Derailed Hearts – #NewRelease @DarleneLF

I am super excited to welcome Darlene Fredette back to my blog today to talk about her new book release!

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Thank you, Jan, for hosting me and allowing me to share my new release with your followers!

My inspiration for this post comes from the return of my digital magazine as it turns twenty in January. The title Still Moments always makes me reflect on the hustle and bustle of daily life. With the days passing so quickly, we sometimes forget to…

Stop and take a moment to breathe.

Stop and allow yourself to be in the moment.

Stop and take in the beauty around you.

Stop and enjoy the now.

The less you focus on the chaos, the quieter your day becomes because some of life’s best moments happen when you take a moment to enjoy them.

I hope you take a moment to find the mysterious matchmaker to make his appearance in Derailed Hearts! 😊


Single father and ER doctor, Ethan Marley, is ready to put down roots. He and his daughter embark on a train adventure across Canada from the west to the east coast. Boarding the train, he meets a woman who steals his breath, and he learns that she too is headed to Redford Falls. He is intent on maintaining a friendship only, but Jenn makes his heart race faster than the train.  

Fashion designer, Jenn Martini, travels by train to Redford Falls to visit her father. Her plan for a solitude escape derails after meeting Ethan and his daughter. Sharing a confined-spaced cabin sparks an immediate attraction, and by the end of the trip, she longs to be a part of their family. Only as she opens her heart to love, do the scars from her past begin to heal.

With more in common than relatives in Redford Falls, is their love strong enough to overcome the truth behind the accident…and save their future?


Avery pointed to herself, Ethan, and then Jenn.

Ethan rested his forehead against his daughter’s. “You want Jenn to come, too?”

Avery nodded.

The little voice in Jenn’s head told her to return to her cabin and to stay clear of Ethan and his daughter. They were as enticing as strawberry ice cream. “I would love to join you.” The words fell from her lips.

Ethan stood and set Avery on her feet.

The child held onto her father’s hand and reached outward with the other.

Jenn accepted the tiny hand and in doing so, she sensed a comfortable connection to this family—a connection she suspected would be incredibly hard to break.

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About Darlene Fredette

Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, where the summers are too short, and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, painting, or drawing, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador.



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49 thoughts on “Derailed Hearts – #NewRelease @DarleneLF

    1. I think so, too, Joan. At one Amtrak had a program going for authors where they could ride the train cross-country while having a writing retreat on the train. I doubt if they still do that, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I saw “Universal Purchase Link,” read it as “Universal Pictures Link,” and thought “that’s great it’s a movie; sounds like a screen-worthy love story.” Then I saw what it really said, and I was disappointed. Still, it sounds like a wonderful novel. Wishing Darlene all the best. Thanks for hosting, Jan.

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