Sharon C. Cooper

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Dearly Beloved Series

Hi all!

It’s always a pleasure having Margo Hoornstra on my blog! Today she’s stopping by as part of her blog tour with Novel Book Tours, to share a bit about her Dearly Beloved Series. Margo is also giving away a $15 Amazon gift card! More about the giveaway shortly. First let’s check out the books in the series.

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Elyse Monroe may be her sister’s maid of honor, but that doesn’t mean she has to follow the bride’s example and fall in love. Battle-scarred and weary from previous relationships, she has no desire to take a chance on another–no matter how many hints her little sister drops about the best man.

Devastating life events have taken a toll on Eric Matthews. After losing his wife and unborn daughter, he’s come home to heal. Serving as best man at his kid brother’s wedding is the only relationship he cares to contemplate–no matter how attractive the maid of honor.

Thrown together again and again by wedding duties, Elyse and Eric reluctantly agree to explore a possible relationship–only to have their casual date turn into a glorious night of passion. Can two hearts, convinced a happily ever after will never happen, recognize love when it finds them?


Eric slammed open the door to the hospital emergency entrance nearly blinded by terror at what he might find once he was inside. The last time he’d been summoned to a hospital like this–The sharp smell of antiseptic invaded his nostrils, blurred both eyes. He paused to lean against a wall tiled in puke green to get his bearings. A woman in blue scrubs and a stethoscope looped on her neck walked by.

He grabbed her arm. “Jay Matthews. Where is he?”

“I don’t know, sir. You’ll—”

When she attempted to pull away, he hung on. “My son. I got a call that he fell at his daycare. Someone brought him here.”

“You’ll have to ask at the desk. Down there.” Reaching over to pry away his fingers, she indicated the direction he needed to take with a nod of her head. As soon as he glanced that way, she yanked free.

“Where’s my son?” He lunged for her then stumbled when she hurried away. “What?—”

A hand clamped on his shoulder from behind; he spun around and found a green-eyed gaze holding his.

He clutched at Elyse’s upper arms. “Where is he?”



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Only If You Dare Cover


All the pleasures and none of the pain, that’s what Cynthia Buckingham wants in a relationship these days. A one-night stand with Jonah Colt seems to fit that bill perfectly. Newly divorced, she’s too busy planning her daughter’s wedding for any serious involvement. Besides, her true passion is helping victims of PTSD reclaim their lives.

Waking up after spending the night with a woman he barely knows, Jonah is stunned to realize sex for the sake of sex isn’t enough for him anymore. A veteran of more military battles than he cares to count, he wants to forget it all and focus on peaceful civilian life. Except flashbacks won’t allow it.

Falling for Cynthia makes Jonah regret his weakened state, but he’d rather hide the truth than face it. When she sets aside everything she believes in to help him heal, can he accept her help–and her love?


She looked up into dark eyes that revealed nothing about his inner thoughts. Except to shine with appreciation each time his gaze fell on her.

“Jackie and I try to get together to jog-walk on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.”

“Small world.”

“It is. Would you like to come in for a moment?” To her surprise, the invitation slipped from her lips.

When he readily agreed, she waited until he’d followed her into the garage then depressed a button on the wall to lower its paneled door.

“By now, they’re sitting down to dinner back at the country club. I have some chicken Kiev in the freezer I could heat up.”

“You don’t need to feel obligated to feed me.”

She unlocked the door to her side entrance, and they stepped into the small mudroom. One more door and he’d officially be inside her house.

All of a sudden, she was certain that was exactly where she wanted him. “I feel I owe you at least some snacks for pulling you out of there before they served dinner.”

“I was looking for a reason to take off, anyway.”


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About the Author:


Like many writers, it’s hard to determine exactly when my fiction writing career began. I remember composing a short story in grade school (I have no idea about what) which was chosen for publication in an all school anthology. A journalism class taken in junior high school led to a job on the school newspaper and a weekly column.

I always loved reading. I loved writing too. Someday, I thought, maybe when I grew up and received the right training, I could actually write a book. After all, I was often told, laughingly most times, I had an extremely vivid imagination.

Through the years, the desire to write was always there. I had so many ideas and characters roaming around in my head, so many stories. But the business of living—going to college, getting married then raising a family—took precedence over something as frivolous as writing a book.

Then one day out of the blue I was downsized—effective immediately—from a job I’d held for over thirty years. What seemed so unfair at the time, I now recognize the tremendous gift I was given that day. As I’m now able to spend more and more time doing what I love—writing romantic fiction—I find I really do have an abundance of stories to share.


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  1. Hi,

    I love all of your titles. They get my imagination fired up.

    Comment by Mary Preston | June 3, 2015

    • Thanks for stopping by, Mary!

      Comment by sharonccooper | June 3, 2015

    • So nice of you to say that, Mary. Glad I could help.

      Comment by margohoornstra | June 4, 2015

  2. Sharon. Always great to be here with you. Love your covers on the side!

    Comment by margohoornstra | June 4, 2015

  3. Thanks for the excerpt. I love the cover

    Comment by Shannon | June 15, 2015

    • Thanks for stopping by, Shannon!

      Comment by sharonccooper | June 15, 2015

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