Monday, September 19, 2022

Excerpt Spotlight & Giveaway ~ THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW by Kris Francoeur

The Stained Glass Window
by: Kris Francoeur
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Publisher: Willow River Press

Lilly has the perfect life... she's beautiful, successful, and financially independent.

Lilly inherits a mysterious house in Vermont. She sees it as her life only getting better. She hires a hot contractor to fix up and restore the grand old house, then meets a gorgeous Italian professor who showers her with attention. What seems like a perfect life can sometimes be masking dark secrets just beneath the surface and old houses have their memories.

Will Lilly do the reasonable, safe, and expected thing and marry the dashing professor or give in to the raw passion of a future with the one man who has not only discovered the secrets of the house, but also Lilly's?

He was the epitome of a hot guy who did hard physical labor, dressed in his faded jeans and a fitted navy-blue tee. He was gorgeous, and he gave me a lazy grin. “I am so glad you like it. I’m pleased with how it came out.”

“You should be.”

He gestured to the fridge. “I put a bottle of champagne in there so you could celebrate.”

I was touched. “Thank you.” Suddenly, I felt shy. “Would you stay and have a glass with me?”

He looked uncomfortable, and I wondered if I had put my foot in my mouth. Did he have a wife or girlfriend at home? He wasn’t wearing a ring, but did that really mean anything? He worked with his hands, so maybe he took it off when on the job. “How will your boyfriend feel about you having a drink with me?” he said.


His eyes never left mine. “Everyone knows you’re seeing Roberto Romano. I’m happy to have a drink with you, Lily, I’d love to. But I also don’t want to cause a problem between the two of you.”

I had to stifle a smile. Okay, this hunky sweetheart was worrying about stepping on Berto’s toes, and my ex-husband had wanted to have an open marriage. I sure knew how to find interesting people on both ends of the spectrum. “He’s not my boyfriend,” I said. “We see each other but it’s not like we’re serious.”

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Kris Francoeur is an author, ghostwriter, and educator who lives on her small family farm in Vermont. When not writing stories about strong women with interesting backstories, Kris loves to travel, knit, and garden.

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  1. This sounds interesting. I always had a dream of owning an old house.

    1. Thanks so much! Until I was an adult, I always lived in old houses, and loved the stories they held!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting today - I hope your readers will enjoy the excerpt, and enter to win a great prize!

  3. Sounds like a great read. I enjoy reading Contemporary Romance. I like the cover and excerpt.

  4. Thank you! I love this cover - I have to admit to getting teary when I saw it for the first time. It was exactly what I was picturing in my mind. Have a great day!

  5. A beautiful cover and an intriguing synopsis and excerpt, The Stained Glass Window sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your bio and book details

  6. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy reading the whole book. Best wishes!

  7. Congratulations on your release of The Stained Glass Window, Kris, I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a wonderful romance for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome week!

    1. Thank you so much! I had such a great time writing this story!

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    1. Thank you! It was such fun to write -- have a great day!

  9. I like the cover. It sets the stage for the book.

  10. This sounds like a great story. I like the cover.


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