Author Roberta Capizzi #GuestBlogger

Please help me in welcoming author Roberta Capizzi to Nesie’s Place today all the way from Italy. Roberta is the author of sweet romances with a small town flare centered around matters of the heart.

I’ve discovered a love for small-town series, and after asking my readers to take a survey, I’ve realized I’m not alone. The romance subgenre with most votes turned out to be small-town settings, closely followed by family sagas. The results got me thinking: why do romance readers love small towns?

As a reader, I tend to get really involved in a story, and as a consequence, I get attached to characters, too. Although getting to know new characters and settings is cool, I’ve found I love it so much more when I get to meet characters I already met and rooted for. And in small-town romances, you pretty much always get to see what happened to the characters after they got their happily-ever-after, as they star as secondary characters in the next book in the series. What I love, and what I think is the thing that makes these stories so special, is the camaraderie—the ‘everyone’s got everyone’s back’ motto that seems to be a compulsory element in tiny communities. And let’s not forget the gossip mill, that usually contributes to some funny moments in the books.

Whenever I read a good small-town romance, I become a member of the community and I feel as if I’m living in the book. Something that doesn’t happen when I read city-based stories.

My love for small town series started when I discovered the Christmas, Colorado series by Debbie Mason. The more I read, the more I felt as if I were part of the tight-knit community—and the less I wanted to leave. Afterward, the Whisper Creek series by Maggie McGinnis and the Hero’s Welcome series by Annie Rains just reinforced my love for this subgenre once and for all: I was a small-town fan all the way.

The idea for my Love In Spring series came to me in 2015, during a very hot summer. Since I couldn’t do much more than lie on the couch because even just lifting a finger would make me sweat as if I’d run the Boston marathon, I binge-watched a lot. It was the summer I discovered the TV series based on Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series and fell in love with the cute town I wanted to move to (maybe because it looked 20 degrees cooler than my living room at that moment. LOL).

That’s when I started planning my very own small-town series. I’ve always loved the beach so the town would definitely have to be near the water, but it took me a while to decide where I would “build” it. Eventually, I chose Oregon as the setting for my fictional town because I loved the scenery. I’ve never been a plotter in my writing process, so even though I researched some of the main facts to make it as realistic as possible, I have to admit I discovered things as I wrote. Spring Harbor came to life in my head while I was writing and I simply put down on paper the images that flashed through my mind.

And just like I expected, I became so involved in the lives of the residents that when I finished book one, No End To Love, I felt lost. The thing I love about writing series, as well as reading them, is that I never have to really let go of my characters and eventually, they become almost friends, as real as the people around me. Crazy, you say? Well, welcome into a writer’s mind!

Thanks for reading all the way to the end and thank you, Felicia, for having me as a guest on your blog.


You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by, Roberta!

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A new small-town series for fans of sweet romance. Welcome to Spring Harbor, where love is in the air.


She wants to belong…

Ellie Hawthorne lost her faith in love when believing a lie cost her a job she loved, as well as her reputation. So when she inherits her grandmother’s beach cottage in Spring Harbor, Oregon, she’s happy to leave the city and the gossip behind, and finally put down roots—without a man.

He wants to turn back time…

Adam Cavanagh lost his faith in love when his wife died in his arms, leaving him with their six-month-old daughter and a broken heart he knew he could never stitch back together. Three years later, his only goal is to be the best dad he can—without a woman.

Neither wants to fall in love…

When Adam moves in next door to Ellie, their lives inevitably entangle, but he’s heartbroken and she’s disillusioned. Can they get over their fears and let their friendship become love?

If you like heart-warming romances focused on emotions, small-town settings, and tight-knit communities, you’ll love the books in the Love In Spring series.

~ About Roberta Capizzi ~

Roberta is an Italian author of sweet, heart-warming romances set in Ireland or in small towns in the United States—two places where she’d love to live while writing full-time. She’s also an avid reader who thinks daydreaming should be a paid profession and that the world would be a better place if bookworms ruled it.

Growing up as an only child, she spent all her free time with her nose stuck in books, enjoying the company of fictional friends, while dreaming of becoming an author. Discovering books by Rosamunde Pilcher was the turning point in her life, and she decided to start writing down the stories that kept playing in her head, just for fun. After the first couple of stories, though, she found it impossible to stop—and she’s been writing ever since.

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“Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll

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“Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Release Date: November 16, 2013

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ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This novel contains sexual situations and adult content. It has very little history. If you like your romance novels to be light on sex scenes and heavy on the history, this isn’t the book for you. It is the sixth and final book in the Kellington series, but it’s a stand-alone novel. To catch you up….the Duke of Lynwood and his four siblings all found love. Now, it’s their friend’s turn.

When Bow Street Inspector Joseph Stapleton is sent to Oxfordshire to help the daughter of an earl, little does he know how the mission will affect him personally.

