Home of the Heart - A Northwest Romance
Meg Carey, a rising star in a fast-paced Beverly Hills interior design firm, suffers a claustrophobic attack while flying to Oregon for her family's Christmas. A charismatic stranger, Matt Aaberg, comes to her rescue. Is he a chauvinistic opportunist, as Meg suspects? Or as genuine as he appears to his Oregon TV viewers? When Matt dares to suggest that Meg move back home to Oregon, sparks begin to fly -- and keep on flying until each of this geographically desirable couple's worlds is turned upside down. Forced to examine the course of their lives, will Matt and Meg be able to discover the home of their hearts?
Curious about the writing of Home of the Heart? Linda gives you a behind the scenes look here.
Writing Home of the Heart
Home of the Heart is a subtly *sensual romance novel first published by Avalon as a "Career Romance." Linda M. Kurth has updated it and it is now available as an eBook.
Ms. [Kurth's] characters steer the reader through the frenetic L.A. design scene, soaring to a luxurious New York penthouse, and dreaming on a romantic tour of Oregon, as they pursue their fascinating careers. Thomas Bouregy & Co., Publishers
Meg is no saccharine heroine. However, despite her very real, yet emotional issues, she demonstrates talent, love, and finally, devotion. Matt is an unusual hero, an extrovert with a capital ‘E.’ He falls in love as quickly as he ultimately transforms. This story is replete with vivid problems and accurate, if speedy, solutions. HOME OF THE HEART is a wonderful first novel which is sure to find a place in the reader’s heart. A Rendezvous Review
I must tell you about your Home of the Heart. That story hooked me girl...where Meg had that falling out with her Dad. I related to it personally. And when Matt came on too strong at the mountain cabin...and when Meg did all those blow ups that she did (and she regretted) well...that is life. In places I came to tears. The interweaving of live, introspection in Mat...and in Meg...was champion. I woke up tonight and stayed up reading your book to the end. Steve D, Sedro-Wooley, WA
It touched my heart and made me cry. Pete S., Littleton, Colorado
I loved the settings, especially the scene in the cabin. It had me swooning. Angie, Barnes & Noble publicist, Bend, Oregon
Reading this novel was a first step in falling in love with the author. Bill K., husband of Linda M. Kurth
Sensuality Ratings Guide*
According to this guide for romance novels, Home of the Heart is a "subtly" sensuous story: "No explicit sensuality. Kissing and touching, but physical romance is described in general terms or implied. The emphasis is on how lovemaking made the characters feel emotionally, and not on graphic description, although this does not equate to the use of euphemism or only 'petting.' Rather, if lovemaking occurs, it is alluded to rather than described, so that the reader's imagination becomes paramount."