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Letting Go: Book One of The Maryland Shores
What must you let go to find true love?

When Maren Mitchell lost her husband Mark, she felt adrift in choppy waters. She adjusts course as she's not one to ever act quickly. 

The handsome, decisive surgeon Steve Kramer devoted decades to advancing his medical career, but his personal life sailed past him...until Maren cornered his curiosity. He encourages her to become a co-worker, but will she become more?

The intensity that fills Steve's days drives Maren to anxious uncertainty. He's nothing like she's used to, making her quiver all right, as his impassioned first mate on his boat and as a skeptical observer off of it. 

Will a left-brained, logical man and a creative, cautious woman get tangled in their differences and past hurts...or surrender what they must to live fuller lives and forge a future together, especially through regional terror and personal panic?

Fun facts:

Setting/Timeframe: Western Shore, Maryland, Washington, DC metro area, Chesapeake Bay in 2002, plus other fun surprises

Maren's favorites:  Her son Dylan, graphic design, coffee, boating

Steve's passions:  His new boat, Steelers football, and Maren!

Steelers football in Maryland...really?  Read the novel to find out who cheers for the Baltimore 
Ravens or Washington Redskins... and who waves the Terrible Towel.

To see Steve's boat: Check out the Facebook page for occasional pics of what inspired the scenes in Letting Go: Book One. Don't forget to LIKE the page so that you don't miss out on future, fun posts and the debut of Book Two.  

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