If you follow me on facebook or here (my blog) then you know I like to “warn” readers ahead of time about certain (potential) issues regarding my books. So here is a short list of things you should know before starting the Winston Brothers series:
1) These books will focus on the growth/journey/experiences of the Winston brothers (more so than the heroines’ journeys). This is a reversal for me, since the Knitting in the City series (and all my other writings) have focused primarily on the growth of the female character.
2) There are 6 brothers. I know 6 primary/important characters are a lot of characters for some readers to keep straight, especially when they all have beards and have the last name of Winston. No judgement, I just know this to be true. I’d be happy to make a matrix for readers if needed… you let me know.
3) The books will be told in dual POV (one or a few chapters from the heroine’s perspective, and then one or a few chapters from the hero’s perspective, and then back and forth, etc.).
4) These books are set in a small town in Tennessee. As such, the culture, beliefs, and the language of small town Tennessee are reflected/discussed in the books. I cannot stress this enough: THESE ARE NOT BIG CITY BOOKS.
5) Related to #4, if you read ‘Beauty and the Mustache’ then you’ll have a pretty good idea of the “feeling” of the Winston Brothers series. The best word I can think to describe the feel is *methodical*
6) Sex scenes (descriptions, etc.) are on par / of similar ilk to the Knitting in the City series. I know the second book for ‘Elements of Chemistry’ (and the book I co-wrote with LH Cosway, ‘The Hooker and the Hermit’) were more risque, but these books will (generally) not be. Note that I only include risque / explicit sex scenes and descriptions when I feel it serves the story.
I think that’s about it for the warnings… – Penny