Monday, February 8, 2016

Underneath the Story

**Spoiler Alert**

Don't read this blog post until you've read Underneath It All! Keep reading to find out my inspiration for the book...

There used to be a show on A&E called Hoarders. The show has long since ended, but not before inspiring several spin-offs on other networks. While watching the original show, I was fascinated with how a person’s mental illness could cause them to fill up their house with tons of items, some of which had no monetary value and some that were simply garbage. (And don't even get me started on the ones who hoard animals.) Experts, psychiatrists, professional organizers and family members were brought in to help the hoarder sort through their things and return their house back to “normal.” It was wonderful to see the success stories and watch as desperate people finally reclaimed their lives after years of distress and shame.

But what about the families who didn't seek help? What about the families who are left to pick up the pieces (and the junk) after a loved one passes awayThe questions can really start to pile up with no one around to answer them.When the hoarder isn't there to answer "why," then how do the families find closure? Those are a few of the many questions I asked myself and that’s how Emily’s story was born.  

I hope you enjoyed Emily's journey in Underneath It All. Although it isn't the most glamorous subject matter, this plucky heroine discovers a lot more than junk in her mother's hoard and I'm so glad I managed to weave in some romance and a happily ever after for her. She deserves it!

Be sure to look for Emily's brother's story, Runnin' Out of Road, which comes out March 7th. The Thorne Creek story continues as Nick tries to find his own closure and his happily ever after isn't far behind. Nick's adventure on the road (and in love) is a bit steamier than Emily's and is one of my personal favorites.

Forever yours,
Never runnin' out of story ideas,
Rachelle Vaughn

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Underneath It All

Read it before the sequel, Runnin' Out of Road, comes out in March!

Nick and Emily Barrett grew up in the shadow of their mother’s shameful secret. And when she passes away unexpectedly, estranged brother and sister must return to their childhood home in August Lake and sort through the past. Emily begins to lose hope, but when she discovers a mysterious man living in the guesthouse, she realizes that she isn’t the only one harboring a secret.

Underneath It All
February 8, 2016

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Non-Christmas Christmas Movies

We watched Trains, Planes and Automobiles on Thanksgiving and it got me thinking about the movies we usually watch around Christmastime. Sure, there are the classics like White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street, and my personal favorite Christmas Comes to Willow Creek, but there also some great ones that aren't technically considered Christmas movies. Here are a few of my favorites:

Little Women ~ This movie still makes me cry after all these years. I remember seeing it in the theater when it first came out. Long before he became a huge movie star (and Batman!) I had a huge crush on Christian Bale. I first fell in love with him in Newsies, but that's an entirely different blog post.

Courage Mountain ~ A great adventure! The scenery is gorgeous and there's even a little romance story on the side.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ~ This is a pretty crazy movie and not necessarily a feel good Christmastime flick, but it sure is entertaining and Val Kilmer is great alongside Robert Downey Jr.

Just Friends ~ Ryan Reynolds is awesome in this movie and the scenes with him and the guy who plays his brother crack me up.

Funny Farm ~ I love movies about writers and Chevy Chase doesn't disappoint in this funny movie about a writer who moves to the country with his wife.

What are some of your favorite non-Christmas Christmas movies?

Friday, December 4, 2015

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