Melody Of Love
by Tara Randel
June 1, 2003
Available in: Hardcover
Marilyn Banner dreams of escaping her small hometown, so a prestigious job offer is the ticket out of town. She longs to leave behind a difficult past and work toward a successful future. She is ready to leave when Dusty Haywood arrives in town, causing her to question her goals.
Dusty, a successful songwriter experiencing writer's block, comes to Paineville searching for peace in order to regain his lost ability to compose. When he becomes a boarder at her grandmother''s home, Marilyn tries to ignore him, until his tender advice and concern melt her heart.
Over time, they help one another find the strength to heal their past hurts, unwittingly falling in love. Soon, Marilyn must decide between a career in another city or a life-long love at home.
Tara Randel has enjoyed a life long love of books, so it didn't come as a surprise when she pursued writing herself. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore nine years ago, she got the writing bug. Soon after she discovered Romance Writers of America. She located the RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. She's been an active member since then.
Tara completed four manuscripts before Avalon Books bought Lasting Love, a December 2001 release. She has since sold another manuscript, Hidden Hearts with an April 2002 release date. In between, she has sold short stories and worked on script writing with a local Christian television network. She also teaches creative writing to middle school students at her daughter's school.
Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business, from the craft of writing to finding out which publishers work in the romance genre. She also served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, and she has continued to write.
When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories.