March 2, 2013

To Be Or Not by Margo Hoornstra FREE on Amazon!

To Be Or Not
By Margo Hoornstra

FREE Download on Amazon March 2, 2013 Only!

Barry Carlson had it all, a successful career in professional baseball and the adoration of any woman he wanted. Except one. Forced to retire in his prime, Barry returns to his hometown of Summerville, New York to coach the Minor League Hornets.

Twenty years ago, Barry broke through Amanda Marsh’s trust issues. He melted her ice, won her love, then walked away without a backward glance to survey the wreckage. Now Amanda is the head of public relations for the Hornets and happily single—until Barry slides back into her life.

Still reluctant to trust, Amanda gives Barry another chance. But the announcement of their twenty-fifth high school reunion leads to an asinine bet between Barry and his old buddies, and threatens to ruin their newfound relationship. As scandals of the past and present converge, can Barry and Amanda get beyond their differences to find their second chance at love?


Margo Hoornstra

The Roses of Prose

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.


  1. I've got my 30 year class reunion coming up this year. I haven't gone to any of mine before and am nervous about this one. I don't know about facing my past. I think that's why I love stories like this one so much!

    1. Melissa,

      I will admit to finding it much, much easier to enjoy the reunion through the eyes of my characters rather than facing my own 'in the flesh' as it were. That being said, going to one of mine wasn't horribly painful and even a little fun.

    2. Thanks for stopping by the Cafe Melissa and Margo! My class reunions have been good experiences. I graduated from a class of 69 students, so it's a small group of people who have all stayed pretty much close to home.


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