This Valentine's Day, Sara Wetmore will be releasing her new romance novel, Brush Strokes. While announcing the release of the contemporary romance novel, the author said she is dedicating the book to barely surviving broken-hearted creatives.
"I stand by that. The main character, Emily, embodies this struggle to live a fulfilling creative life that provides enough abundance to support her. I think many artists can relate to that situation," said Sara.
Brush Strokes, Sara's second novel, features Emily, a professional painter that has been married for 10 years. Deep down, Emily knows she's unhappy, but she can't bring herself to leave her manipulative psychiatrist husband, David—at least until she discovers his infidelity. With grounds for divorce, Emily kicks David out of the house and keeps the property in the drawn-out process.
Finding herself alone for the first time ever, Emily must figure out how to afford her mortgage and renovate the house using her salary with the help of her roommate, Alice, and her handsome Scottish landscaper, Roban.
Meanwhile, Emily's mother is not doing well. Seeing as she lives hours away, her mother's questionable health begs the question: how does one know whether to assert their independence or ask for help?
As summer turns to autumn, Emily navigates this new chapter of her life, wondering if love is a weakness or a strength. Can Emily pick up the pieces and move forward with her painting career while caring for her ailing mother? Or will her growing feelings for Roban get in the way?
"It's important for us all to believe that happy endings are possible, no matter how jaded or cynical we may be. Now more than ever, we need hope. That's why romance novels are so important to me," expressed Sara as she related herself to Emily's situation.
"This story was inspired by so many different women in my life. Writing it was my way of making sure their struggles are seen," pronounced Sara, urging all artists to remain hopeful.
Bookworms may get a physical copy of the book or read it through Kindle. For more information about the book and the author, visit https://www.sarawetmore.com/
About the Author
Sara Wetmore is an award-winning author who studied creative writing at Linden wood University, earning her MFA. Her work has already appeared in The Write Launch, Shadowed Hourglass, Adelaide magazine, and others.
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