What Makes A Couple The Perfect Fit?
by Michelle Major, author of A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion
I’m so excited about the Maggie & Griffin trilogy. Writing a three-book connected series was a departure for me, and I’ll admit I was a little nervous going into it. How would I create a believable journey for these two characters that could span three stories? As I plotted and began to write, it became so rewarding to dive deeper with conflict and emotions and a supporting cast of characters than will normally fit into a category length book.
At first, Maggie and Griffin don’t seem like a perfect fit, which for me was part of the fun because ‘opposites attract’ is one of my favorite tropes. Maggie Spencer is a traditional good girl, the mayor of her hometown and the kind of person who tries to make everyone happy (I think some of us can relate to that!). Griffin Stone is the black sheep of his family, but he has a lot of regrets and a fierce need to make things right when he returns to Stonecreek. Both of them want to find someone who can see beyond their masks and love them for who they are on the inside. It takes a bit of time—three books worth—and for me that makes the relationship even more satisfying.
One thing I kept in mind while writing was reader expectations. My editor and I came up with the idea to include a secondary character love story in each book because we wanted to make sure there was a satisfying happily-ever-after on some level. I had a great time exploring these relationships as well. I’ve had some really wonderful feedback from readers and hope everyone has as much fun reading FALLING FOR THE WRONG BROTHER, A SECOND CHANCE IN STONECREEK and A STONECREEK CHRISTMAS REUNION as I did writing them.
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“Marry me, Maggie.”
The conclusion of Maggie & Griffin’s trilogy
Mayor Maggie Spencer is too busy prepping Stonecreek for its holiday spectacular to pine over lost love Griffin Stone. Until he returns—this time with a son! Griffin couldn’t say no to becoming the boy’s guardian. Neither can he say goodbye to Maggie. As Christmas nears, there’s only one thing he wants to say to his first and only love: “Forever.”