Welcome to another N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Character Interview. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Jamie MacLellan, one of three sisters in the brand new trilogy from Lucinda Race. Jamie, why don’t you introduce yourself?
As the oldest of three sisters we’re proud to be half Scottish. As a child I spent every summer wandering the highlands with my Gran and sisters. I decided to remain happily single as I don’t think I’ll ever find a guy as terrific as my dad. I love spending time with my sisters, they’re my best friends.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending time with family and fly fishing in Scotland.
Which living person do you most admire?
My father, is kind, generous and has always encourage me and my sisters to be the best we can be, and that family always comes first.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I’m pretty tall – I tower over my sisters.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A man who respects individuality.
When and where were you happiest?
Can I choose more than one place? In Scotland on the family’s sheep farm and my home town of Easton VT.
What is your most treasured possession?
I recently purchase my first home – it was a terrifying and exhilarating experience.
What is your favorite occupation?
I love being a CPA, certified public account, I love the constant of numbers.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My sisters, they are brave and loyal to those they love.
What is your greatest regret?
I didn’t get to see my Gran one last time before she passes away.
What is your motto?
Thank you, Jamie, for the candid interview. It was such a pleasure to meet you and I can’t wait to read your story. For more information on Jamie’s story, scroll down…
Title Old and New: The Enchanted Wedding Dress Book 1 (The MacLellan Sisters Trilogy)
Author Lucinda Race
Genre Women’s Fiction- Romance
Publisher MC Two Press
Jamie is happily single, smart, ambitious and beautiful. After her beloved Gran passes away an enchanted antique wedding dress, a letter, the MacLellan plaid and a brooch arrive from Scotland. The family legend is, if an unmarried descendant of their great-grandmother wears the dress and looks in the mirror she will see her future. Will Jamie honor her Gran's last request and try the dress on?
Jamie’s shoulders slumped and she munched on a slice of bread. “I got an email from Mom. She and Dad are cleaning out some of Gran’s things and found it. I guess it was addressed to us. I thought it would be better to open it together.”
Kenzie looked between her sisters, her smile pained. “It’s hard to believe she’s gone.”
Jamie wiped away a lone tear. “I keep expecting the phone to ring and hear Gran asking when we’re hopping on the next plane.”
“Guys”—fighting back tears, Grace’s face sagged—“can we concentrate on what’s in the box? It hurts too much to talk about Gran’s death.”
Kenzie wiped away the tears that had slipped down her cheeks. “Grace is right. Let’s open the box and see what’s inside, after we finish this amazing lo mein.”
The girls bounced ideas around over what might be in the box until dinner was finished. Grace stood up and whisked away the empty plates. She called over her shoulder, “I’ll grab the wine if someone can get the box. You know how much I hate waiting to open any kind of box.”
Jamie went in search of scissors and pointed to the closet. “Kenz, the box is in there.”
Kenzie opened the door and carefully carried the box to the coffee table, as if it contained something irreplaceable.
Jamie returned, and said, her hand hovering over the tape, “Here goes nothing.”
Grace came in holding a bottle of wine. “Be careful, Sissy,” she whispered reverently. “It was Gran’s, so it’s really old.”
Jamie held her breath as she cautiously sliced through the layers of packing tape and eased back the cardboard flaps.
Standing on tiptoes, Kenzie peered over her shoulder. “What is it?”
Jamie withdrew a cream-colored envelope. “It’s a letter.” Grace reached out to pull back the bubble wrap when Jamie touched her hand. “Wait. We should read it first and then we’ll see what’s inside.”
Kenzie stretched out her hand. “I’ll read it.” She slit open the wax seal and pulled out several pieces of stationery. Glancing down, she said, “I don’t remember Gran’s handwriting so spider web like, so it might take a while.”
Grace leaned in and studied the page. “I don’t think its Gran’s. What if it’s Great-gran’s? You know Dad’s grandmother.”
Jamie admonished, “If we stop talking and let Kenz read, I’ll bet we find out.” She picked up her wineglass and settled back on the sofa cushions.
Lucinda Race is a life long fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of, one day, becoming a writer. As life twists and turns, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion, romance novels. After developing the story line for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Fingers flying over computer keys, two novellas and five novels have been published in The Loudon Series. She has also written The MacLellan Sisters Trilogy and is working on a new novel to be released at the end of 2019.
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