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Friday, April 16, 2021

No Fool Like an April Fool by Joan Reeves

April is the month when spring gets a foothold on the weather and treats us to a lovely mix of rain showers and golden sunshineo.

Then the rain and the sun bring an abundance of blooming flowers.

Something else that blooms in spring is love. This season is noted for turning a young man's fancy to love—a young woman's too.

Sometimes, the would-be lovers  need a helping hand in the love department. (In the romance business, we call that helping hand a matchmaker.)

As Lorelei Lorelle, a famous historical romance author, once said, "It's easy to make a man and woman fall in love. I do it every time I sit down at the computer."

April Fool Proposition

Ms. Lorelle decides Brenna and Travis need that helping hand.

She plants the seed of an idea in Brenna's imagination and lets nature take its course.

Brenna is the middle button—that's what her grandmother who raised her and her older sister and younger brother—called her. Her sister was the wild child; her brother is the smart, happy-go-lucky girl-in-every-port bachelor. 

Brenna is the responsible one who takes care of everyone. In her quest to fulfill that role, she's given up every part of herself and become the even-tempered, calm, responsible young woman on whom everyone depends.

She doesn't realize she's put her personal life on hold until friend's mom—Lorelei Lorelle—tells her  that her sister won't commit to the man she loves because she doesn't want Brenna to be alone.

She advises Brenna to pretend to have a lover of her own and proposes Dr. Travis Larsen as the perfect man to play the part of her pretend lover.

Several days later, Fate seems to lend a hand, and she collides with Travis. As Colette once said, “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Brenna embraces that philosophy enthusiastically!

Introducing Travis Larsen

Oh, you're going to like Travis! He needs no persuasion to play pretend lover because...well, I guess you should find out for yourself.

April Fool Proposition is my latest release, and it's only 99¢ during the month of April.

Speaking of propositions, pretend lovers, and enthusiastic women who want a real life, let me leave you with some wisdom from that philopher Rita Rudner who observed, "Men reach their sexual peak at 18. Women reach theirs at 35. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?"

Have a wonderful April!


  1. I love your books, Joan, and look forward to reading this one. Best wishes.

  2. I love April. Pennsylvania turns a brilliant green--the early leaves, the lawns, and spring bulbs. "April Fool Proposition" looks like a fun read. I hope you get lots of sales.

    1. I know the exact shade of green you mean. I think of it as the color of life and renewal.

  3. I like the plot and premise for this book, Joan, and know it will have a very romantic an happy ending. God bless you as you write to keep romance alive.

    April is the month everything greens out. Trees, grass, etc. Usually it doesn't happen until the last week of April. It's two weeks early, and I picked a bouquet of the loveliest wildflowers yesterday. Yellow ones, red one, white, and put them in a vase on my kitchen island.

    1. Thanks, Laurean. We're having a very cool April, but the bluebonnets and other wildflowers popped out about 3 weeks ago, and they're spectacular.


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