I surely do! If you’re still dealing with peer pressure, adopt my saying:

“I can’t wait to get old enough that I no longer have to deal with peer pressure!”
Stick around long enough, and it will happen. And if you get a chance, please stop by my Facebook page and “friend” me, will you?
  Here's the cover about Lynn and her return to Bloomfield. It's a great story and one you don't want to miss.

Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.
Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.
It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.
As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.
Last Chance for Justice

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