Thursday, April 13, 2023

Things are Going Swimmingly for Christy a book giveaway

Today we are pleased to welcome Christy Hayes to CLC to feature her latest novel, The Last Lap. We enjoyed chatting with Christy, as she is so kind and friendly. We hope you will enjoy getting to know her. Thanks to Christy, we have one copy of The Last Lap for a lucky reader!

Christy Hayes is a USA Today Bestselling author. She grew up along the eastern seaboard and received two degrees from the University of Georgia. An avid reader, she writes romance and women’s fiction. Christy and her husband have two grown children and live with a houseful of dogs in the foothills of north Georgia.

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Megan Holloway has learned a few hard truths in her twenty-eight-years. Life isn’t fair. People she loves always leave. And she’ll be stuck on Key West running her parents’ gift store and raising her twelve-year-old niece for the rest of her life.

Thirty-year-old Bryan Westfall has come to Key West to clean out his dead brother’s apartment and search for answers about the woman who died with his estranged older brother. Bryan didn’t know the woman had a daughter and he sure didn’t expect her sister to floor him with her beauty and biting brashness.

Bryan’s persistent need to help and Meg’s bumbling business skills create an unlikely union. The more time they spend together, the more their feelings become too powerful to deny. Meg knows Bryan is leaving at the end of the summer and Bryan knows Meg is holding back to spare herself needless heartache. When a hurricane forces them to evacuate, Meg mentally prepares to let Bryan go while Bryan wonders if home is where he came from or is with the woman who stole his heart.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing? 
Whenever someone says the characters or situations are realistic, that to me is the best compliment.
How are you similar to or different from your lead character? 
Meg and I are both younger sisters, but the comparison ends there. I’m lucky enough to have met the love of my life in college and I’ve been married for thirty years this November. 

If The Last Lap were made into a movie, who would star in the leading roles? 
Maybe Emma Stone as Meg and Milo Ventimiglia as Bryan. Cliché choices, but they fit. She’s beautiful in an unconventional way and he’s adorable.

What is the strangest way you've become friends with someone? 
I was the ghostwriter for a faith-based father-son memoir after doing research for a book on athletes injured playing football, and stumbled across a CaringBridge page from a family in Iowa. I reached out to the dad after being incredibly moved by the entries and ended up writing their story. We are friends to this day. 

What is something that made you laugh recently? 
My dogs make me laugh daily. I love watching funny Instagram videos. Our family is always sending funny videos to each other.

Favorite travel spot? 
When it’s cold in the South, I like to go where it’s warm. I like the US Virgin Islands because it’s an easy flight from Atlanta and the weather is beautiful. When it’s summer and too hot to be outside, I like to go out West, specifically Colorado.

Thanks to Christy for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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Mary C said...

Last summer

Marta Suárez Mazaira said...

4 years ago!!!

Rita Wray said...

It's been many years ago.

traveler said...

I went swimming this March break.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I'm not a strong swimmer (although my daughter was a competitive swimmer when she was younger, and we spent many years at & in pools!). We live in a beach town, so in the summer I'm often in the water (but mostly floating). I did swim a little last month in the Caribbean when we took a cruise!

Lisa D said...

The last time I went swimming was over 20 years ago! I don't like getting my hair wet and I have too much hair to fit into a swim cap!

Toni Laliberte said...

The last time I went swimming was last summer at my niece's pool, with my two sisters. We had fun!

Mary Preston said...

Years ago, these days I paddle.

Suburban prep said...

It has been quite some time.
I grew up with a pool in the back yard but that house was torn down about 17 yrs ago.
I guess I just have not really looked to go swimming since.

satkins said...

It has been a long time- My 2 girls and I went swimming almost every day during summer break . They are now 45 and 47 years old. Now they do this with their children

diannekc said...

I can't remember the last time I've been swimming.

bn100 said...

while ago

Lelandlee said...

Last week

Xia Lee said...

Been a while

rubynreba said...

A long time - probably about 10 years ago!

Anonymous said...

Last time I went swimming was last night! I'm in the midst of a six week water aerobics program and loving it! This sounds like a sweet romance story!