Friday, November 18, 2016

Leftovers for Thanksgiving by Mary Jo Young

from the November 14, 2016 issue

Tagline: Linda didn't have time for romance until she saw her neighbor in a new light!

Woman's World Tropes: Man to the rescue, friends to lovers

Observations: Mary Jo is having quite a run. I thought this was an adorable story. I loved seeing so much interaction between the hero and heroine, especially because they were working toward a goal together. I didn't get a super warm fuzzy feeling at the end, but I smiled the entire time I read it.

Photo Credit: Martha_chapa95 via Flickr Creative Commons License

5 comments:

Chris said...

I agree, Kate. Nice to see Mary Jo's name attached to another romance. She can always be relied on to deliver something different.

Shyra said...

Wow Mary Jo! You did it again. You keep this up and Woman's World will have to change the name of this column to 'Romance by Mary Jo'. Great story. Easy to relate to for those of us who get overwhelmed cooking for crowds. Both characters were easy to like. Congrats!

Bonny Dahlsrud said...

Once again a cute story. Thanks, Mary Jo!

Mary Jo said...

Thank you for the kind words, ladies. This was my last WW story of the year, though I hope for more sales in 2017. I expect Patricia is already well into the new year. She edits to the WW voice, and I feel my ending to the Thanksgiving story was a bit more personal than the one she came up with. I think we all need to keep in mind whom we are writing for. As Jody put it, "Don't try to sell a black dog in a gray dog market."

Best of luck to everyone in the coming year.

Pat said...

I thought this was a cute story and fit the issue to a tee. Good job, Mary Jo.