Lady Evelyn Williams must marry within weeks, but she has never met a gentleman of the ton whom she would even consider as a potential husband. Then she encounters the brave, handsome man from London.

NEVER TURN AWAY is the story of a love that defies society’s expectations. It also introduces Colin Emerson, Lord Ridgeway, whose story is told in ALWAYS COME HOME.

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“Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen” by Noel Monk

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“Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen”

Author: Noel Monk w/Joe Layden

Genre: Biography/Memoirs/Rock

Release Date: June 13, 2017

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The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.

Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk. A man who’d worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, Monk spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manager then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, backstabbing, and disappointment consumed the band.

Throughout Van Halen’s meteoric rise and abrupt halt, this confidant, fixer, friend, and promoter saw it all and lived to tell. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades—from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high-profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise. Sharing never-before-told stories, Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time—and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame.

Illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from Monk’s vaults, Runnin’ with the Devil is manna from rock heaven no Van Halen fan can miss.

“Mail Order Brides of Texas (A Five Book Set Plus A Bonus Book)” by Kathleen Ball

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“Mail Order Brides of Texas (A Five Book Set Plus a Bonus Book)”

Author: Kathleen Ball

Genre: Historical/Western/Romance

Release Date: February 20, 2017

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Meet 6 strong women and the men who love them in this very special set. Enjoy the happiness, love and sorrows of the brides to be and of course there is mystery and mayhem sprinkled in!

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Winner of the 2015 Diamond Lear Award for Best Historical Romance and Rone Award Finalist

Shannon McMurphy travels to Asherville, Texas as a mail order bride expecting to marry a rancher. Instead, her intended is a saloonkeeper. Her refusal to marry enrages John Hardy and he slices her cheek with a knife so no other man would want her. She runs into the street and no one helps her until blond, blue-eyed Cinders rescues her.

Sexy, rancher Cinders saves Shannon and offers her a job. To protect her reputation he must marry her. They both agree it’s a marriage of convenience. He admires her spunk and willingness to learn everything about surviving the Texas frontier. He waits for her to ask to go home but she never does.

They learn a lot about each other through, stolen horses, Indian troubles, a cattle drive and the busybodies of the town. Their attraction for each other grows, but can they learn to trust enough to love?

Keegan’s Bride
Keegan Quinn watches the passengers disembark wondering where his mail order bride is. All he sees is a woman with a husband and child. Upon approaching the young woman, he discovers she is his bride, and she has a daughter she never mentioned. As they cross the street, the little girl screams for her daddy and points to the man who accompanied them on the stage.

Rancher Keegan Quinn is furious. The married woman swindled him into paying passage for her and her child. It was fool hardy to think a mail order bride would want him. He rides out of town as fast as he can, vowing never to look back. It’s a loco dream to think he can have a family while constantly looking over his shoulder.

Addy has no idea why Peg calls the new sheriff daddy. It cost her, Keegan, the man she hoped to make a life with. She has many secrets, but the sheriff is not one of them. She needs Keegan to keep her safe from her past in Boston. Once he learns the truth, he’ll send her back, but it’s a chance she’s willing to take.

Shane’s Bride
Rescued from Indians, Cecily McGuinness suffers from horrendous nightmare; ones that have her running from her lodging into the woods. She’ll never be normal again and most of the townspeople look at her with disdain. All she ever wanted was a family and a place to call home.

Sheriff Shane O’Connor is tired of tracking Cecily down each time she takes flight. Finally he makes her an offer to keep his house and help turn it into a farm. Her past doesn’t taint her in his eyes. In fact he finds himself very attracted to her but keeps his distance. She’d suffered enough at the hands of Long Nose.

Amid cheating gamblers, old friends who unexpectedly show up and a fire, a closeness develops between them. Cecily believes she isn’t fit to be a wife anymore. Can Shane convince her heart and soul that she is indeed worthy of a great love?

Tramps Bride
Handsome Cowboy Tramp Hart left his home and friends over a year ago. He’s finally back to make amends and take his place on the ranch. That is until he walks into the house he designed and finds a woman living there. He needs a plan to get her out so he can move in.

Mail Order Bride Ilene Duffy traveled from New York City to Asherville, Texas only to find out her marriage contract was no longer valid. Rancher Cinders and his wife Shannon offer her an empty house on their land. Ilene has no intentions of getting married.

Poor Boy’s Christmas
Poor Boy finally comes home. He’s no longer the waif we grew to love; he is very much a man now. As the stage coach approaches his beloved town he spots Sheriff Shane O’Conner riding off after a pair of bank robbers. Poor Boy, the new deputy quickly finds a horse and races after them. One of the robbers is killed and to his surprise the other outlaw is a beautiful young woman.